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General Mills Considering Building $36 Million Distribution Center

According to bizjournals.com, General Mills is considering building a $36 million distribution and warehouse center in Fort Wayne, Ind., where it already has similar operations, according to a report Tuesday.
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FDA Panel Supports Pfizer, Novartis Pancreatic Drugs

A Food and Drug Administration panel of experts has recommended expanding the approved use of two drugs made by Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc. to include treating a rare type
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Dean Foods to Sell Milk Plant Under Antitrust Deal

Dean Foods, the nation''s largest dairy company agreed to sell a Wisconsin milk processing plant to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and three states, according to
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Impax Challenges Oxycontin Patents, Faces Lawsuit

Impax Laboratories Inc. said that it is challenging the patents on Purdue Pharma''s painkiller Oxycontin in order to be able to sell a generic version of the drug, according to
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Wisconsin Brewer to Buy Memphis Bottling Facility, Creating 500 Jobs

The Associated Press reports that a Wisconsin brewing company said Wednesday it plans to buy a tornado-stricken bottling plant in Memphis, a $41 million venture that will employ 500 people.
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Judge Approves Class-Action Status in Tyson Lawsuit

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge has approved class-action status for workers at two Tyson Foods Inc. plants in Nebraska who are suing their employer over wages. The
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Heinz Closes Acquisition of Stake in Brazilian Ketchup Maker

Ketchup giant Heinz has closed on its previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in a Brazilian food maker, according to the Associated Press. Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. didn''t say
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Impax Files for Approval of Generic Heartburn Drug

The Associated Press reports that Impax Laboratories Inc. is challenging the patents on a heartburn drug from Takeda Pharmaceutical, just days after Takeda took the same action against Impax. The
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Feds Find Safety Issues at Tyson Facility

According to the Associated Press, federal labor officials have issued ten safety citations at a Tyson Foods Inc. plant in Jefferson, Wis. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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Monsanto Sued by Organic Farmers Over Modified-Seed Patents

A group of farmers sued Monsanto Co. in a challenge to the company’s patents for genetically modified seeds, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit is preemptive to protect against patent- infringement
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