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Refiners slam higher ethanol mandates

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U.S. refiners are concerned that if federal officials press ahead with their plans to introduce higher ethanol mandates under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), this could cause economic damage.
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AstraZeneca's asthma treatment drug patent found invalid

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Drug manufacturer AstraZeneca has lost a legal battle in the United States after a court ruling that found its patent for a childhood asthma treatment invalid.
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US consumers oppose natural gas exports, poll finds

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According to a new poll conducted by the University of Texas, 39 percent of Americans believe the U.S. should not export the natural gas it produces domestically.
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BPA fears may affect metal packaging industry growth

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Consumer doubts over the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in metal packaging might prove to be an obstacle for the growth of the global metal packaging market over the next decade.
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Largest drug companies profited more than $700 billion in decade, analysis estimates

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The 11 largest drug companies took $711.4 billion in profits over the 10 years ending in 2012, according to an analysis of corporate filings by Health Care for America Now (HCAN).
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India’s Oil Industry Safety Directorate, AIChE sign memorandum

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The Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of India’s Oil Industry Safety Directorate.
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Russia brings back Yamal - Europe-2 pipeline project

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A plan for the construction of a second strand of the Yamal - Europe-2 pipeline project for the section from the Belarusian border via Poland to Slovakia has been proposed by Russian gas giant Gazprom.
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Report calls for expansion of US rare earths production

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Production of rare earth minerals in the United Stated can be expanded to create thousands of new jobs and to boost the domestic economy, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
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Report calls for quicker response to Salmonella outbreaks

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If the U.S. government had acted faster in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in 2011, which was linked to ground turkey, there could have been fewer people affected by the illness, concludes a newly published report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Could US shale boom threaten green energy sector?

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While drilling for natural gas does not seem like a viable business opportunity for New England at this point, the impact of the shale gas revolution can already be felt in Massachusetts and its clean energy sector, due to the low natural gas prices.
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