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Dow loses appeal in price fixing case


October 1, 2014 11:10 am ET

The Reuters press agency reports that a federal appeals court in Denver has rejected Dow Chemical Co.'s attempt to overturn a $1.06 billion fine imposed after customers accused the firm of conspiring to fix the price of polyurethane chemicals in the ...

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Brown signs California's plastic bag ban into law


September 30, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made it official today: plastic bags are banned across the entire state of California.

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Welding equipment supplier Forward completes expansion


September 30, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Plastic welding equipment producer Forward Technology completed an expansion it predicts will help customers become more efficient and cut costs.

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Extreme Tool uses remote Michigan location to attract younger workers


September 30, 2014 3:47 pm ET

“I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being an old guy like me. But I do believe in the power of youth and reinvesting in training. The bottom line is we're preparing for the next 40 years, not the last 40."

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Teens put a cap on watery ketchup


September 30, 2014 1:57 pm ET

Whether you spell it ketchup or catsup, use it on burgers or fries, or prefer Heinz or Hunt's, there is one universal problem for the ages: That watery stuff that comes out of the bottle at the beginning of the pour.

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Toyoda Gosei pleads guilty, agrees to $26 million fine for price fixing


September 30, 2014 11:27 am ET

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $26 million fine for its alleged role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for parts sold to Japanese auto makers, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

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RJG buys UK training group G&A


September 30, 2014 11:10 am ET

G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.

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Sigma's Packworx center geared at helping customers solve problems


September 29, 2014 3:41 pm ET

Sigma Stretch Film has opened a training center to help customers find the best solution to using the packaging films.

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EEOC suing movable wall maker Hufcor


September 29, 2014 3:09 pm ET

Movable wall and partition maker Hufcor Inc. is facing a federal lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after violating federal law by allowing a female plastics worker to be sexually harassed for years and then retaliating...

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Early decision on 3-D motion technology goes to National Graphics


September 29, 2014 2:29 pm ET

Even without super powers, technology firm National Graphics Inc. has won a decision in a patent challenge vs. a rival company.

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