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Court Order on Ark. Chicken Waste Sought

February 25, 2008
More than a dozen Arkansas-based poultry companies have violated state and federal laws limiting the disposal of animal waste in the Illinois River watershed, argues Oklahoma''s attorney general.Oklahoma is requesting
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Stupak Calls for FDA Resignation

February 18, 2008
According to the Associated Press, a key House Democrat said recently that the head of the Food and Drug Administration should resign in the wake of a probe over an
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Huge beef recall stems from Calif. Plant

February 18, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse
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Tyson Foods Cuts 1,500 Jobs in Kansas

February 11, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest meat company, said recently it would end beef slaughtering at its Emporia plant, cutting about 1,500 jobs, or more
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FDA Faults Drug Plants

February 7, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the first warning sign came when a sharp-eyed worker sorting pills noticed that the odd blue flecks dotting the finished drug capsules matched the paint
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Tyson''s to Cut Up to 300 More Plant Jobs

February 7, 2008
Tyson Foods Inc. said recently it will have to lay off an additional 200 to 300 workers at its Emporia beef plant as it completes its plan to restructure the
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Prempro Case Verdict Upheld by Court

February 1, 2008
The Associated Press reported recently that a federal appeals court upheld a jury''s finding that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals wasn''t liable in the case of a Little Rock woman who got breast
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Tyson to Open Chicken Plant in China

February 1, 2008
Tyson Foods Inc. said recently it is partnering with a Chinese poultry breeding company to run a chicken processing plant near Shanghai, the Associated Press reported.Springdale-based Tyson announced at its
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Tyson Foods Cuts 1,500 Jobs in Kansas

January 29, 2008
Tyson Foods Inc., the world''s largest meat company, said recently it would end beef slaughtering at its Emporia plant, cutting about 1,500 jobs, or more than half its work force
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Wyeth May Cut 10 Pct of Jobs

January 28, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Wyeth is telling managers that about 10 percent of its 50,000 employees worldwide may lose their jobs by 2011 under a planned restructuring, three years
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