Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press Writer - July 29, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House defeated a far-reaching food safety bill Wednesday after farm-state lawmakers complained it would be too invasive and others said it was pushed to the floor too quickly.
FULTON, Miss. (AP) - One person was killed and others injured in an explosion Wednesday at a copper tubing plant in northeast Mississippi, emergency officials said. Itawamba County Coroner Steven McNeece says Phillip Cason Hosch, 29, of Sulligent, Ala.
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MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. on Thursday posted a loss driven by charges related to the buyout of rival Rohm & Haas and dismal sales for chemicals used in everything from plastic bags to cars. Yet aggressive cost cutting by the Midland, Mich.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Government and company officials say managers at DuPont's Belle chemical plant waited two days to report a toxic material leak to authorities. No one was injured when the sulfur trioxide leaked on July 22.
McARTHUR, Ohio (AP) - An explosion at a southeast OhioÂ explosives manufacturing plant has injured at least eight workers. Austin Powder Co. Executive Vice President Mike Gleason says the blast about 10:30 a.m.
MATT MOORE AP Business Writer - July 29, 2009 BERLIN (AP) - German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit slipped 7 percent as sagging sales for its plastics division offset better results from its health-care products.
McARTHUR, Ohio (AP) - An explosion at a southeast Ohio explosives manufacturing plant has injured four workers. Austin Powder Co. Executive Vice President Mike Gleason says the blast about 10:30 a.m.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Georgia-based OCI Chemical Corp. is laying off 38 employees from its soda ash plant near Green River. OCI Site Manager Mike Hohn says the layoffs include 28 hourly employees and 10 salaried employees. The company employs just over 400 people in Wyoming.
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.