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New Third-Party Test Results Confirm Eastman Tritan Copolyester is Free of Bisphenol A and Estrogenic Activity

May 13, 2010 10:26 am | by Eastman | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company today released test results that demonstrate Eastman Tritan™ copolyester is free from bisphenol A (BPA) and estrogenic activity (EA).

Congo should review Lake Albert oil deals: group

May 13, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo should renegotiate the terms of its Lake Albert oil deals to avoid the "oil curse" that has fed corruption and poverty in other energy producing nations, an advocacy group said on Thursday.

Venezuelan gas rig sinks, no damage

May 13, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig sank in the Caribbean sea early on Thursday, but all 95 workers were evacuated safely and there was no leakage, the government said.


Pharmaceutical Companies Provide EPA 100 Drugs To Help Predict Toxicity

May 13, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) The US EPA will continue validating its ToxCast screening tool by screening more than 100 drugs provided by Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis and Merck. These drugs never entered the marketplace because they demonstrated different types...

SAP Buys Sybase For $5.8 Billion

May 13, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

German business software maker has agreed to buy Sybase Inc. in a $5.8 billion deal that ratchets up SAP's rivalry with database leader Oracle...

Wisconsin Offers Shipbuilder $50M In Incentives

May 13, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

State is offering $50 million to help Marinette Marine's parent company land a U.S. Navy contract that would provide economic stability in northeastern Wisconsin.

Possible iPhone Prototype Surfaces In Vietnam

May 13, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Latest clamor over a possible next-generation iPhone prototype has erupted in an unlikely place -- Vietnam, but some question the authenticity of the phone.

Cadence Design Acquires Denali For $315M

May 13, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Company said it is buying Denali Software, a fellow maker of chip-design software, for $315 million in cash.


Honeywell Pays $145M For Matrikon

May 13, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

U.S. manufacturing conglomerate to buy industrial monitoring technology firm Matrikon Inc., to gain access to the Canadian company's expertise in energy and mining.

Ford Expects 2010 To Be 'Solid' Year

May 13, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

CEO Alan Mulally says the automaker should be 'solidly' profitable in 2010 as it recovers from the severe downturn in the auto industry.

FDA Clears Bioplastic for Use with Food

May 13, 2010 6:16 am | Comments

Biosciences company Metabolix announced that U.S. regulators approved its corn sugar technology for use in items such as plastic utensils, lids and caps.

Safety Equipment Failures Show Lack of Regulation

May 13, 2010 6:09 am | by H. JOSEF HEBERT, JEFF DONN & MITCH WEISS, Associated Press Writers | Comments

A devastating sequence of equipment failures underscores the fact that key safety features at tens of thousands of U.S. offshore rigs are barely regulated.

Engineers To Examine American Manufacturing's Future

May 13, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

National Academy of Engineering is gathering at the University of Michigan to examine how to turn the tide in the shrinking American manufacturing sector.

Amateur geologist finds spectacular tree fossils in Scotland

May 13, 2010 5:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

An amateur geologist from Scotland has found a hoard of exquisitely preserved, 350 million year old fossil tree trunks. The findings reveal the wood's delicate inner structure, including the growth rings that suggest an irregular climate.

Global CIO: Indiana To IBM: Drop Dead

May 13, 2010 4:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Column about Indiana saying it will not pay IBM the $125 million IBM says it is owed as a final payment for an IT-outsourcing and business-process management deal that Indiana canceled because it felt the IBM system was not working properly.


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