| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy a Dow Chemical Co. division for $500 million.
Grace is paying cash for Dow's Unipol polypropylene licensing and catalysts business, including a Louisiana manufacturing plant. Dow said...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of items found on supermarket shelves, such as shampoos, cleaning supplies, cosmetics and food packaging, could get chemical makeovers under new rules being put in force by California.
On Thursday, state toxic chemical...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A coalition of farmers is asking federal regulators to further scrutinize Monsanto Co.'s new soybean and cotton offerings, saying they could pose environmental threats to nearby crops.
The Indiana-based Save our Crops Coalition, a group of farmers who...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Maybe it was the type of day – a sultry summer afternoon with the sun peeking around thunderclouds.
Or maybe it was because I knew the area's back story – a place that hasn't changed much since colonial times, when the forboding swamp served...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Before there was the Mackinac Bridge, there was Line 5.
Line 5 — Enbridge’s 30-inch pipeline that transports oil across Wisconsin, through the Upper Peninsula and splits into two 20-inch pipes as it runs underneath the Straits of Mackinac....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:45 AM
ST. IGNACE — Across the Straits of Mackinac, two pipelines, called Line 5, lie.
Line 5 begins as a 30-inch pipe in Superior, Wis. It cuts across the Upper Peninsula, splitting into two 20-inch pipes to cross the Straits. After the Straits, it...
| May 26, 2013
A free trade agreement between the United States and China? Really? How would that work? We give them our intellectual property and they give us their political dissidents?
Loosening restrictions on trade and investment between the two justifiably...
| May 9, 2013
For decades, Americans have been told of the evils of importing energy. It sends our money abroad, the argument goes, makes us vulnerable to supply disruptions, strengthens our enemies and weakens the economy.
Now, though, the tide is turning....
| May 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Remember the 1980s? It was to be the decade of Japanese dominance. A post-Jimmy Carter America would be unable to compete with the efficient Japanese jobs machine. Aging technology, lazy management and high-cost labor would ensure America's rapid demise...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:11 AM
It seems to me that we should stop defining eras by presidents and begin defining them by the best and/or (possibly) most influential television show.
This is tricky territory because clearly we’re not about to use the most popular show of the...