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BP to Lose Billions, Can Handle It

May 4, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

The Gulf disaster is certain to cost BP billions, but it won't break the bank — the company made more than $6 billion in the first three months of this year.

Tainted-Milk Victims Seek Compensation in Hong Kong

May 4, 2010 6:48 am | Comments

Frustrated by their inability to get compensation in China, four parents whose children were poisoned in the country's tainted milk scandal on Tuesday took their cases to the western-style courts of Hong Kong.

Meatpacker Accused of Thousands of Child Labor Violations

May 4, 2010 6:43 am | Comments

A former kosher slaughterhouse owner allowed teenagers to use meat grinders and exposed children to dangerous chemicals.

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Children's Liquid Cold, Allergy Medicine Recalled

May 4, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

More than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications are being recalled in the U.S. and 11 other countries because they don't meet quality standards.

Safety Equipment Maker To Build Plant In S.C.

May 4, 2010 5:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Allegro Industries plans to spend nearly $4.5 million on a plant in Pickens, S.C., that will employ 45 people.

Eastman Chemical Company Receives Awards for Energy Efficiency

May 4, 2010 5:25 am | by Eastman | Comments

For the 17th consecutive year since the program began, Eastman Chemical Company earned energy efficiency awards from the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

Schepens Scientist Wins Prize From SID

May 4, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Schepens Eye Research Institute ) Dr. Eli Peli, a senior scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute, has been selected by the Society for Information Display for the Otto Schade Prize. Peli will receive the award at a special presentation at the Society's Awards Banquet on May...

European carbon falls from new 17-month high

May 4, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices fell back from a new 17-month high on Tuesday, following 17 month highs, as some traders considered the market had raced too high.

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BP Fights Oil Spill with Welding Torches, Cash

May 4, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BP Plc sought to stem the damage from a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico with technology, welding torches and money on Tuesday as crude kept spewing from an offshore oil well.

Vans, light trucks face speed limiters in EU: draft

May 3, 2010 11:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Vans and light trucks should be fitted with mandatory speed limiters in the European Union to prevent them exceeding 120 km per hour and improve their fuel efficiency, according to an EU report.

Hormonal Contraceptives Associated With Higher Risk Of Female Sexual Dysfunction

May 3, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) Women taking non-oral and oral hormonal contraceptives were at highest risk of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), according to a study of female German medical students published today in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Interestingly, women taking non-hormonal...

Limiting global warming: Variety of efforts needed ranging from 'Herculean' to the readily actionable, scientists say

May 3, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Major greenhouse gas-emitting countries agreed in December climate talks held in Copenhagen that substantial action is required to limit the increase of global average temperature to less than 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). Climate researchers have identified three avenues by which those...

Scientists alter developing fish brain to resemble that of another species

May 3, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Biologists have been able to change the brain of a developing fish embryo to resemble that of another species.

AAPS Presents Therapeutic Protein Drug Interactions Workshop

May 3, 2010 8:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) This event will feature a review of pre-clinical tools, test systems, and relevant documented therapeutic-protein-drug interactions. Case studies, study designs, and acceptance criteria for certain interactions in clinical studies...

Progress toward Gulf oil well cap

May 3, 2010 4:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP Plc indicated some progress on Monday toward capping the underwater well that ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico almost two weeks ago, pushing a giant oil slick toward the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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