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Bayer, Thermo Fisher Get New CEOs

September 15, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc N. Casper to the roles of president and CEO, effective Oct. 15.

Top 50 Chemicals Toxic To Kids

September 15, 2009 4:26 am | Comments

PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 15, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - In 2008, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring manufacturers to report whether certain products contain chemicals toxic to children.

Safety Board Rejects Slim Jim Recommendations

September 14, 2009 11:28 am | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal safety officials have rejected a series of urgent recommendations that investigators offered after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people.


Processing With Industrial PCs

September 14, 2009 10:55 am | Comments

In today's world of steel making, profit margins are as thin as sheet metal. That makes the margin of error at the Timken Faircrest plant in Canton, OH even thinner for the utilization of time, equipment and raw material.

Soldier Suing KBR Over Iraq Toxin

September 14, 2009 10:36 am | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A retired Pittsburgh soldier has joined dozens of others nationwide in suing a contractor for exposure to a dangerous chemical while he guarded a water treatment plant in Iraq. Glen Bootay's federal lawsuit was filed Friday against KBR Inc.

Nuclear Power Debate Returns To Legislature

September 14, 2009 5:48 am | Comments

MIKE SMITH AP Political Writer - September 14, 2009 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There are no nuclear power plants in Indiana, but lawmakers are expected to wrestle next year with whether to offer an incentive that could boost prospects for building reactors in the state.

Lilly To Reorganize, Cut 5,500 Jobs

September 14, 2009 5:41 am | Comments

Marley Seaman AP Health Writer - September 14, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday it will eliminate 5,500 jobs, or 13.

The Business Case For Carbon Management Software

September 14, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

Tracey de Morsella The Green Economy Post - September 14, 2009 The financial risk


Scaling Back Is The New Black

September 14, 2009 5:10 am | Comments

B y Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO Like most of us, the recession has caused me to somewhat modify my behavior over the past 18 months. The funny thing about putting a big purchase or two on hold, I've found, is that the longer I wait to get it, the less I actually want it.

Plastics Maker To Close 2 Plants, Cut 158 Jobs

September 14, 2009 4:58 am | Comments

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Plastics maker Myers Industries Inc. said Monday that it will close two of its manufacturing facilities by the end of the year as part of its efforts to better align its capacity and cut operating costs. About 158 jobs will be eliminated.

U.S. Ethanol Supply Could Replace Gasoline

September 14, 2009 4:47 am | Comments

Jime Lane Biofuels Digest - September 14, 2009 For a number of years, biofuels studies have suggested that, even under the most optimistic scenarios, biofuel production in the United States could only replace a fraction of overall US fuel consumption.

EPA Puts Limits On 3 Pesticides

September 14, 2009 4:23 am | Comments

PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency revealed new limits Friday on three pesticides commonly used on western farms to protect endangered and threatened Pacific salmon.

HMI Replacement With No Downtime

September 11, 2009 11:46 am | Comments

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Emerson Process Management's migration engineering services and

Survey: Dioxin Levels High Near U.S. Base In Vietnam

September 11, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

BEN STOCKING Associated Press Writer - September 11, 2009 HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - New environmental tests confirm extremely high levels of dioxin, the toxic ingredient of Agent Orange, in people, fish and soil near a former U.S.

Homeland Security To Focus On Chemical Plants, Hackers

September 11, 2009 5:16 am | Comments

BETH DeFALCO Associated Press Writer - September 11, 2009 JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Eight years after the Sept.


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