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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Chemical Production Up In July

August 19, 2014 4:04 pm | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

According to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI), chemical production expanded by 0.4 percent in July following an downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in June.                 

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High Throw Vibratory Conveyor

August 19, 2014 2:26 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Global packaging solutions specialist, tna, announces the launch of the new tna roflo® VM 3 high throw vibratory conveyor. 

Ductless Filtration System

August 19, 2014 2:14 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new Air Science Vent-Box ductless filtration system is designed to protect laboratory personnel from chemical vapors found inside of stand alone chemical safety cabinets.

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Consumer Prices Up .1% In July

August 19, 2014 10:34 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumer prices rose in July at the slowest pace in five months, held back by a drop in gasoline prices.                                           

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Environmentalists Call For Health Registry In Drilling Regions

August 19, 2014 10:33 am | by PETER JACKSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action.              

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BHP Plans Asset Split, Posts $13.8B Profit

August 19, 2014 10:14 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit.                           

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Protesters Gather Against Proposed Chicken Processing Plant

August 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area.                           

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Mine Explosion Traps 27

August 19, 2014 9:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas explosion Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 27 workers underground, state media reported.                                     

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Frack-Quakes Less Intense

August 18, 2014 5:10 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.                               

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Chemical Tanker Victim Buried At Sea

August 18, 2014 5:08 pm | by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ship spokesman Campbell Houston said Monday the engine-room fire left the 485-foot Pine Galaxy without much refrigeration, and the crewman's family gave permission for the ocean burial.                    

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Pipeline Protesters Plan Cornfield Concert

August 18, 2014 5:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.                        

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Tubular Cable Conveyors

August 18, 2014 4:52 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Flexicon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Flexicon Corporation is now offering its FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials, integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations and delivers it selectively to storage vessels, filling machines or other processing equipment.

Continuous Flow Batch Feeder

August 18, 2014 4:41 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MULTI-FILL is adding a Batch Feeder to its line of equipment designed to provide a metered continuous flow of bulk products like cooked pastas and rice, cut vegetables, fruits, meats, and various salads to the hopper of its volumetric cup filler, allowing large quantities to be placed into the hopper with minimal monitoring.

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Gas Blast Charges

August 18, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.         

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Crews Discover Benzene Leak At Abandoned Goodrich Factory

August 18, 2014 3:41 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Demolition crews discovered a stinging surprise and a chemical leak while working to tear down an Ottawa County plant formerly owned by a tire manufacturing company.                                             

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