Wonder why the cost of tires is going up?. The worlds largest rubber exporters are Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Vietnam produces 7E5 metric tons a year but is not a member of the International Rubber Consortium. The IRC wants Vietnam to join them so they can become stronger in price controls.
Ref; The Wall Street Journal, 3/11/10 page C16
Cisco Systems will start using it's Super Speed internet hardware, which can handle 12 times the traffic capacity of competing systems in Europe.
Ref: France 24, 3/10/10
USA Today, 3/10/10 page1B
EDAS will join Boeing to build fuel plains for the U.S. Airforce
and build a plant in Alabama, creating 300 jobs.
Very good story on bacteria contamination of tobacco products.
REf: Science News, March 13,2010 page 10