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Invensys acquires automation software company InduSoft

September 24, 2013
Industrial software, systems and control equipment supplier Invensys announced Sept. 24 the acquisition of InduSoft, an Austin, Texas-based provider of HMI and embedded intelligent device software for the automation market.
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Food products seized from Virginia warehouse after inspection finds rodent, insect infestation

September 24, 2013
The companies, Gourmet Provisions LLC and Royal Cup Inc., stored production at a warehouse where FDA officials had found widespread rodent and insect infestation, as well as evidence of other violations of industry best practices.
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Stanford researchers create 'microbial battery' to capture electricity in wastewater

September 23, 2013
Scientists at Stanford University have developed an innovative method for capturing energy in a special type of microbe in wastewater and using it to generate power.
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Labor shortage in US oil, gas sector to challenge growth

September 23, 2013
Capital spending on downstream projects, especially in the Gulf of Mexico, is predicted to hit $100 billion over a period of three years and the supply of skilled workers to the U.S. oil and gas industry is expected to fall short.
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FDA to introduce new reporting rules for canned-food manufacturers

September 23, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to change the reporting processes for manufacturers of acidified and low-acid canned foods.
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Federal agency wants Black Elk Energy to further improve safety practices

September 23, 2013
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has warned Houston-based oil and gas company Black Elk Energy that unless it dramatically improves its safety practices it will not be allowed to operate in federal waters.
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Report calls for uniform date labeling rules on food products

September 23, 2013
As many as nine in 10 Americans throw away food prematurely, confused by what the date on the label means, with a quarter of them doing so on a daily basis.
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Brazil ramps up plastics resins imports

September 23, 2013
Due to Brazil's rapidly growing industry, demand for plastics and plastic resins is continually growing, leading to a rising volume and value of imports.
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Unidentified chemical spill prompts evacuation at Arizona recycling facility

September 20, 2013
Nearly two dozen people were sickened by a chemical spill at a recycling facility in Phoenix, Ariz., in the early morning of Sept. 18.
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Refinery industry backs pipelines for transportation of crude

September 20, 2013
As industry representatives remain focused on the pending decision over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll reveals that more than two in three refinery industry representatives see pipelines as the most popular method for crude oil transportation over the next few years.
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