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Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 3, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures.

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Hungary Makes Nuclear Deal With Russia a 30-Year Secret

March 3, 2015 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday.

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NY Lawmakers to Try Again to Pass 'Toxic Toy' Bill

March 3, 2015 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The measure would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals considered harmful, such as benzene, mercury, cadmium and cobalt.

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Ohio Sues BP For More Than $33M in Cleanup of Storage Tanks

March 3, 2015 10:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.

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Philippines Suspends Oil, Gas Exploration in Disputed Waters

March 3, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.

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Water Plant Shut Down After Fuel Spill in Appomattox River

March 3, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Virginia American Water has shut down a treatment plant serving about 9,400 customers following a fuel spill in the Appomattox River.

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Mexico Fines Mine $1.5 Million For Spill, Lets it Reopen

March 2, 2015 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mexican authorities have fined a mining company about $1.5 million for an Aug. 7 spill of copper sulfate and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers in northern Mexico.

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EU Nations Get Power to Ban Genetically-Modified Crops

March 2, 2015 4:19 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority.

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US Manufacturing Slows as Output And Hiring Weaken

March 2, 2015 4:08 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.

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Wolf Administration to Show How It'll Challenge Gas Industry

March 2, 2015 11:23 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

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Gas Prices Lead to 'Positive Near-Term Economic Outlook'

March 2, 2015 10:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The MAPI Foundation's latest quarterly economic forecast predicted the cost per barrel of imported crude oil to average less than $50 this year, down dramatically compared to the $80 per barrel forecast in the group's November report.

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'60 Minutes' Exposes Toxic Chemical in Lumber Liquidators' Flooring; Company's Stocks Take a Hit

March 2, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The report, which aired on CBS on Sunday, said that Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring made in China contains high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen.

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2 Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail in New Orleans; No Spill

March 2, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two New Orleans Public Belt Railway cars each carrying 30,000 gallons of crude went off the tracks.

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Lawsuit Alleges Exxon Denied More Claims Than Paid

March 2, 2015 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two batches of bad fuel produced at ExxonMobil in mid-March 2014 caused some Baton Rouge area drivers to experience problems with their intake and valve systems.

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Gas Prices Soar in California as Supply Shrinks

March 1, 2015 10:52 pm | by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press | Comments

Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.

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