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California packing company recalls fresh fruit over suspected listeria contamination

July 28, 2014
California-based Wawona Packing Co. has started a recall of several lots of fresh fruit distributed across the United States, citing concerns of possible listeria contamination as the reason for the move.
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Tesoro to invest $400 million in new xylene facility

July 28, 2014
San Antonio-based refiner Tesoro Corp. is planning to invest $400 million in petrochemical feedstock manufacturing in its U.S. West Coast refining system.
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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

July 23, 2014
A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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Halliburton: US fracking market turning a corner

July 23, 2014
While news about hydraulic fracturing has overwhelmingly focused on its impact on the environment, the market for hydraulic fracturing actually has exhibited behaviors typically associated with the oil and gas industry, i.e., boom and bust.
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Mylan Buys Abbott's Non-U.S. Generic Drugs Portfolio

July 22, 2014
The deal will cost an estimated $5.3 billion and involve more than 100 products in several key areas.
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McDonald's, KFC involved in another China food safety scandal

July 22, 2014
Chinese authorities are investigating after a report exposed a supplier falsifying product expiration dates.
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Federal Regulators green-light east-coast offshore oil exploration

July 22, 2014
Companies to use air guns and sonic sensors to pinpoint deposits from Delaware to Florida
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New series of earthquakes shakes Oklahoma

July 21, 2014
A series of earthquakes in Oklahoma occurring within hours of one another has added evidence to earlier scientific claims that the unusual seismic activity registered in the state recently is caused by fracking-related operations.
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Duke Energy recovers 2,500 tons of coal ash from Dan River

July 21, 2014
Electric-power Co. Duke Energy has dredged up approximately 2,500 tons of ash and sediment in its cleanup efforts in the aftermath of the Dan River spill. Tests on samples of water from the river and sediment at its bottom showed toxic metals below federal limits.
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DNA sequencing test developed to identify salmonella strains

July 21, 2014
Scientists at Cornell University's Food Safety Lab are working on an innovative method to quickly detect and identify strains of salmonella, making it possible for health and safety authorities to rapidly respond to foodborne disease outbreaks.
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