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US containers, packaging market to grow by 2.7% through 2016

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A new analysis by market research firm TechNavio reveals that the containers and packaging market in the United States is set for growth over the next few years.
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Florida residents rank food safety among top concerns

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Researchers gauged public perception of 15 issues covering a wide range of topics and food safety emerged as the third most important, with 85 percent of respondents defining it as extremely or highly important.
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US refineries benefit from rising crude production

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U.S. refineries have been exporting production at relatively high margins over the past year, allowing for further investments across the value chain.
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Fracking regulation might weaken economic growth, US Chamber of Commerce claims

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A study on the effects of oil and gas drilling operations using fracking, due to be released next year, might prevent the United States from becoming the world's most powerful energy producer, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns.
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Report identifies 327 accidents in Louisiana refineries in 2012

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Overall, these accidents led to two million pounds of air pollution and over 12 million gallons of water pollution, a report by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade claims.
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FDA imposes new ban on Wockhardt drugs

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Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt has been hit by a U.S. import alert for the second time this year.
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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

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Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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Massachusetts looks to impose 10-year fracking ban

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A bill presented by the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources looks to impose a temporary ban on all hydraulic fracturing operations until at least 2024.
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Canada looks to enhance food safety control

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The Safe Food for Canadians Act may not come into effect before 2015, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released a report describing the recent actions taken by the government to improve food safety.
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US methane emissions exceed EPA estimates by 50%, study finds

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The study revealed that much of the excess gas comes from livestock, from refining operations and from leaks from oil and gas drilling wells.
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