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Thermo Fisher Scientific to buy Life Technologies Corp. for $13.6 billion

According to Thermo Fisher Scientific, the transaction "will create an unrivaled leader in serving research, speciality diagnostics and applied markets."
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US foodborne illness outbreaks plummet 40%

Food safety has always been a top priority for the U.S. food manufacturing and processing industry and over the past decade many measures to improve standards and to implement best practices have been taken.
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American Chemistry Council backs new law on toxic chemicals

Following the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, the American Chemistry Council agreed that an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act was necessary.
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Refiners slam higher ethanol mandates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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