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Avon Suspends Four Executives in Probe

April 14, 2010
According to the Associated Press, beauty products seller Avon Products Inc., has put four executives on administrative leave, as part of an investigation of bribery allegations that started in
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Dow Chemical Commits $5 Million to Safety Study

April 13, 2010
The Dow Chemical will contribute $5 million over five years to The Hamner Institutes to support chemical safety through the development of new computational models of toxicity, according to Business
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SAFC Officially Opens New $30 Million High Potency API Facility in Wisconsin

April 8, 2010
PRNewswire reports that SAFC®, a member of the Sigma-Aldrich® Group, announced the opening of a $30 million expansion to its Madison Manufacturing facility in Verona, Wisconsin. Designed to significantly increase
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DuPont Spent Over $1.2 Million in Fourth Quarter Lobbying

March 31, 2010
The Associated Press reports that DuPont Co. spent more than $1.2 million in the fourth quarter to lobby on biotechnology, climate change and other issues, according to a recent disclosure
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EPA to Investigate Environmental Impact of BPA

March 30, 2010
According to the Associated Press, the Environmental Protection Agency will investigate the impact of the chemical Bisphenol-A on the U.S. water supply and other parts of the environment. Federal regulators
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Eastman Chemical Opens New Plant in South Korea

March 24, 2010
Eastman Chemical opened a new plant in South Korea to produce a material used in cigarette filters, according to the Associated Press. The new plant in Ulsan is owned
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Ashland One of the World''s Most Ethical Companies

March 22, 2010
PRNewswire reports that Ashland Inc. has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World''s Most Ethical (WME) Companies for 2010. Ashland secured a spot on the list
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Eastman Chemical to Buy Genovique Specialties

March 18, 2010
Eastman Chemical Co. will buy chemical maker Genovique Specialties Corp. in a move to expand its position in the specialty plasticizers market, according to the Associated Press. Genovique makes plasticizers,
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Goodyear CEO Gets Compensation Worth $14 Million

March 16, 2010
The Associated Press reports that the chairman and outgoing chief executive of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. received a pay package valued at $14 million in 2009, a 40 percent
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Dow Divests Styron Business

March 11, 2010
Zacks Equity Research announced that Dow Chemical Company has recently announced the divestiture of the Styron business to a private equity firm, Bain Capital, for a total of $1.63 billion.
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