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Thermo Fisher Buying Research Chemicals Maker For $403M

June 25, 2015 4:27 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific instruments maker Thermo Fisher will spend $403 million to acquire a Massachusetts research chemicals producer.

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States Forego GMO Labeling Laws Over Past Year

June 25, 2015 12:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

With momentum appearing to wane at the state level, Vermont could be the only state impacted if proposed federal labeling legislation goes into law.

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East Millinocket Buys Wastewater Plant For $1

June 25, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

East Millinocket has a new wastewater plant after spending a dollar to buy one that once belonged to a former paper mill.

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Groups Call on Subway to Phase Out Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Dozens of advocacy groups this week asked Subway restaurants to eliminate their use of meat from animals raised with routine use of antibiotics.

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North Dakota Tribal Panel Wants to Regulate Oil Development

June 25, 2015 9:42 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Tribal leaders from an oil-prolific portion of North Dakota's Fort Berthold Reservation say they can't count on federal or state regulators — or their own tribal government — to monitor the boom, so they are moving to do it themselves.

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EPA to Hear Testimony From Hundreds on Renewable Fuels Plan

June 25, 2015 9:26 am | by BILL DRAPER, Associated Press | Comments

A federal proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline would have a stifling impact on the ethanol industry and goes against the intentions of Congress when it set the standards eight years ago, opponents of the suggested changes said.

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Iranian Crude Exports Plummet Following Sanctions

June 24, 2015 4:51 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

New statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed that Iranian crude exports fell from 2.6 million barrels per day in 2011 to 1.4 million barrels per day last year.

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As The Use of Phthalates Wanes, Chemical Companies Race to Find Alternatives

June 24, 2015 4:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Increasing consumer wariness and regulatory attention regarding phthalates helped the market for alternative plasticizers explode in recent years.

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Packaging Company to Open New Plant in Delaware Next Month

June 24, 2015 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Irish manufacturer of paper and plastic bags will create 87 full-time jobs when it opens its first U.S. plant in Delaware.

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Kraft Sued Over All-Natural Label For Capri Sun

June 24, 2015 11:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A northern California man earlier this month filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods, which alleged that the company's Capri Sun juice contained artificial ingredients despite its label as "all-natural."

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Smuggled Meat in China Found Rotting, Dating to 1970s

June 24, 2015 11:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The raids came after China strengthened its food safety rules earlier this year amid a slew of recent scandals.

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Union Voting On Potential End To Texas Refinery Strike

June 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The last remaining strike from a widespread labor dispute at the nation’s oil refineries could be on the verge of ending.

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New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

June 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company and six former employees over a 2013 explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec.

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Monsanto CEO Vows To Continue Efforts To Lure Syngenta

June 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.

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About 1,000 People Protest Rumored Chemical Plant in China

June 24, 2015 10:05 am | by The Asssociated Press | Comments

The protest reflected growing public concern about the environmental impact of projects such as petrochemical plants, as well as the public's deep distrust of local governments.

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