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Ashland Buying International Specialty Products for $3.2 Billion

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According to the Associated Press, Ashland will spend about $3.2 billion to buy International Specialty Products Inc. The deal, expected to close before the end of the fourth quarter, should
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South Korea Probes Second Report of U.S. Army Chemical Dumping

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South Korea opened a second investigation in days into a report that the U.S. military dumped toxic chemicals near the capital decades ago, Reuters reports. Experts have been sent to
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Dow Chemical Says Wet Weather Hurt Agriculture, Paint Sales

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Bloomberg reports that Dow Chemical Company said it’s facing “headwinds” in the second quarter including adverse weather that probably eroded sales of agriculture products and house paint. Sales at Dow
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S&W Seed to Begin Commercial Scale Planting of Stevia

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According to Marketwire, S&W Seed Company issued an update relating to its progress on producing high quality stevia leaf varieties in the U.S. on a commercial scale. S&W recently completed
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Air Products'' CEO to Address Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference

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According to PRNewswire, Air Products’ chairman, president and chief executive officer, John McGlade, will be presenting at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York, on May 24. McGlade will
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DOE Awards Metabolix $6 Million Grant to Develop Renewable Biofuels

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Business Wire reports that bioscience company Metabolix, Inc., has been awarded a $6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The grant is part of the Obama administration’s
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Dow to Suspend Louisiana Dock Work as Mississippi Swells

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Dow Chemical Co. will suspend dock operations at two factory sites in Louisiana tomorrow as a precaution against potential flooding from the swollen Mississippi River, according to Bloomberg. While the
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Chemical Feed Station Store Small Amounts of Chemicals

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Chemical Feed Station with overflow basins includes the 175-, 200- and 250-gallon capacity feed stations. The compact feed stations store small amounts of liquids and other chemicals without the handling
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J&J Recalls HIV Drug Over Musty Odor

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Johnson & Johnson is again recalling a prescription drug because of an odd musty odor likely caused by a chemical on shipping pallets, according to the Associated Press. J&J is
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Dow Prepares to Start Dutch Ethylene Unit Following Maintenance

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Bloomberg reports that Dow Chemical Co. is preparing to start an ethylene unit at its Terneuzen chemicals site in the Netherlands following a halt in March for planned maintenance. Cracker
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