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KMG Chemicals buys electronic chemicals unit

Specialty chemical maker KMG Chemicals Inc. will spend approximately $24.7 million to buy the electronic chemicals business of General Chemical Performance Products LLC. KMG said Friday the deal includes about $7 ... Read More

Coca-Cola to buy bottling unit

The Coca-Cola Company confirmed Thursday morning that it had agreed to acquire the North American operations of its largest bottler, reversing a 24-year-old strategy of keeping its bottling operations separate from ... Read More

Panel recommends annual flu vaccinations for all

A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had gradually been expanding its recommendation ... Read More

University of Missouri researchers detect cancer through laser-induced ultrasound

To determine if there is cancer in one’s lymph nodes, a typically advanced stage requiring more aggressive treatment, pathologists are stuck performing several specific, detailed tests that may or may not ... Read More

Yingli to supply 285-MW of PV modules to Gehrlicher Solar

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has signed a three-year framework agreement with Gehrlicher Solar AG, one of the leading PV system integrators in Europe. The three-year agreement provides Yingli Green ... Read More

Hefty parent Pactiv buys container-maker PWP

Hefty-brand trash bag maker Pactiv Corp. has bought a leading producer of disposable food containers, PWP Industries, for $200 million. Pactiv, a consumer packaging maker, said on Tuesday it expected the ... Read More

U.S. offers solar project a crucial loan guarantee

The United States Department of Energy offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee on Monday to a California company planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the Southern California desert. ... Read More

Kraft expansion to bring jobs to Missouri

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce says Kraft Foods Inc. plans to invest $9 million in two new manufacturing lines in the Springfield area. The company says the investment will bring ... Read More

Fuel cell vehicles to number 2.8 million by 2020

Sales of vehicles powered by fuel cells running on hydrogen will surge over the next 10 years, according to a report released Tuesday by Pike Research. By 2014 fuel cell vehicles ... Read More

IBM touts smarter buildings push

Big Blue announced Monday that it will team up with partners and customers to venture into the next phase of its Smarter Planet initiative: Smarter Buildings. The goal is to help ... Read More