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Wis. High Court Gives Victory To Lead Paint Makers

July 15, 2009 6:28 am | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Children poisoned by lead paint cannot allege that manufacturers defectively designed the product since the dangerous lead was a key ingredient, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Cocoa Plant Where Worker Died Didn't Have License

July 15, 2009 4:50 am | Comments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a cocoa processing center in New Jersey was operating illegally when a worker fell into a vat of melting chocolate and died. Camden cited Lyons & Sons Inc. for not having a business license after Vincent Smith II died Wednesday.

Police: Wis. Plant Fire Caused By Military Flare

July 15, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police say a massive fire that gutted part of a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant started when a military flare landed on the roof. Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) police said Tuesday there's no indication the military fired the flare.


Exxon Makes First Big Investment In Biofuels

July 14, 2009 4:43 am | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday it will make its first major investment in greenhouse-gas reducing biofuels in a $600 million partnership with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. to develop transportation fuels from algae.

Fertilizer Potash Price Seen Dropping

July 13, 2009 12:04 pm | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Reports of a cheaper-than-expected contract for potash means prices are set to slide, analysts said Monday, cutting expectations for North American fertilizer companies. Shares of major potash suppliers sank on the news.

300 Meatpackers Back To Work At Burned Wis. Plant

July 13, 2009 11:35 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Operations are slowly returning to normal at the southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant where a fire last week gutted part of one building. The blaze at Patrick Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) Inc. caused an estimated $50 million in damages.

Idled Ethanol Plant Operational 8 Days After Purchase

July 13, 2009 11:28 am | Comments

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) began operations at its ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska on July 12, 2009. The company anticipates production of ethanol by July 17th.

Oil Tank Explodes At Chemical Factory In Urumqi

July 13, 2009 4:29 am | Comments



Scientists Hope Tiny Insect Can Help Save Soybeans

July 10, 2009 7:37 am | Comments

WAYNE ORTMAN Associated Press Writer - July 10, 2009 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An insect no bigger than a comma is being studied as a natural predator that farmers could use instead of chemicals to protect the nation's soybean crop from aphids.

WD-40 Fiscal 3Q Earnings Fall 15 Percent

July 9, 2009 7:48 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Consumer products maker WD-40 Co. said Wednesday its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 15 percent due to losses from foreign exchange rates and overall economic weakness. The company earned $6.9 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $8.

Wis. Meatpacking Plant Fire Out, Damage Could Top $50M

July 9, 2009 4:14 am | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The stubborn fire that gutted part of a sprawling meatpacking plant in suburban Milwaukee is finally out. That declaration came Wednesday afternoon as the estimate of damage from the two-and-a-half-day fire soared to $50 million or more.

Water Emergency From Wis. Meatpacking Plant Fire Ending

July 8, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - The mayor of Cudahy has given the all-clear for residents to resume normal water usage as of midnight Tuesday night after more than a day of restricted use as firefighters battled a huge fire in a meatpacking plant.

Cudahy Officials To Hold Morning News Conference

July 7, 2009 4:34 am | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Cudahy (CUD'-ah-hay) authorities are expected to update residents about a still-burning fire that gutted part of a meatpacking plant and prompted the evacuation of hundreds. The fire started late Sunday and burned all of Monday at Patrick Cudahy Inc.

Blaze At Wis. Meatpacking Plant Causes Evacuation

July 6, 2009 9:19 am | Comments

DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer - July 6, 2009 CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Fire crews battled a large blaze at a meatpacking plant south of Milwaukee on Monday, and authorities warned residents within a mile of the plant to leave the area because of the threat of toxic fumes.

Analysis: No Sure Things In Economic Development

July 6, 2009 7:13 am | Comments

ALAN SAYRE AP Business Writer - July 4, 2009 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The past few weeks in


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