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British scientists discover way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Thanks to a new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria may become easier.
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FDA's action against Ranbaxy will cost US consumers

Indian drug-maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. was supposed to introduce three generic versions of branded products that could potentially save Americans millions of dollars, but problems related to regulation and manufacturing standards are delaying their launch.
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Canada's cabinet approves Northern Gateway pipeline

The Canadian government has given the green light to a proposed project for constructing a pipeline to a terminal at the Pacific Coast that would serve as a starting point for oil shipments to Asia.
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IEA: Canada can become global energy power but needs to manage costs

Canada can profit immensely from its oil industry if it plays its cards wisely and manages to keep project costs at a reasonably low level, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Poultry to account for more than half of UK meat consumption in 2014

The U.K. poultry sector is enjoying a period of stability and confidence, which has resulted in a surge of investment.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

A more energy efficient process for emulsion production, with applications in the food industry and beyond, developed by a postdoctoral student in Birmingham, UK, has been recognized by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
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Kuwait plans to expand petrochemical operations

Kuwait is set to shift its focus onto petrochemical production and develop the industry to an extent that it accounts to 50 percent of the country's income generated from sectors other than oil.
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Canadian pipeline operators to assume liability for oil spill damage under new rules

Canada is toughening its rules concerning pipeline safety and response to spill damages, transferring the responsibility for oil spills to pipeline companies and making them liable for all costs associated with accidents.
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Iranian petrochemical traders stick to CFR deals to avoid payment troubles

Iranian traders of petrochemical products are seeking to avert potential payment troubles in Asia by pricing their deals on a cost and freight basis instead of using the freight on board method.
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