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More than $1 billion in federal money probably flowed to key backers of the Tea Party because the Democratic-controlled Congress failed to shut off black liquor tax credits. The money was paid last year to paper giant Georgia Pacific, which is part of the Koch Industries conglomerate.
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An environmentalist who helped broker the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement recently said that clearcut logging is “an appropriate silvaculture method” in the boreal forest.
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The cost of "green" energy subsidies involving the U.S. pulp and paper industry shot well past $30 billion today -- with not a cent of it doing anything to help the environment.
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In this week's saga of the Black Liquor Tax Credits, Dad got blamed for luring away a big customer, Son looks as if he'll really start paying off for some paper mills, and Congress decided to cash in on Grandson.
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Nine senators, 10 House members, and one governor are slated to appear at today's U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on the anti-dumping case against Asian paper companies.
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Despite growing market share and rising prices for its products, NewPage is having to fend off a leading analyst’s assessment that it is destined for bankruptcy court.
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It's a case of One Person's (or Country's) Jobs and Energy Program Is Another's Unfair Subsidy.
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The “Son of Black Liquor” tax credits will probably cost American taxpayers hundreds of millions, if not billions, of additional dollars, but Congress might grab the money without paper manufacturers getting a dime.
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The size of the recent run-up in coated paper prices seems to have surprised most industry participants and observers.

Only 21% of respondents to a March poll correctly predicted that the RISI price for 40# #5 would rise $65 or more by July.
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U.S. pulp makers are still trying to figure out exactly what the IRS’ recent “Son of Black Liquor” ruling means, but the largest one said yesterday it sees little if any gain.
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In the latest issue, Don Meadows discusses Weyerhaeuser's USD 5.6 billion special dividend and the larger issues of conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT).



Explore all of the new content at:

http://www.globalpapermoney.org/
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This week, Jim considers how to keep pumps running properly once they make it to the mill.



The first tip is the most important "Get the thing solidly mounted and properly aligned and you have won over half the battle of longevity."



Read the rest today...

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A proposed U.S. tax credit for "green" printing that was unveiled this week could lead to some interesting arguments among environmentalists, printers, paper mills, and print-buying organizations.
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Over the next 4 weeks, Jim "will help you look at pumps, and people, in ways not considered before."



Our bold claim: "You will never look at a pump the same way again."



When you're looking at your advertising budget, remember, Paperitalo Publications are Publications people read (TM).
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The Internal Revenue Service may have handed U.S. pulp and paper companies a multibillion-dollar gift by ruling that black liquor produced in 2009 is eligible for an even more lucrative tax credit than the one claimed by manufacturers last year.
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Reduce waste, save money.



"We have become a society of forms, roadblocks and busy work. You don't have to be in the government to be facing these kinds of paperwork blizzards. We all have them wherever we work. The costs of this bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo are incalculable for all businesses."
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Nearly 16 years to the day after protesters hung a "Take The Poison Out Of Paper" banner on the TIME-Life building, Time Warner's paper-buying practices were blasted once again this week by Greenpeace. But TIME magazine and CNN articles omitted references to the parent company.
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With the reformatting of PaperMoney, this completes a three-month long process to improve the formats of Nip Impressions, Capital Arguments, and PaperMoney.



Check out PaperMoney today http://www.globalpapermoney.org/ and let us know what you think.
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At Nip Impressions, we touch on all phases of the business.



"Sloppy collections on your part or stalling to pay your suppliers is probably costing you customers and money, and is not a net savings experience as your accounting department may be leading you to believe."



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RISI, "the leading information provider for the global forest products industry," shocked me and a lot of sane people as well this week by naming me to its "Power List" of the industry's top 50 movers and shakers. I swear I didn't bribe anyone.
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