Ecuadoreans are already contending with a rumbling, ash-spewing volcano and rising living costs because they use the appreciating U.S. dollar as their currency.
It was the strongest growth since last summer and marked a sharp improvement from the anemic 0.6 percent advance during the January-March quarter when a harsh winter sapped activity.
Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said that it remains confident in its long-term prospects after rival Monsanto abandoned months-long takeover efforts on Wednesday.
Post-it notes maker 3M completed its purchase of a division of Polypore International on 1ednesday, while a Japanese chemicals company bought the rest of Polypore for $2.2 billion.
A notice on the national prosecutor's website said Thursday the detainees included current and retired officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port.
The exchange should result in better optimization of refineries within both Mexico and the United States, and allow for increased supply of lower-sulfur gasoline from Mexican refineries.
The substance was intended to be used in spaceflight to stop potential oxygen leaks, but scientists said that it could also prove useful to automakers and other industries on Earth.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration says in each major shale region, production from new wells is not large enough to offset production declines from existing legacy wells.
Citing low natural gas prices and other factors, NRG Energy said it will close its Tonowanda and Dunkirk coal plants in New York, costing 145 total jobs.
Local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development have requested disaster funds to help the toxic mine leak cleanup.
Trump says his boycott is the result of the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.
A New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup at a polluted creek, which a state lawmaker says could open up a route to appeal the decision.
Researchers suggest that the new substance could provide solutions in a wide variety of circumstances, from underwater ship or pipe repair to serving as an alternative to sutures during human surgery.
The new process could also enable hydrogen from other sustainable energy sources to be used in chemical processing, and could eventually be applied to different microbes and additional chemicals.
The transaction would create an oilfield equipment and services powerhouse.