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Oil Holds Above $67 Amid Improving US Economy

July 24, 2009 4:41 am | Comments


3M 2Q Profit Slips As Economy Lags

July 23, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell 17 percent as the global recession cut sales to car makers, but results still beat analysts' expectations.

Woman Found Dead At Calif. Food Processing Plant

July 22, 2009 5:15 am | Comments

INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - A 40-year-old woman has been found dead in a machine at a Southern California food processing plant that is a major supplier for McDonald's restaurants.


EPA Recommends Capping Part Of Metachem Site

July 22, 2009 4:24 am | Comments

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is recommending paving over the most contaminated section of the abandoned Metachem Products chemical plant near Delaware City. Capping the section, the agency's preferred option, would cost $12 million to $19 million.

Euro 61M Fine For Chemical Cartel

July 22, 2009 4:12 am | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union regulators on Wednesday fined seven chemical companies euro61 million for fixing the price of calcium carbide, a chemical used to make steel.

DuPont 2Q Profit Skids, Adjusted Earns Tops View

July 21, 2009 4:22 am | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lower sales and restructuring charges helped drive chemical giant DuPont Co.'s profit down 61 percent in the second quarter, overshadowing a strong showing by its agriculture and nutrition business. Its adjusted earnings still beat Wall Street expectations.

Ex-Head Of WD-40 Dies

July 20, 2009 11:51 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man who is credited with turning WD-40 into a household name has died at 84. His widow says John S. Barry died of pulmonary fibrosis on July 3 at a nursing facility in La Jolla (HOYE'-yuh). Employees of what was then the Rocket Chemical Co.

R & D Experts, Editors Pick Top Tech Innovations

July 20, 2009 11:36 am | Comments

ROCKAWAY, N.J. - The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the winners of the 47th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which will be formally presented at an Awards Banquet in Orlando on November 12, 2009.


Columbus Foods Biodiesel Factory Severely Damaged By Chemical Explosion

July 17, 2009 8:11 am | Comments

July 17, 2009 CHICAGO (AP) - Officials say an explosion at a Chicago biodiesel manufacturing plant that injured two workers was caused by a chemical reaction.

2 Injured In An Explosion At A Chicago Factory

July 17, 2009 7:03 am | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) - Two people have been injured in an explosion at a factory in Chicago that sent bricks and debris flying hundreds of feet in the air. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the 9 a.m. explosion seriously damaged the one-story building.

1 Man Arrested In Cudahy Meatpacking Plant Fire

July 17, 2009 4:49 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and located another male who they believe may have launched a military illumination flare that caused a massive fire at a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant.

California: BPA Warnings Unnecessary

July 17, 2009 4:29 am | Comments

Jason Dearen Associated Press Writer - July 16, 2009 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A

NM Company To Develop Wind To Hydrogen Power Plant

July 16, 2009 6:49 am | Comments

SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer - July 15, 2009 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico-based energy technology company announced plans Wednesday to develop in southern New Mexico what it calls the world's first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant.

Video Highlights Award-Winning Nuclear Innovations

July 16, 2009 5:16 am | Comments

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute , the continuous development of cutting-edge innovations has helped the nuclear energy industry become the most reliable carbon-free source of electricity.

Let Flow Control Pictures Do The Talking

July 16, 2009 4:51 am | Comments

John C. Ernst Co. simplifies the process of locating replacement flowmeters, liquid level gauges, sight glass indicators and other flow control monitoring devices. “When a flowmeter, level gauge or other device needs to be replaced, it needs to be done quickly,” asserts John C.


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