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Eastman Completes Acquisition of Genovique Specialties

May 5, 2010
According to Business Wire, Eastman Chemical Company has completed the acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation, a global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate. The transaction is expected
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Chemicals Used to Fight Gulf Oil Slick Presents Environmental Dilemma

May 5, 2010
The Associated Press reports that a massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has become the testing ground for a new technique where a potent mix of chemicals is
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DuPont Receives EPA Approval for First Refuge-in-the-Bag Seed Product

May 4, 2010
DuPont announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted the commercial registration of Optimum® AcreMax™ 1 insect protection for Pioneer® brand corn hybrids, according to PRNewswire. This marks the EPA''s
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Dow Chemical First Quarter Profit Climbs as Demand Rebounds

April 29, 2010
According to the Associated Press, Dow said Wednesday the improving demand signals a stronger economy, although it remains concerned about high unemployment, potential inflation in some regions and debt problems
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Kraton Bringing Poly-Isoprene Rubber Manufacturing to United States

April 26, 2010
Kraton Performance Polymers will invest approximately $27 million in its Belpre, Ohio plant to enable production of poly-isoprene rubber, according to Business Wire. This strategic decision will allow Kraton to
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Diageo Announces Carbon Reduction and Environmental Initiatives at Two Facilities

April 26, 2010
PRNewswire reports that Diageo''s bottling and packaging plant in Relay, Maryland has kicked off a series of major projects that, when completed, will reduce carbon emissions by a total of
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Monsanto Files Reply Brief with Supreme Court

April 22, 2010
PRNewswire reports Monsanto Company and their seed partner company, Forage Genetics International (FGI), filed a final reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in preparation for the upcoming oral arguments
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Syngenta Receives Approval for Breakthrough Corn Trait Technology

April 21, 2010
PRNewswire reports Syngenta announced that it received deregulation of MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The trait will be combined with the Agrisure 3000GT
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Dow Corning CEO Testifies on Energy Tax Incentives and the Green Job Economy

April 15, 2010
PRNewswire reports that Dr. Stephanie A. Burns, Dow Corning chairman, president and CEO, testified at a United States House of Representatives hearing on energy tax incentives and the green job
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Abbott Ordered to Turn Over E-mails for Government Probe

April 14, 2010
A federal judge has ordered drugmaker Abbott Laboratories to hand over thousands of e-mails in connection with a government investigation into whether the company illegally marketed a neurological drug, according
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