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Hershey Workers Approve Job Cuts

June 7, 2010 6:49 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The overwhelming approval showed that some workers slated to lose their jobs still voted yes because it would save someone else's job.

Plastics Manufacturer Outgrows GA Plant

June 7, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Schutz Containers Systems will start building a nearly 600,000-square-foot facility in a few months, bringing up to 300 jobs to Georgia within five years.

Containment Cap Collecting Substantial Amount of Oil

June 7, 2010 6:36 am | by HOLBROOK MOHR & JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP chief executive Tony Hayward said that over the last 24 hours, the cap placed on the gusher near the sea floor trapped about 420,000 gallons of oil.


Panel Recommends Continued use of Oil Dispersant

June 7, 2010 6:30 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish.

Biodiesel Plant Fined for Safety Violations after Explosion

June 7, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

Imperium Grays Harbor was fined $11,700 for 11 serious violations, defined as those with potential to cause death or serious injury, after a 10,000-gallon glycerin tank exploded last December.

Seven Convicted over Bhopal Gas Tragedy

June 7, 2010 5:49 am | Comments

An Indian court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead.

Millipore Shareholders OK $6B Sale to Merck KGaA

June 4, 2010 7:13 am | Comments

Biotech equipment maker Millipore Corp. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $6 billion sale to German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA.

McDonald's Recalls 12M Cadmium-Tainted Shrek Glasses

June 4, 2010 6:46 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Cadmium has been discovered in the painted design on "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses being sold at McDonald's, forcing the burger giant to recall 12 million of the cheap U.S.-made collectibles.


Containment Cap Collecting Some Oil

June 4, 2010 6:38 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Robots a mile beneath the Gulf positioned the lid over the main pipe on the leaking well Thursday night.

CT Urges Tighter Rules for Pipe Cleaning After Kleen Plant Blast

June 4, 2010 6:15 am | by STEPHANIE REITZ, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A panel studying the deadly Kleen power plant explosion wants state regulators to consider stronger licensing and training rules on "gas blow" procedures, in which high-pressure natural gas is blown through pipes.  

Defense: Manager Didn't See Dozens of Underage Workers

June 4, 2010 6:06 am | Comments

The defense attorney for a former slaughterhouse manager put on a hard hat and long white frock and said, "Can you tell how old I am?"

Hershey Workers Vote On Labor Deal

June 4, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey began voting Friday on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs.

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Tablet

June 4, 2010 3:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Samsung has leaked a picture of its 7-inch Android OS touchscreen tablet computer.

Exclusive: EU to overhaul GM crop approval system: sources

June 4, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is to radically overhaul its approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops from next month, opening the way to large-scale GM cultivation in Europe, EU sources said on Friday.

Carnegie Mellon's Soccer-playing Robots Get Creative With Physics-based Planning

June 4, 2010 1:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) Robot soccer players from Carnegie Mellon University competing in this month's RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore should be able to out-dribble their opponents, thanks to a new algorithm that helps them to predict the ball's behavior based on...


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