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A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’

The chemical class known as PFAS became popular in the US around the 1940s when manufacturing companies realised they resist heat, grease, stains, and water. Today, PFAS are considered toxic and have been linked to cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, and developmental issues. At a congressional hearing on July 24, […]
A scientist who worked at a company that’s being sued over dumping ‘forever chemicals’ warns the toxins ‘stay in your blood and don’t leave’
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15 Companies That Originally Sold Something Completely Different From What Made Them Famous

[credit provider=”Ali_ayers via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ali_ayers/4300910075/”] Some companies find their niche and stick to it. Others, though, have to adapt to changing markets in order to thrive. Here’s a look at some companies that switched industries at some point in their histories, usually for the better. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”avon-once-sold-books-1″ title=”Avon once […]
15 Companies That Originally Sold Something Completely Different From What Made Them Famous
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Yet Another Mega-Company Says The Solar Market Is Crashing

[credit provider=”@Divinity_Rising” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Divinity_Rising”] After GE and Siemens, a third major industrial powerhouse has warned the solar energy market is floundering.DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said on the company’s Q3 earnings call this week that overcapacity will cause sales growth in the photovoltaic market to flatline next year.
Yet Another Mega-Company Says The Solar Market Is Crashing
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A Chinese Government-Owned Firm Has Been Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets From DuPont

[credit provider=”DuPont” url=”http://www2.dupont.com/Media_Room/en_US/materials/visuals/visuals.html”] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Wednesday significantly expanded a long-running trade secrets case when they unsealed an indictment that accuses a company owned by the Chinese government of conspiring with a California couple to steal trade secrets from DuPont Co.The indictment unsealed in San Francisco […]
A Chinese Government-Owned Firm Has Been Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets From DuPont
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Weak Revenue Growth Weighs On Afternoon Trading, Continues Sluggish Earnings Season

[credit provider=”fadingfreckles/flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5971721048/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] During three hours before the opening bell rang this morning, more than a dozen major corporates announced quarterly results, including five Dow Jones Industrial Average components.While most of the companies reporting this morning beat, revenue growth remained weak.
Weak Revenue Growth Weighs On Afternoon Trading, Continues Sluggish Earnings Season
Markets

Uh Oh, A Major Bellwether Just Cut 2011 Guidance

[credit provider=”flickr:ha-wee” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawee/4788925133/”] Bellwether E.I. DuPont announced it was cutting its full-year 2011 guidance to $3.87 to $3.95, or 2.5%, this morning. The company had previously forecast earnings of $3.97 to $4.05 while analysts were expecting results of $4.04 in the year.DuPont has business lines across a dozen industries, including […]
Uh Oh, A Major Bellwether Just Cut 2011 Guidance