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Manufacturing Job Growth up in 2014

January 12, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

Manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to numbers from the federal Labor Department released Friday. The report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the manufacturing sector added an average of 16,000 jobs per month last year, compared to gains of 7,000 jobs per month for 2013.

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EPA Proposes Limits to Chemicals Used in Consumer Products

January 12, 2015 9:54 am | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced steps allowing it to limit the use of toluene diisocyanate, a common chemical in commercial products which the agency said can cause asthma and lung damage. The EPA's move would require manufacturers and importers to notify the agency at least 90 days prior to starting or resuming use of TDI at certain levels.

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Work Expected to Resume at Damaged Iowa Plant in a Few Days

January 12, 2015 9:41 am | by Sioux City Journal; Sioux City, Iowa | Comments

Production is expected to resume in a few days at a northwest Iowa fertilizer plant that was damaged by a fire and subsequent explosion. The fire began around 6 p.m. Saturday at the Nulex plant in the Port Neal industrial area south of Sioux City. No injuries have been reported.

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Nitrogen Leak at LG Display Factory Kills 2, Sickens 4

January 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

LG Display said Monday two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its  factory north of Seoul. LG Display Co. said in a statement that the victims, employed by a LG contractor, were carrying out a regular repair and maintenance work when the nitrogen leak occurred not long after midday at the factory in Paju city.

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Texas City That Prepared For Oil Boom Now Waits For Bust

January 9, 2015 2:14 pm | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | Comments

Just two years ago, this Texas town known mostly for its annual rattlesnake roundup seemed to be on the brink of a transformation. Expecting a huge influx of oil workers, local leaders spent tens of millions of dollars to improve the courthouse, build a new law-enforcement center and upgrade the hospital. Hotels, truck stops and housing subdivisions were to follow, all catering to truck drivers and roughnecks.

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Oil Bust Will Hurt Housing in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana

January 9, 2015 12:29 pm | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The oil boom that lifted home prices in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana is coming to an end. Crude oil prices have crashed since June, falling by more than 54 percent to less than $50 a barrel. That swift drop has started to cripple job growth in oil country, creating a slow wave that in the years ahead may devastate what has been a thriving real estate market.

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Obama Administration Sued Over Gulf of Mexico Fracking Info

January 9, 2015 12:25 pm | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | Comments

An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. Samantha Joye, a marine sciences professor at the University of Georgia who studies effects of oil spills on the sea environment, said there have been no scientific studies looking at fracking chemicals in the ocean.

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House Poised to Pass Pipeline Bill as State Court Clears Way

January 9, 2015 12:20 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | Comments

As House Republicans prepared to pass legislation Friday to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Nebraska's highest court removed a major obstacle to the project and a major reason behind President Barack Obama's opposition to the bill.

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Activist Investor Intensifies Fight Over DuPont's Future

January 9, 2015 9:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A fight for control of DuPont Co. is intensifying after the hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz announced plans to nominate its own slate of four directors to the industry titan's board. Its shares edged higher in premarket trading.

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GasBuddy Releases Fuel Price Outlook For 2015

January 8, 2015 5:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

With all the talk of falling oil prices and its effect on the global economy, companies and consumers are keeping a close eye on  the fluctuating gas prices. This week, GasBuddy has released its GasBuddy Fuel Price Outlook 2015. The report forecasts monthly gas averages and dives into the factors affecting the prices.

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Photo of The Day: NY to Ban Plastic Food Containers From Restaurants

January 8, 2015 4:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

Starting this summer, New York City will join the environmental sustainability trend by banning restaurants and other food establishments from using plastic foam containers. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that he will fulfill an initiative that was first suggested by his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

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Judge Keeps Most of Gag Order in Former W.Va. Coal Exec Case

January 8, 2015 9:43 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

A judge is upholding most of a gag order in a criminal case against ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who was in charge of the Upper Big Branch mine when it exploded and killed 29 men. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger wrote that she needs much of the gag order intact to maintain a fair trial with unbiased prospective jurors in southern West Virginia.

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MeadWestvaco Plans to Spin Off Specialty Chemicals Business

January 8, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

"The separation of specialty chemicals will establish two strong companies that are better positioned to compete and profitably grow in their targeted markets," Chairman and CEO John A. Luke Jr. said in a statement on Thursday.

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Thousands of Indian Coal Workers End Strike

January 8, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

They ended their protest late Wednesday after Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal assured them that Coal India, which accounts for 80 percent of India's coal production, would not be privatized and the interests of workers would be protected.

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Keystone Pipeline Odds Remain Long Following Veto Threat

January 7, 2015 5:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Chem.info | Comments

Control of the United States Senate changed hands this week, but that appears unlikely to change the fortunes of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following a veto threat from the White House. Shortly after the introduction of a new Senate bill to authorize construction of the pipeline, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president would not support the current measure.

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