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WASHINGTON The Senate Commerce Committee has passed by voice vote the Corporate Average Fuel Economy n(CAFE) bill that would require auto makers´ car and truck fleets to average 35 mpg in fuel economy by 2020.

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Source: Vietnam News Agency, Hanoi; 22 June 2007

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee The Tennessee State Senate and House of Representatives is considering a bill to raise the predisposal fee on new passenger and light truck tires.

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Rohm and Haas is set to increase prices by up to 10 percent for all of its acrylic and styrene-acrylic emulsions, solutions and solid-grade acrylic resins, vinyl-acetate-based emulsions and additives, effective July 1.

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Michelin North America Inc. is recalling 19,924 motorcycle tires in the U.S. and Canada as part of an effort announced June 15.

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MIDDLEBURY, Connecticut: Chemtura Corp. has withdrawn its Flexzone antiozonant and Danyang, China, rubber chemicals operations from its planned sale of assets to Lion Copolymer L.L.C. Chemtura´s EPDM rubber, Celogen foam agent and the Geismar, La., facility remain part of the purchase agreement with Lion Copolymer, the company said.

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Titan International Inc. and the United Steelworkers (USW) union together have asked the U.S. government to impose duties on off-the-road tires -- industrial, implement, farm/forestry, skid-steers, etc. -- imported from China.

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Myers Industries Inc. shareholders will convene July 23 at the company´s Akron headquarters to vote on Goldman, Sachs & Co.´s proposal to purchase the plastics and rubber products manufacturer for USD1.07 billion, or USD22.50 per share.

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KITCHENER, Ontario - A demonstration by the United Steelworkers on May 23 aimed to coincide with Michelin’s planned auction of tire machinery from the former B.F. Goodrich plant in Kitchener.

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The RAG subsidiary Degussa announced the formal opening of its new isophorone production line in Herne, Germany.

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