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January 5, 2015 11:15 am
University of Utah
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.
December 29, 2014 2:53 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
By all indicators, manufacturing in the U.S. has been on the upswing and is expected to keep building momentum into the next year. In the world of food packaging manufacturing, how do you make sure you’re not just riding that wave of growth but also capitalizing on emerging trends?
December 29, 2014 11:07 am
JEFF AMY, Associated Press
The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on. American Specialty Alloys had promised to announce a site and a financing plan by the end of the year. The company now plans to publicly name a site in the first three months of 2015.
December 29, 2014 9:49 am
JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press
Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change. In his last speech before Congress adjourned, the senator warned that 2014 is on track to be the hottest year on record.
December 29, 2014 9:59 am
Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville. But two years ago, the EPA named the 9 acres beneath and immediately around the former CTS Corp. factory among the nation's worst abandoned hazardous waste sites.
December 22, 2014 2:54 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor,
If 2014 could be summed up in one word for American chemical manufacturers, it would be—momentum. The impact of shale, growth in end-use markets, and economic recovery in countries around the globe will drive further growth in the coming years.
December 22, 2014 4:33 pm
Meagan Parrish, editor,
What trends will impact manufacturers in 2015? We've put together a Q&A for some of the industy's top experts. Here's what Cliff Waldman, director of economic studies of MAPI Foundation—a research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation—had to say. 
December 22, 2014 9:13 am
DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press
Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety officials credit changes they've made since the Upper Big Branch disaster in April 2010.
December 22, 2014 9:24 am
Associated Press
The Obama administration recently ended a six-year effort to set standards for waste generate from coal that began after a massive spill of ash that contains toxins at a Tennessee power plant in 2008. Here is a look at three of the largest coal ash spills in the U.S.
December 19, 2014 3:38 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
Daniel Goff, of Illinois’ Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, understands some of his home state’s perception issues as he works to bring more manufacturing to the region. However, he also understands many of the benefits that numerous global companies have realized in opening new production, distribution and sales offices in the Land of Lincoln.
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