In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
November 12-18, 2012

Cover story

Market intelligence: Chemical and energy associations appeal to US president Obama to relax rules

More in hope, perhaps, than expectation, US chemical, energy and ­general business interests have appealed to newly re-elected President Barack Obama to scale back his administration's regulations, restrictions and taxes.

Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), noted that "it is no secret that the business community has had reservations about the president's agenda of the last four years".



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