MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lower gasoline prices, while a boon for drivers, were a gut punch for ethanol producers and promoters of the high-ethanol blend known as E85.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.