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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Second Week of February 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Here are Industrial Info's most-read stories from the past week. Browse other breaking industrial news stories at www.industrialinfo.com.

Minnesota, North Dakota Push Midwest Industrial Project Activity to $109 Billion
The U.S. Midwest region has a total 1,395 active industrial projects, representing $109.3 billion. Industrial project activity has skyrocketed in the region, especially in Minnesota and North Dakota. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240622&refer=mw.

Two of Six Supermajor Oil Companies Selling Billion-Dollar Assets
With oil prices hovering around $100 per barrel, it would seem that "Big Oil" is making money hand-over-fist. However, the cost per barrel to access the crude oil in new reserves has diminished oil companies' margins. Two of the world's six "supermajor" oil companies recently sold, or plan to sell, billion-dollar assets or shares in projects. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240659&refer=mw.

Boiler MACT Heats Up U.S. Pulp & Paper Industry Spending
In the U.S. Pulp & Paper Industry, project activity to meet Boiler MACT requirements shows expenditures totaling more than $1 billion, as reported by Industrial Info for 2014. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240623&refer=mw.

Mid-Atlantic Lays Claim to Majority of Pharma-Biotech's $3.5 Billion Investment in Construction Starts in First-Quarter 2014
Virtually every region of North America is home to some form of construction activity sourced out of the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry, which has plans to kick off $3.5 billion in the form of 165 projects. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/news/abstract.jsp?newsitemID=240644&refer=mw.

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