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Day: October 17, 2006

Praxair Acquires Hobart Industrial Gases

Praxair Distribution Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT, has acquired Hobart Industrial Gases of Fort Wayne, IN. Since 1956, Hobart Industrial Gases has supplied a wide array of packaged industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding equipment, supplies and services to Indiana and Ohio. “This acquisition provides a great opportunity to integrate the strengths and …

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Core Inflation Jumps 0.6%, Wholesale Prices Fall

quarter of 2006 after surging at a 29.6-percent SAAR in the second quarter of 2006. Crude goodsThe Producer Price Index for Crude Materials for Further Processing fell 3.4% in September following a 2.2-percent increase in August. Prices for crude energy materials turned down after rising in the previous month. Conversely, the basic industrial materials index …

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