ERIC MORTENSEN - September 2, 2009 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - With a national push to develop alternatives to fossil fuels, Oregon may seem well-positioned to benefit.
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MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer - September 2, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Worker productivity grew at the fastest pace in nearly six years in the spring while labor costs fell by the most in nine years, as companies slashed costs to survive the recession.
WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that up to $21 million will be made available for the selection of five projects that will develop supply systems to handle and deliver high tonnage biomass feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - State officials say there's no longer a public health hazard in a Saginaw residential area that had been contaminated with dioxin from a Dow Chemical Co. plant.
It was while watching an episode of the Food Network's â€œEmeril Liveâ€ that James Chan, owner and founder of the Hawaiian Chip Company (Honolulu, Hawaii), was inspired to launch his own business.
The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it is calling for the nationwide phase-out of hydrogen fluoride alkylation units.
HONOLULU (AP) - An Army chemical weapons disposal plant that handled nerve gas and other deadly agents has been properly cleaned and closed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.
MARGERY A. GIBBS Associated Press Writer - September 1, 2009 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Legislation to confront climate change could be an economic godsend to farmers and ranchers. Or it could be an enormous financial burden.
JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer - September 1, 2009 BEIJING (AP) - Beijing plans to curb exports of rare earths, exotic metals used in computers and clean-energy products and of which China is the only major supplier, according to Chinese news reports.
DAN SEWELL AP Business Writer - September 1, 2009 CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co., the world's largest advertiser, has signed on to be a major sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Teams for the upcoming winter and summer games.
NEW YORK (AP) - Seed maker Monsanto Co. said Monday it completed the $160 million sale of its hybrid sunflower assets to Syngenta AG. Syngenta, a Swiss agribusiness company, agreed to buy the unit on Aug. 6.
By Daniel J. Vargas Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle â€œinksâ€ that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.
By Gillian Wong Associated Press Writer - August 31, 2009 BEIJING (AP) - Two hundred children are suffering from lead poisoning in southwest China, the country's third such case of mass sickening in the past month, an official newspaper said Monday.