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Global Photonic Crystals Market – Analysis & Forecast – 2017 to 2021 Focus on Type; Applications and Region

The global photonic crystals market is expected to reach $53,607.1 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 8.5% between 2017 and 2021. The photonic crystals market is driven by a number of factors such as superior properties of photonic crystals, increasing demand from various end-use applications, as well as photonic crystals in LED. However, Read More…

Kennametal To Participate In Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By Seaport Global Securities On August 24, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today they will participate in a non-deal roadshow hosted by Seaport Global Securities on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Denver.   In attendance will be Chuck Byrnes, President, Industrial Business and Kelly Boyer, Vice President, Investor Relations. The presentation slides will be available on the Read More…

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Montana Business News

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Colstrip ash pond cleanup will cost $138M, Talen Energy estimates

Talen Energy has put a $138 million price tag on capping Colstrip Power Plant’s toxic coal ash ponds. The co-owner and operator of the southeast Montana coal-fired power plant submitted the required estimates earlier this month to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. Capping the ash pods is only one portion of a three-stage cleanup Read More…

MSU professor recommends methods to boost wheat grain protein mid-season

Clain Jones, Montana State University soil fertility Extension specialist, suggests Montana irrigated wheat farmers consider providing additional nitrogen to their crop, calling it the most important management factor to produce high protein levels this year. In an effort to maximize the amount of nitrogen absorbed by the crop and increase protein for the 2017 harvest, Read More…

MT small-business lobby supports repeal of `Obamacare’

HELENA – While U.S. Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal “Obamacare” has been criticized for potentially undercutting coverage for thousands of low-income Montanans, at least one group is firmly behind it: The state’s primary lobby for small businesses. “What we’re looking for is a health-care system that is affordable, flexible and predictable,” says Riley Johnson, state Read More…

National Business News

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Alipay, WeChat Take Battle for Mobile-Payment Dominance Overseas

A pitched battle between China’s technology titans for control of the world’s largest mobile-payments market is starting to ripple overseas. The biggest combatant is Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and the owner of China’s dominant Alipay service. Alipay lets users pay for everything from haircuts to houses Read More…