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Ecuador's President Says Country Now Producing Oil at a Loss

August 27, 2015 10:58 am | by Maria Jose Sanchez, Associated Press | Comments

Ecuadoreans are already contending with a rumbling, ash-spewing volcano and rising living costs because they use the appreciating U.S. dollar as their currency.


U.S. Economy Surged at 3.7 Percent Rate in April-June Quarter

August 27, 2015 10:56 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

It was the strongest growth since last summer and marked a sharp improvement from the anemic 0.6 percent advance during the January-March quarter when a harsh winter sapped activity.

Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions in Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said that it remains confident in its long-term prospects after rival Monsanto abandoned months-long takeover efforts on Wednesday.


3M Closes Deal for Polypore Unit

August 27, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Post-it notes maker 3M completed its purchase of a division of Polypore International on 1ednesday, while a Japanese chemicals company bought the rest of Polypore for $2.2 billion.


China Detains 11 Over Deadly Warehouse Explosion

August 27, 2015 10:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A notice on the national prosecutor's website said Thursday the detainees included current and retired officials in the port city of Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port.


U.S. Crude Oil Swaps With Mexico Likely to Have Economic, Environmental Benefits

August 27, 2015 10:41 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The exchange should result in better optimization of refineries within both Mexico and the United States, and allow for increased supply of lower-sulfur gasoline from Mexican refineries.


New Material Stops its Own Leaks

August 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The substance was intended to be used in spaceflight to stop potential oxygen leaks, but scientists said that it could also prove useful to automakers and other industries on Earth.


EIA Expects Near-Term Decline in Natural Gas Production in Major Shale Regions

August 26, 2015 11:29 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration says in each major shale region, production from new wells is not large enough to offset production declines from existing legacy wells.


Aging NY Coal-Powered Plant Closing; Another in Jeopardy

August 26, 2015 11:22 am | by Mary Esch, Associated Press | Comments

Citing low natural gas prices and other factors, NRG Energy said it will close its Tonowanda and Dunkirk coal plants in New York, costing 145 total jobs.


In Reversal, Colorado Mine Town to Seek Federal Cleanup Help

August 26, 2015 11:08 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Local officials who long feared that designation as a federal Superfund site would harm economic development have requested disaster funds to help the toxic mine leak cleanup.


Donald Trump Vows Never to Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move to Mexico

August 26, 2015 11:01 am | by Candice Choi AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Trump says his boycott is the result of the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.


Lawmaker Sees Opening for Appeal of $225m Exxon Ruling

August 26, 2015 10:52 am | by Michael Catalini and Josh Cornfield, Associated Press | Comments

A New Jersey judge approved the state's $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, he expressed concern over delayed cleanup at a polluted creek, which a state lawmaker says could open up a route to appeal the decision.


Scientists Develop Glue That Hardens Via Electricity

August 26, 2015 10:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Researchers suggest that the new substance could provide solutions in a wide variety of circumstances, from underwater ship or pipe repair to serving as an alternative to sutures during human surgery.


Researchers Convert Solar Energy into Methane

August 26, 2015 10:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The new process could also enable hydrogen from other sustainable energy sources to be used in chemical processing, and could eventually be applied to different microbes and additional chemicals.


Schlumberger Buying Cameron International in $12.71B Deal

August 26, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The transaction would create an oilfield equipment and services powerhouse.



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