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Canada Blocks BHP''s Potash Bid

November 4, 2010
Reuters reports, Canada has blocked BHP Billiton''s $39 billion bid for Potash Corp, saying the deal would not benefit the nation. The rejection shocked BHP investors who are now betting
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Eastman Chemical Raising Production of Cellulose Triacetate

November 3, 2010
The Associated Press reports, Eastman Chemical Co. has announced plans to add production of cellulose triacetate at its Kingsport site. The material is used in the liquid crystal display industry
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Dow Chemical Profit Falls

October 28, 2010
The Associated Press reports that Dow Chemical Company’s third-quarter earnings fell 28 percent on a slew of one-time charges, but revenue rose and its adjusted results topped Wall Street''s
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MeadWestvaco Third-Quarter Net Income Falls, Chemical Markets Grow

October 27, 2010
The Associated Press reports, packaging company MeadWestvaco Corp. said its net income from continuing operations fell 9 percent in the third quarter. The MeadWestvaco said it earned $111 million
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Report Says Chinese iPhone Workers Poisoned By Chemical

October 26, 2010
An Australian media report said, workers assembling Apple computers and iPhones in southern China have spent months in the hospital after being exposed to a harmful chemical, reports the
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Yara Praxair to Build Air Separation Plant

October 21, 2010
Yara Praxair, a 50-50 joint venture between Praxair, Inc. and Yara International ASA, will invest in a new air separation plant to be located in Perstorp, Sweden. The plant, with
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W.R. Grace Expanding Factories in Malaysia, Brazil

October 14, 2010
The Associated Press reports, W.R. Grace & Co. said it will increase factory capacity to make silica gel at existing plants in Kuantan, Malaysia, and Sorocaba, Brazil. The company didn''t
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World''s Largest Hydrogen Pipeline Supply Network

October 13, 2010
PRNewswire reports, Air Products has announced plans to construct a new 180-mile long pipeline connecting its existing Louisiana and Texas hydrogen pipeline systems, creating the world''s largest hydrogen plant and
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Chemical Explosion at Waste Plant in England

October 12, 2010
The BBC reports, three people have suffered serious burns in an explosion at a waste management plant in West Lancashire. Sixty firefighters were called to PHS waste management in Burscough.
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Seven Workers Killed in Fire at Chemical Firm

October 7, 2010
The Associated Press reports that seven workers were burned alive in a shoe factory fire at South Jatrabari in the Bangladesh capital, according to Fire Service director general Abu Nayeem
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