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Dow Corning to cut 500 jobs

January 14, 2013
Dow Corning Corp. announced it intends to reduce its global workforce by approximately 500 people to better align the company's cost structure with the realities of today's volatile global economy.
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US plastic film demand expected to grow

January 14, 2013
According to the latest predictions from The Freedonia Group, demand for plastic film is set to increase in the United States at an average annual rate of 1.9 percent to 16 billion pounds by 2016, reaching a total market value of $19 billion.
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Former Birds Eye plant to reopen under new ownership

January 14, 2013
A real estate holding company bought the property Thursday on behalf of Bemsa Holdings LLC, which is owned by New Jersey-based Pinnacle Foods.
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Westlake Chemical begins ethylene capacity expansion project in Lake Charles, La.

January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical Corp.’s previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, La. has begun.
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Exposure to BPA associated with heart, kidney disease in children, study finds

January 10, 2013
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical still found in aluminum cans, appears to be associated with a biomarker for higher risk of heart and kidney disease in children and adolescents.
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Pharmaceutical industry in strategic crisis, report says

January 10, 2013
Increasing price and cost pressure, regulatory changes and expiring patents are leading to shrinking margins in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Enbridge to start two pipeline expansion projects

January 10, 2013
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge has announced its plans to spend up to $600 million on two expansion projects that will boost the capacity of its Canadian mainline system between Hardisty, Alberta, and the U.S. border.
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North American energy industry faces cyber attacks

January 9, 2013
As Canada's oil and gas industry is struggling with market and infrastructure issues, there is another threat to the industry that has been causing concern over the past few months -- cyber attacks.
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US coal production at risk of losing battle with shale gas

January 9, 2013
Coal consumption in the United States is going to fall by an estimated 14 percent between 2011 and 2017, as more power stations will be operating using cheap shale gas.
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Chemical industry outlook positive for US, bleak for Europe

January 9, 2013
While many industry watchers predicted an increase in demand during the second part of last year, in fact the development took the opposite direction and left the mature markets still waiting for a pickup in activity.
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