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Once-trendy ethanol struggles

May 12, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. producers of corn-based ethanol used to be able to promote their business and their shares with a blend of patriotism and eco-sensitivity other
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Judge grants class action status in Kraft pay case

May 12, 2008
Employees of Kraft Foods have been given class action status for their lawsuit seeking pay for time spent putting on and taking off safety equipment, the Associated Press reported recently.U.S.
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Tyson spent $481,528 lobbying in first quarter

May 12, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest meat producer, spent $481,528 in the first quarter to lobby on agricultural, trade, immigration, tax and other issues, according
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PepsiCo and bottler acquire Russia-based Sobol-Aqua JSC

May 7, 2008
PepsiCo Inc. and its bottler Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. said that they completed their acquisition of Russia-based Sobol-Aqua JSC, the Associated Press reported recently.Financial terms of the deal were not
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FDA ends probe of Watson Pharmaceuticals plant

May 5, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its inspection of the drug maker''s Davie, Fla., manufacturing
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Wis.: Kraft wants to expand pizza-making plant by 25 percent

May 5, 2008
According to the Associated Press, if Little Chute''s Village Board passes a rezoning request from Kraft Foods Inc., the village''s largest employer plans to hire another 300 employees.Village Administrator Charles
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Merck gets warning by FDA on vaccine plant’s problems

May 1, 2008
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to Merck & Co., saying that the agency''s investigators found manufacturing deficiencies at its
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China drafts strict food safety law, boosts fines

May 1, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that China''s proposed food safety law, which promises tough penalties including possible life imprisonment for makers of dangerous food products, is a good first step,
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FDA turns down application for combo allergy drug

April 28, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration has turned down an application by two drugmakers to produce an allergy drug combining the active ingredients of their popular
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Poultry plant to open in NC, bring 1,500 jobs

April 28, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that a Mississippi-based poultry company said it will build a new processing plant, feed mill and hatchery in Kinston, creating 1,500 new jobs.Sanderson Farms said
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