July 7, 2008 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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July 7, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 27
July 7, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 27
The chemical industry began to feel the impact of a changing economy in 2007
By Assistant Managing Editor Michael McCoy, Senior Correspondent Marc S. Reisch, and Senior Editor Alexander H. Tullo (all three in C&EN's Northeast News Bureau); Senior Correspondent Patricia L. Short (London); and Senior Correspondent Jean-François Tremblay (Hong Kong). Contributing Editor William J. Storck (Northeast News Bureau) and Senior Editor Melody Voith (Washington, D.C.)
Government & Policy
As commercial genetic tests proliferate, many people are calling for more government oversight (pp. 20-23)
Science & Technology
Our love of food is helping bring science to the masses (pp. 26-30)
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Long journey for a leading specialty chemicals business seems near an end
(pp. 13-16)
Is a program intended for developing countries enriching Arkema?
The chemical industry began to feel the impact of a changing economy in 2007
Japan was the only country to see major employment growth, U.S. continued decline
(pp. 57-60)
Profits decreased, but strong finances supported capital spending
(pp. 36-56)
Production growth tapered in Europe but increased in Asia
(pp. 61-70)
U.S.’s trade balance turned positive, and Europe’s costly exports faded
(pp. 71-74)


Biographer details life and achievements of Nobel Laureate
(pp. 32-33)