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Cap-And-Trade Splits U.S. Agriculture

September 1, 2009 4:49 am | Comments

MARGERY A. GIBBS Associated Press Writer - September 1, 2009 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Legislation to confront climate change could be an economic godsend to farmers and ranchers. Or it could be an enormous financial burden.

China To Limit Rare Earth Exports

September 1, 2009 4:35 am | Comments

JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer - September 1, 2009 BEIJING (AP) - Beijing plans to curb exports of rare earths, exotic metals used in computers and clean-energy products and of which China is the only major supplier, according to Chinese news reports.

P & G Sponsors U.S. Olympic Team

September 1, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

DAN SEWELL AP Business Writer - September 1, 2009 CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co., the world's largest advertiser, has signed on to be a major sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Teams for the upcoming winter and summer games.

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Monsanto Closes $160M Sale Of Sunflower Business

August 31, 2009 12:51 pm | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Seed maker Monsanto Co. said Monday it completed the $160 million sale of its hybrid sunflower assets to Syngenta AG. Syngenta, a Swiss agribusiness company, agreed to buy the unit on Aug. 6.

Newspaper Solar Cells

August 31, 2009 5:52 am | Comments

By Daniel J. Vargas Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.

More Mass Lead Poisoning Of Kids In China

August 31, 2009 5:51 am | Comments

By Gillian Wong Associated Press Writer - August 31, 2009 BEIJING (AP) - Two hundred children are suffering from lead poisoning in southwest China, the country's third such case of mass sickening in the past month, an official newspaper said Monday.

Chief: Fire At Detroit Plant Appears 'Accidental'

August 31, 2009 4:59 am | Comments

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - An official says the cause of a fire at a chemical plant that forced the temporary evacuation of hundreds of people and sent huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky above Detroit is still unknown, but it appears to be accidental.

Analyst: Demand For Fertilizers Will Drop

August 31, 2009 4:51 am | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - A near-record corn crop is going to cut demand for fertilizers, said a UBS analyst Friday as he downgraded two fertilizer companies, just as the government sees U.S. farmers' incomes dropping.

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4 Injured In Fire At Pharmaceutical Plant

August 31, 2009 4:41 am | Comments

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say four workers were injured in a flash fire at a specialty pharmaceutical company in southwest Ohio. The workers at Eurand America Inc. in Vandalia were taken to Miami Valley Hospital on Friday afternoon with facial and leg burns.

Food Packagers Sued Over Microwavable Containers

August 31, 2009 4:29 am | Comments

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana man who says he invented a microwavable plastic food container is suing two of the nation's biggest food packagers, saying they stole his ideas and never paid him despite signing confidentiality agreements.

Huntsman Makes $415M Bid For Tronox Assets

August 31, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

TALI ARBEL AP Business Writer - August 31, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Chemical company Huntsman Inc. has offered to pay about $415 million for Tronox Inc.

Gold Miners Install Water Treatment System

August 28, 2009 5:39 am | Comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to restart a gold and silver mine northwest of Helena has hired a company to install a water treatment system at the flooded facility. Toronto-based RX Exploration Inc.

ArcelorMittal Steel Workers Reject Wage Cut

August 28, 2009 5:26 am | Comments

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - Unionized steel workers at a South Carolina mill have rejected a company offer that would have reduced hours and wages so the mill could reopen. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports many of the workers said the cuts would not allow them to make a living.

Bloomberg: Drug CEOs Don't Make Much Money

August 28, 2009 5:22 am | Comments

SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer - August 28, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) -

Germany Launches First Pilot CO2 Scrubber

August 28, 2009 5:22 am | Comments

Sugar Land, Texas (AP) - RWE AG and partners have officially launched Germany's first carbon-capture pilot plant at the brown-coal-fired plant in Niederaussem, Bergheim.

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