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Oil Slips Below $80, Energy Stocks Fall

October 27, 2014 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil fell below $80 a barrel Monday morning and investors resumed their retreat from energy stocks.                        

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Scissor Lift And Rotate System For Carts

October 27, 2014 11:04 am | by Herkules Equipment Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

EnKon Systems, Herkules Equipment Corporation’s brand name of lift systems, has released a pneumatic Scissor Lift and Rotate System to specifically fit a customer’s cart for improving ergonomics and productivity in their facility.

Two New Highly Flexible Radar Level Measurement Solutions

October 27, 2014 10:55 am | by AMETEK Drexelbrook | Product Releases | Comments

AMETEK Drexelbrook now offers two new radar-based level measurement solutions that provide increased installation flexibility along with accuracy and reliability.

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U.S. Zinc Completes Phase 2 Of Zinc Oxide Expansion

October 27, 2014 10:41 am | by U.S. Zinc | News | Comments

Officials with U.S. Zinc has announced the company has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., ahead of schedule.              

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Chomarat Opens New North American Facility

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Chomarat | News | Comments

Chomarat has just celebrated the opening of its new 58,500 sq.ft. factory in South Carolina that will specialize in developing the company's advanced composite business.              

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ACC Releases Weekly Chemistry And Economic Trends

October 27, 2014 10:21 am | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

The running tab of positive indicators from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the macroeconomic status was 17 out of 20 this week and chemical output grew in all regions.             

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Patent Reform & Its Impact On The Chemical Industry

October 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Jennifer Woodside Wojtala | Articles | Comments

Recent changes in U.S. patent law provide some helpful advances for the chemical industry; however, new challenges have also arisen for companies seeking patent protection. Among these changes, the U.S. recently transitioned to a first-to-file patent system, making it more important to act quickly in filing patent applications for inventions, ideally before any public disclosure occurs.

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New Poll Reveals Concern Over Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

October 24, 2014 10:20 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

Polling data released by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that Americans have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations and are unwilling to pay even a dollar more for energy in exchange for these new rules.

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Spain Challenges Canary Island Poll On Oil Plans

October 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.                                     

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Sells Stake In South Carolina Smelter

October 24, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million.                                                               

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EU Reaches Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by MIKE CORDER, MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.                                                       

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Mining Company Eyes Up Ski Area

October 24, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will consider a proposal from a Vancouver mining company to turn the oldest downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.                                               

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The Inversion Crackdown Is In Full Swing

October 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO Magazine | Blogs | Comments

It looks like the Obama administration has finally thrown down the gauntlet with companies moving their headquarters overseas. For years, companies have been buying smaller businesses abroad and, in turn, evading taxes. This practice is called inversion, and President Obama seems to be at the end of his rope with it, going so far as to call it an unpatriotic practice...

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Louisiana Chemical Plant Expands

October 23, 2014 3:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Westlake Chemical President Albert Chao and Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday announced the company will expand the ethylene capacity at its Calcasieu Parish plant and make other capital improvements.                                   

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IS Rakes In $1M/Day In Black Market Oil Sales

October 23, 2014 3:17 pm | by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.                                   

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