JOHN PORRETTO AP Energy Writer - July 28, 2009 HOUSTON (AP) - Oil refiner Valero
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana'sÂ chemical industry stands to lose 700 to 1,200 jobs by the end of 2010, continuing a 10-year trend of reduced employment, the head of an industry trade group says.
GARNER, N.C. (AP) - Workers are restarting production at a North Carolina snack food factory damaged by a fatal explosion last month. ConAgra Foods Inc. says limited production will begin this week on the north side of the sprawling facility in the Raleigh suburb of Garner.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a four-alarm fire at a meatpacking plant in South San Francisco is estimated to have caused more than $5 million in damage.
JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer - July 26, 2009 KABUL (AP) - U.S. Marines and Afghan forces have found and destroyed hundreds of tons of poppy seeds, opium and heroin in southern Afghanistan this month in raids that a top American official said show the new U.S.
STEPHEN MANNING AP Business Writer - July 27, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Honeywell International Inc. said Monday its second quarter earnings dropped 38 percent as the company's businesses in troubled sectors like automobiles and construction continued to drag down its results.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell 17 percent as the global recession cut sales to car makers, but results still beat analysts' expectations.
INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) - A 40-year-old woman has been found dead in a machine at a Southern California food processing plant that is a major supplier for McDonald's restaurants.
DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is recommending paving over the most contaminated section of the abandoned Metachem Products chemical plant near Delaware City. Capping the section, the agency's preferred option, would cost $12 million to $19 million.
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union regulators on Wednesday fined seven chemical companies euro61 million for fixing the price of calcium carbide, a chemical used to make steel.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Lower sales and restructuring charges helped drive chemical giant DuPont Co.'s profit down 61 percent in the second quarter, overshadowing a strong showing by its agriculture and nutrition business. Its adjusted earnings still beat Wall Street expectations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The man who is credited with turning WD-40 into a household name has died at 84. His widow says John S. Barry died of pulmonary fibrosis on July 3 at a nursing facility in La Jolla (HOYE'-yuh). Employees of what was then the Rocket Chemical Co.
ROCKAWAY, N.J. - The editors of R&D Magazine have announced the winners of the 47th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which will be formally presented at an Awards Banquet in Orlando on November 12, 2009.
July 17, 2009 CHICAGO (AP) - Officials say an explosion at a Chicago biodiesel manufacturing plant that injured two workers was caused by a chemical reaction.