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Norilsk Nickel Posts $2.6B Profit

May 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | News | Comments

World?s largest producer of nickel posted $2.6 billion profit last year -- largely due to a major cost-reduction program -- despite a 27 percent dip in revenue.

EU, China Fight Over Shoe Duties

May 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | News | Comments

Brussels and Beijing are battling over an EU decision in December to extend trade charges on Chinese leather shoes by 15 months to protect European shoemakers.

GM To Sell Natural Gas Commercial Vans

May 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | News | Comments

General Motors said it will begin selling vans powered by compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas to fleet and commercial customers starting later this year.


Old GM Sites May Receive Funding For Clean Up

May 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | News | Comments

Obama administration is proposing a trust fund of more than $800 million to pay for the clean up of closed General Motors sites in 14 states.

Pfizer to Slash 6,000 Jobs

May 18, 2010 6:29 am | by | News | Comments

World's biggest drug maker says it will cut 6,000 jobs as it trims its manufacturing capacity worldwide.

Craig Arnold to Lead Dow Oil and Gas

May 18, 2010 6:28 am | by The Dow Chemical Company | News | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company has appointed Craig Arnold general manager of Dow Oil & Gas, a market-driven business that serves the global oil and gas industry. Arnold will assume the role as of June 1 and will relocate to Houston, where Dow Oil & Gas is headquartered.

Improved Soybean Oil Achieves Milestone That Will Advance Development of Foods With Reduced Saturated Fat and No Trans Fats

May 18, 2010 6:28 am | by Monsanto | News | Comments

Milestone Enables Food Companies to Develop and Test Foods Containing Oil from Vistive® Gold Soybeans

Argonne Scientists Reveal Secret Of Nanoparticle Crystallization In Real Time

May 18, 2010 6:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) A collaboration between the Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has "seen" the crystallization of nanoparticles in unprecedented detail.


Gold Standard/Elsevier Offers Timely, Reliable Drug Pricing Data, Including Average Wholesale Price

May 18, 2010 6:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Elsevier ) Amidst industry unrest due to drug pricing benchmark upheaval, Gold Standard/Elsevier to continue publishing AWP and other pricing standards.

Mysterious Ball Lightning: Illusion Or Reality?

May 18, 2010 6:28 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Innsbruck ) Ball lightnings are circular light phenomena occurring during thunderstorms and there are a large class of reports by eyewitnesses having experienced such events. Scientists have been puzzled by the nature of these apparent fire balls for a long time. Now,...

Receptor Variant Influences Dopamine Response To Alcohol

May 18, 2010 6:27 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ) Researchers showed that human subjects with the 118G variant of the mu-opioid receptor released dopamine from the ventrial striatum of the brain in response to alcohol, while those with the more common 118A variant of this...

A Speedy Feeder & Rapid Product Changeover

May 18, 2010 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tecnetic’s Industries believes that its Tecweigh® QC10 single-drive feeder delivers the quickest way in the entire industry to empty a flexible hopper-style feeder.


Oil Spill Scrutiny Turns to Obama Administration

May 18, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

Federal officials will come under questioning for what the government did — or did not do — to prevent the oil spill, and how they have responded since oil started streaming into the Gulf last month.

Government To Lose $1.6B On Chrysler Loan

May 18, 2010 5:25 am | by | News | Comments

Treasury officials said government had no plans to boost its stake in the new Chrysler to cover $1.6 billion loss on a loan made to the automaker in early 2009.

China Expects Inflation To Rise

May 18, 2010 5:25 am | by | News | Comments

Cabinet agency said inflation should rise slightly in May and June but overall increase in consumer prices for the first half should be just 2.5 percent over a year earlier.


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