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ERB Plans $1.3 Billion Tree-to-Energy Plants at Brazil Factories

Bloomberg reports that ERB (Energias Renovaveis do Brasil), a Brazilian developer of biomass energy, may invest as much as 2 billion reais ($1.3 billion) to build dedicated power plants to
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Eli Lilly Spends $2.5 Million Lobbying Government in First Quarter

According to the Associated Press, Eli Lilly and Co. spent $2.5 million in the first quarter lobbying the federal government on access to foreign markets, tax issues and a host
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Coca-Cola Spends $2 Million on Lobbying

The Associated Press reports that Coca-Cola Co. spent $2 million in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on trade, packaging, tax policy and other business matters, according to
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Chlorine Leak Forces Evacuation at Tyson Foods Plant

Approximately 300 people at a Tyson Foods Inc. processing plant in Arkansas were evacuated and 100 sent to local hospitals after an accidental mixture of chemicals created a chlorine gas
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EU Approves Lilly''s Weekly Diabetes Drug Bydureon

European Union regulators have approved the first once-per-week diabetes medication, the companies that developed the drug said Tuesday, reports the Associated Press. Eli Lilly and Co., Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and
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Foster''s Rejects $10 Billion SAB Miller Bid

Australian beer giant Foster''s rejected an initial Aus$9.51 billion (US$10 billion) takeover bid from SABMiller, but the global brewer said it would still pursue the group, reports the Associated Foreign
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Georgia Poultry Plant Cutting 300 Jobs

Business Journals reports, Cagle will eliminate 300 positions at its Pine Mountain Valley, Ga., facility. The Atlanta-based poultry company said it will discontinue second shift operations at the Pine Mountain
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FDA Approves New Version of Abbott Labs Cancer Drug

Abbott Laboratories said that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a formulation of its prostate cancer treatment Lupron Depot that allows patients to receive treatment every six months, reports
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Colgate-Palmolive Completes $952 Million Sanex Deal

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has completed its $952 million purchase of the personal care brand Sanex from Unilever PLC, the company said Monday, reports the Associated Press. The deal strengthens Colgate''s positions
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Kellogg Gets Second FDA Warning on Listeria in Two Years

Bloomberg reports that a Kellogg cookie plant in Augusta, Georgia, was found to have a persistent strain of listeria during a February inspection, including on food-contact surfaces, according to a
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