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Omnicare to pay $124 million to settle fraud allegations

Cincinnati-based Omnicare Inc. is to pay more than $124 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly offering financial incentives to healthcare facilities.
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US chemical output continues to rise in May

Chemical production rose across all regions in the United States except for the West Coast, with an overall increase of 0.4 percent in May.
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US oil, gas reserves up 9%

Oil reserves in the United States went up to almost 25.4 billion barrels, marking a rise of 2.1 billion barrels or 9 percent on the previous year and an increase of 52 percent compared to 2009.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has pledged to increase its investments in China's food safety threefold, following the scandal in which fox meat was sold as donkey meat in the Asian country.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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Study suggests link between socioeconomic status, Campylobacter infections

A new study by the Emerging Infections Program at Yale School of Public Health has revealed that there is a link between socioeconomic status and the risk of falling ill with campylobacteriosis.
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US Supreme Court backs EPA carbon emission regulation for power plants

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the rule introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency that requires new and rebuilt power plants and factories to limit their carbon dioxide emissions using the "best available technology" under the federal Clean Air Act.
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Shell to sell midstream unit shares worth $750 million

Shell Midstream Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is planning to launch an IPO of up to $750 million in shares in an effort to deliver more value to its shareholders.
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