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North Dakota refinery construction gets underway

Industries in North Dakota are excited at the prospect of having the first U.S. refinery built since 1976.
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Can US coal bounce back?

The latest EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook revealed that U.S. coal exports are expected to drop to 107 million short tons in 2013.
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US egg processors to be allowed to export production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now creating opportunities for both egg producers and processors, as it announced plans to certify the export of a number of egg-containing products.
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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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