AFFAIRS OF TABLES AND CHAIRS: The recent expansion of some furniture retailers and manufacturers is providing a much-needed confidence jolt to a furniture industry flattened by the housing crash and the slumping economy. While profits may not be making a comeback just yet, some operators are daring to hope again.
DOWN TO EARTH: Growing industrial applications for rare earths coupled with shrinking exports from China, the world’s dominant producer, has Molycorp resuscitating a Mountain Pass, Calif., mine that has sat largely dormant for eight years.
EXECUTIVE SNAPSHOT: World Market Center President and CEO Robert Maricich discusses his passion for fly fishing and his frequent concert attendance.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS PRESS POLL QUESTION
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The Obama administration plans to ask Congress to let the government tap into Internet and e-mail communications so law enforcement agencies can better eavesdrop on conversations involving terrorism, crimes or other public safety issues. Critics say the plan, in addition to violating individuals’ privacy rights, would make citizens more vulnerable to identity theft.
Do you think telecommunications companies should be required to give law enforcement agencies access to customers’ encrypted e-mail and phone communications?
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