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Canada's drug spending growth slowed by generics

March 19, 2014
Market share is increasing for generics drugs, which are typically much cheaper than branded and patented drugs.
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US refiners back crude oil export ban

March 19, 2014
The question of whether the ban on U.S. oil exports should be lifted has divided industry opinions for a long time, but in recent months the debate has resurfaced.
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Duke Energy under scrutiny over discharge into North Carolina river

March 19, 2014
While North Carolina authorities and federal agencies are investigating the toxic coal ash spill from Duke Energy's power plant into the Dan River last month, the company may still be discharging harmful chemicals into waterways.
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FDA inspection at cheese processing facility results in suspended registration

March 19, 2014
The U.S. FDA has ordered the suspension of the food facility registration of Delaware food manufacturer Roos Foods, which has been identified as the source of the recent listeria outbreak.
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Total plans to tap into Iraqi petrochemical market

March 18, 2014
French oil company Total is exploring options to expand its presence in the Middle East and tap the growing local market by constructing a large petrochemical complex in Iraq.
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Federal report finds no pesticide residue in most fruits, vegetables

March 18, 2014
The latest report on pesticide use in farming released by the USDA has shown that fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are "exceedingly safe."
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Two workers injured in sulfuric acid incident at Tesoro refinery

March 18, 2014
The two contractors were carrying out maintenance work at a processing unit at the refinery when sulfuric acid spilled on them.
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Poultry processor Peco Foods to open new facility in Arkansas

March 18, 2014
Alabama-based Peco Foods is to invest $165 million to build a new poultry complex in Arkansas, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Illinois food company fined for illegal dairy waste discharge

March 17, 2014
Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
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EPA ends new contract ban on BP operations

March 17, 2014
Oil giant BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed an agreement regarding legal procedures following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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