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Valero Reports 2Q Loss As Energy Demand Crumbles

July 28, 2009 8:16 am | Comments

JOHN PORRETTO AP Energy Writer - July 28, 2009 HOUSTON (AP) - Oil refiner Valero

Louisiana Chemicals Industry To Cut More Jobs

July 28, 2009 7:14 am | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's 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.

Slim Jim Factory Resuming Limited Production

July 27, 2009 11:36 am | Comments

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.


Fire Damage At CA Meatpacking Plant Pegged At $5M

July 27, 2009 7:17 am | Comments

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.

US Military Targets Afghan Drug, Chemical Warehouses

July 27, 2009 7:06 am | Comments

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.

Honeywell 2Q Earnings Fall 38 Percent

July 27, 2009 6:44 am | Comments

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.

Oil Holds Above $67 Amid Improving US Economy

July 24, 2009 4:41 am | Comments


3M 2Q Profit Slips As Economy Lags

July 23, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

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.


Woman Found Dead At Calif. Food Processing Plant

July 22, 2009 5:15 am | Comments

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.

EPA Recommends Capping Part Of Metachem Site

July 22, 2009 4:24 am | Comments

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.

Euro 61M Fine For Chemical Cartel

July 22, 2009 4:12 am | Comments

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.

DuPont 2Q Profit Skids, Adjusted Earns Tops View

July 21, 2009 4:22 am | Comments

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.

Ex-Head Of WD-40 Dies

July 20, 2009 11:51 am | Comments

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.

R & D Experts, Editors Pick Top Tech Innovations

July 20, 2009 11:36 am | Comments

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.

Columbus Foods Biodiesel Factory Severely Damaged By Chemical Explosion

July 17, 2009 8:11 am | Comments

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.


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