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Caramel apples linked to listeriosis outbreak

Consumers in the United States have been advised not to eat prepackaged caramel apples, after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen people falling ill in 10 states.
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ExxonMobil subsidiary fined $2.3 million over fracking-related damage

XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of the Clean Water Act at its hydraulic fracturing sites in West Virginia.
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Advanced process control market to be worth almost $1.5 billion by 2020

Advanced process control is used in a broad range of industries to optimize plant performance and minimize the fluctuations of key process variables.
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Meat products recalled in Texas over peanut traces

Three Texas food producers have announced recalls of meat products that may contain traces of peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
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Hess signs LOI for LNG processing in Western Australia

Hess Corporation has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for the processing of natural gas from its Equus project offshore northwestern Australia into liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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European polymer industry faces continued pressure

The European polymer industry has come under pressure this year from producers in the United States and the Middle East, where cheap feedstocks have led to an expansion in capacity.
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BASF transfers automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth

Chemicals giant BASF is to transfer its automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth.
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Innovation helps bioadhesives meet unmet needs

Bioadhesives -- natural substances that act as adhesives -- have applications in key industries, and product innovation in this field is addressing unmet needs.
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Outlook optimistic for chemical production in 2015

Chemical production in the United States and Europe is predicted to pick up in 2015, after failing to reach the levels expected this year.
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New York State bans fracking

The decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo follows years of debate over the pros and cons of fracking and was based on health concerns.
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