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Reliance Raises Bid for Chemical Maker LyondellBasell

February 22, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports India''s Reliance Industries Ltd. has sweetened its offer to take control of LyondellBasell Industries when it exits bankruptcy, boosting its valuation of the chemical
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Fitch sees global chemicals industry poised for recovery

December 21, 2009
Fitch Ratings expect the global chemicals industry to experience gradual recovery in 2010, with stronger demand in China and South America tempered by constrained Western European and North American
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Discarded factory chemicals kill three in east China

September 21, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 280 1598 13 3 1962 11.1282 0 0 0 The Associated Press reports that three people have died and seventeen others required medical treatment after
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Chinese region tightens rules on chemical sales

September 8, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 257 1466 12 2 1800 11.1282 0 0 0 In an effort to improve public safety, the Chinese government is tightening controls over the sale
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US soda ash industry fights recession, Chinese rivals

July 27, 2009
Beneath the arid sagebrush flats of southwest Wyoming, miners work around the clock to grind out millions of tons of trona rock that''s processed into a key ingredient for
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Minnesota Company awarded for its chemical-free cleaning technology

May 18, 2009
Tennant Company, a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world, announced that its breakthrough ec-H2O™ technology has won the Innovation Award
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Arctic thaw may slow crackdown on toxic chemicals

May 5, 2009
An expert states that a thaw of the Arctic linked to global warming may slow a drive to get rid of industrial chemicals that are harming indigenous people and wildlife,
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DuPont lowers outlook, sets new job cuts

April 21, 2009
Chemical maker DuPont reported a 59 percent fall in quarterly profit, trimmed its full-year outlook and said it would cut more jobs as weak economic conditions continued to constrict demand,
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Beijing holds up Japanese takeover of Lucite

April 13, 2009
The Financial Times reports that Chinese competition authorities are holding up the acquisition of Lucite, a UK acrylics maker, by a Japanese materials group in the latest example of Beijing
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New cooker uses trash to feed poor

April 6, 2009
Kenya''s huge and squalid slums don''t have much of anything, except mountains of trash that fill rivers and muddy streets, breeding disease. According to Reuters, now Kenyan designers have built
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