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FDA finds salmonella in imported spices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has conducted a study into the prevalence of salmonella in imported spices, following widespread concerns that spices might be a source of foodborne diseases.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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Worker dies in Virginia recycling plant incident

A 53-year-old worker at a Roanoke County recycling plant in Virginia was killed in an accident last week after he fell in a baler machine that is used to compact waste.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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US to allow processed chicken imports from China

The U.S. is planning to allow the sale of poultry meat processed in China, following a decision by the USDA.
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Canada pressed to adopt mining operations transparency legislation

Legislation aiming to improve the transparency and traceability of funds paid by mining companies to local governments is already in force in the United States and the European Union, but Canada lagging behind in adopting similar legislation.
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Welding operations caused Black Elk oil rig explosion, report finds

The explosion that killed three workers on a Gulf of Mexico production platform in November 2012 was caused by contractors who were doing maintenance work at the site, according to a third-party investigative report.
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US senators accuse oil industry of antitrust practices

Oil companies are blocking the access of renewable fuels to the U.S. market by using anti-competitive practices, two U.S. senators have claimed in a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
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Study links soft drinks to behavioral problems in children

A joint study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, has suggested a link between behavioral problems in five-year-old children and soft drink consumption.
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Canada explores crude re-export possibilities through US Gulf Coast

Canada is increasingly pressed to look for new markets for its crude oil as the United States, its main export market, continues to ramp up its own output.
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