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Analyst: Demand For Fertilizers Will Drop

August 31, 2009 4:51 am | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - A near-record corn crop is going to cut demand for fertilizers, said a UBS analyst Friday as he downgraded two fertilizer companies, just as the government sees U.S. farmers' incomes dropping.

4 Injured In Fire At Pharmaceutical Plant

August 31, 2009 4:41 am | Comments

VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say four workers were injured in a flash fire at a specialty pharmaceutical company in southwest Ohio. The workers at Eurand America Inc. in Vandalia were taken to Miami Valley Hospital on Friday afternoon with facial and leg burns.

Food Packagers Sued Over Microwavable Containers

August 31, 2009 4:29 am | Comments

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana man who says he invented a microwavable plastic food container is suing two of the nation's biggest food packagers, saying they stole his ideas and never paid him despite signing confidentiality agreements.

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Huntsman Makes $415M Bid For Tronox Assets

August 31, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

TALI ARBEL AP Business Writer - August 31, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Chemical company Huntsman Inc. has offered to pay about $415 million for Tronox Inc.

Gold Miners Install Water Treatment System

August 28, 2009 5:39 am | Comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to restart a gold and silver mine northwest of Helena has hired a company to install a water treatment system at the flooded facility. Toronto-based RX Exploration Inc.

ArcelorMittal Steel Workers Reject Wage Cut

August 28, 2009 5:26 am | Comments

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - Unionized steel workers at a South Carolina mill have rejected a company offer that would have reduced hours and wages so the mill could reopen. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports many of the workers said the cuts would not allow them to make a living.

Bloomberg: Drug CEOs Don't Make Much Money

August 28, 2009 5:22 am | Comments

SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer - August 28, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) -

Germany Launches First Pilot CO2 Scrubber

August 28, 2009 5:22 am | Comments

Sugar Land, Texas (AP) - RWE AG and partners have officially launched Germany's first carbon-capture pilot plant at the brown-coal-fired plant in Niederaussem, Bergheim.

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Faulty Valve Cancels Moon Rocket Test Firing

August 28, 2009 4:55 am | Comments

PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer - August 28, 2009 PROMONTORY, Utah (AP) - A mechanical failure forced a NASA contractor on Thursday to call off the first test firing of the main part of NASA's powerful new moon rocket.

Fire Tears Through Chemical Plant Near Detroit

August 28, 2009 4:27 am | Comments

A fire that started Thursday near a rail tanker car at a chemical plant spread quickly to silos holding gasoline, causing an inferno that sent huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky above Detroit and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people.

Fire Rages At Chemical Plant Near Detroit

August 27, 2009 8:14 am | Comments

COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer - August 27, 2009 HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) - A fire broke out Thursday at a chemical plant near Detroit, sending flames and black smoke hundreds of feet into the air and forcing a nearby expressway to be closed.

Water Untreated With 'Killing Processes'

August 26, 2009 12:17 pm | Comments

Daniel Vitalis interviews Bryan Pullen, president of Summit Spring Water, to learn about one of the purest water sources on the planet. This video portrays a truly pure spring that is gravity fed and doesn't use any unnatural means to harvest the water.

Extracting Humor From Food Manufacturing

August 26, 2009 12:09 pm | Comments

Mike Judge, creator of Office Space , returns with Extract , a comedy flick about the owner of a food manufacturing plant. The movie stars Jason Bateman as the plant operator and Ben Affleck as a local bartender.

Path To Success Paved With Recycled Plastic

August 26, 2009 12:04 pm | Comments

Correspondent Delia Gallagher speaks with Dr. Madhu from the Kerala Highway Research Institute concerning India's example of how to recycle plastic, using it for building roads in one of the wettest countries in the world.

Chemical Distributor Had Good Safety Record

August 26, 2009 12:00 pm | Comments

On February 7, 2007, KMBC's Kris Ketz reported from an explosion and fire at ChemCentral, which is a at Kansas City, MO chemical distribution facility that blends and repackages chemicals, such as waxes, resins, solvents, acids and other chemicals.

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