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Firestone Disputes Liberia Pollution Study (6994)

November 3, 2009 4:17 am | Comments

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - An American-owned rubber company is disputing claims by the Liberian government that the company's waste products are polluting creeks. The Liberian government says a three-month investigation found high levels of orthophosphate being released into the water.

Firestone Disputes Liberia Pollution Study

November 3, 2009 4:17 am | Comments

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - An American-owned rubber company is disputing claims by the Liberian government that the company's waste products are polluting creeks. The Liberian government says a three-month investigation found high levels of orthophosphate being released into the water.

Tainted Ground Beef May Be Linked To 2 Deaths

November 3, 2009 3:52 am | Comments

BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer - November 3, 2009 ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Contaminated fresh ground beef caused a possible E. coli outbreak that killed two people and sent 16 others to hospitals, federal health officials said Monday.

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Clorox To Stop Using & Transporting Chlorine In The U.S.

November 3, 2009 3:36 am | Comments

BETSY VERECKEY AP Business Writer - November 3, 2009 CHICAGO (AP) - Household products maker The Clorox Co. said Monday it is changing how it makes its namesake bleach so it can stop transporting chlorine to U.S.

Retailers Drop Blueberry Grower Amid Child Labor Investigation

November 2, 2009 11:29 am | Comments

JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press Writer - November 2, 2009 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP)

Papermaker Says Demand Up For Recycled Paper

November 2, 2009 11:15 am | Comments

By Erik Olson AP Writer - November 2, 2009 LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - For retailers, the "100 percent recycled" label on a product is a badge of honor declaring their civic responsibility. For consumers, it's a status symbol showing their environmental awareness.

SFK Pulp Planning 10 Percent Cut In Labour Costs

November 2, 2009 10:55 am | Comments

MONTREAL - SFK Pulp Fund is planning a third phase of cost-cutting early next year to trim labour costs by 10 per cent in response to higher fibre costs and a strengthening Canadian dollar, the fund's chief executive said Monday.

SFK Pulp Planning 10 Percent Cut In Labor Costs

November 2, 2009 10:55 am | Comments

MONTREAL - SFK Pulp Fund is planning a third phase of cost-cutting early next year to trim labor costs by 10 per cent in response to higher fibre costs and a strengthening Canadian dollar, the fund's chief executive said Monday.

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Regulators Ask Areva For Nuclear Reactor Improvements (6976)

November 2, 2009 10:14 am | Comments

PARIS (AP) - Regulators in France, Finland and Britain said Monday they have asked French nuclear engineering specialist Areva SA to make improvements to the design of a new generation of reactors.

Regulators Ask Areva For Nuclear Reactor Improvements

November 2, 2009 10:13 am | Comments

PARIS (AP) - Regulators in France, Finland and Britain said Monday they have asked French nuclear engineering specialist Areva SA to make improvements to the design of a new generation of reactors.

More Efficient Processing Lines With Smaller Footprints

November 2, 2009 8:28 am | Comments

Goya® Foods is a 70 year old multi-national, family owned business that specializes in Hispanic cuisine. Its 2,500 employees worldwide produce more than 1,200 products, including condiments, pantry items, beverages and frozen foods.

NC Launches Online Exchange For Trading Biomass Materials

November 2, 2009 4:46 am | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officials know some of the mountains of trash that are dumped daily could be useful to someone, if only interested parties could find each other. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported Monday that the N.C.

Companies Increase Spending On Equipment

November 2, 2009 4:32 am | Comments

JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer - November 2, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Businesses are finally willing to spend more money on equipment, a healthy sign for the economic recovery.

Settling Tank Explodes During Valve Removal

November 2, 2009 4:18 am | Comments

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say multiple explosions have been reported and at least one person has been hospitalized after a fire broke out at a Michigan welding supply company.

H1N1 Helps Clorox 1Q Profit Rise 23 Percent

November 2, 2009 4:03 am | Comments

BETSY VERECKEY AP Business Writer - November 2, 2009 CHICAGO (AP) - The Clorox Co. said Monday profit rose 23 percent in its fiscal first quarter, as consumers paid higher prices and stocked up on disinfecting products because of worries about the flu.

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