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Safety Board Weighs Response to Pipe-Cleaning Blasts

June 29, 2010 6:56 am | by JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The widow of a pipefitter who died with five colleagues in a Connecticut power plant blast urged federal officials Monday to tighten safety rules for cleaning industrial pipes.

Spontaneous Combustion Injures Four in Biochemistry Lab

June 29, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Three of four people injured in a hydrogen gas explosion inside a University of Missouri biochemistry lab have been released from the hospital.

Twinkle of Hurricane Could Slow Oil Spill Cleanup

June 29, 2010 6:30 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and TOM BREEN, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Waves churned up by Hurricane Alex could help break up oil patches scattered across the sea, but skimming vessels may be idled and containment booms rendered useless.


Missouri Lawmakers Debate Over Auto Incentives

June 29, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Proposed legislation would offer up to $150 million annually in tax incentives for automakers and their suppliers, with the main target being Ford's assembly plant near Kansas City.

China, Taiwan Ink Trade Pact

June 29, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Taiwan and China signed a tariff-slashing trade pact Tuesday that boosts economic ties and further eases political tensions six decades after the rivals split amid civil war.

Are European Companies Ready To Leave China?

June 29, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

EU said increasingly unfair treatment of foreign companies by China's government is making the country a less attractive place to do business and warned that some might leave.

Japanese Industrial Output Down, Jobless Rate Rises

June 29, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Japan's economic recovery faltered in May as moderating export demand dented factory output, household spending fell and jobless rate unexpectedly rose for?third straight month.

Apple's iPhone 4 Parts Estimated At $187.51

June 29, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

After taking the latest Apple gadget apart, analysts estimated the cost of the parts totals $187.51, almost $20 more than its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS.


Monsanto Seeks U.S. EPA registration for Refuge-in-the-bag Option for Genuity® VT Double PRO™ Corn

June 29, 2010 6:25 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Single-bag refuge solution is first 5 percent, dual mode of action product for above-ground pests in Corn Belt

The Teeth Of Cadavers Reveal Their Identity

June 29, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology ) Researchers from the University of Granada have shown that a person's dental patterns can be used as proof of their identity with the same degree of reliability as DNA testing, the method that forensic police use to reveal the...

Wishard, Regenstrief Institute Partnership Earns National Association's Highest Award

June 29, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Indiana University School of Medicine ) Wishard Health Services, the nation's third-largest safety net health-care system in outpatient visits, and the Regenstrief Institute Inc., an internationally-respected medical and public health informatics innovator, earned the National...

FDA Approves Trial For Type 1 Diabetes Treatment By Ben-Gurion U. And U. Colorado

June 29, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ) This is the first time AAT will be evaluated in humans with type 1 diabetes. AAT is an FDA-approved off-patent drug currently used to treat pulmonary emphysema. "We designed the trial with the same dose of AAT that has been...

Massey Appeals Investigative Order in Mine Explosion

June 29, 2010 6:09 am | Comments

Massey is appealing a federal Mine Safety and Health Administration order covering what the company is allowed to do during the investigation of a deadly explosion.

Ex-FEMA Director New Face of BP Public Relations in Gulf?

June 29, 2010 5:42 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

If BP hires the former Federal Emergency Management Agency director to help with community relations, it could further a makeover of the oil giant's Gulf Coast image.

Australian Greens propose A$23/ton carbon tax

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's influential Greens party has written to new Prime Minister Julia Gillard calling for a A$23 a ton carbon tax after upcoming elections, allowing her time to gain support for a carbon trading scheme.


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