Materials industry

This photo shows Clorox's stainless steel wipe container designed for use with Loop. The new shopping platform announced at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way people buy many products, from food to personal-care and home products. Loop would do away with disposable containers for some name-brand products, including some shampoos and laundry detergents. Instead, those products would be delivered in sleek, reusable containers that will be picked up at your door, washed and refilled. (Dara Rackley/TerraCycle via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 8:52 am
A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers for things like shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after China reported a surprise drop in exports to the U.S. last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 14, 2019 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world are down Monday after China reported a drop in exports in December. Fears about the health of China's economy and the global economy overall were a major contributor to the stock market's plunge in late 2018. Newmont Mining fell after agreeing to buy...
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FILE - This April 4, 2012, file photo shows the Newmont Gold Quarry pit in Battle Mountain, Nev. Newmont Mining will buy Canada’s Goldcorp in a deal valued at about $10 billion that would create the world’s biggest gold miner. (David B. Parker/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 6:29 am
DENVER (AP) — Newmont Mining will buy Canada's Goldcorp for $10 billion, creating the world's biggest gold miner. The combined company could log gold production of 6 million to 7 million ounces over a decade and recognize $100 million in annual pre-tax savings. Miners are consolidating as gold...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi speaks in an interview with The Associated Press at the headquarters of Iran's atomic energy agency, in Tehran, Iran. Salehi told Iranian state television on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 that the Islamic Republic has begun "preliminary activities for designing" a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment for its 50-year-old research reactor in Tehran, signaling new danger for the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
January 13, 2019 - 9:56 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran's nuclear program said the Islamic Republic has begun "preliminary activities for designing" a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment for its 50-year-old research reactor in Tehran, signaling new danger for the nuclear deal. The comment on state...
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A conventional beef burger, left, is seen Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, next to "The Impossible Burger", right, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it's ingredients. The ingredients of the Impossible Burger are clearly printed on the menu at Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Neb., where the meat and non-meat burgers are served. More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like meat. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 13, 2019 - 9:44 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska...
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January 12, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At least 19 miners were killed when a coal mine collapsed in northern China, the government said Sunday. Rescuers were looking for two miners who still are missing following the disaster Saturday in the northern city of Shenmu in Shaanxi province, the city government said in a...
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January 12, 2019 - 8:06 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A mining company truck has crashed into a minibus in northern Sweden, and Swedish media are reporting that six people have died and one person is injured in the crash. The Swedish mining company Kaunis Iron said one of its trucks crashed head-on with another vehicle north of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, a young girl mimics the pose of a Chinese Olympic athletes depicted in Coca-Cola advertising, at the Olympic green in Beijing. The International Life Science Institute, a group funded by the food industry, undermined China’s efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing the importance of physical activity rather than dietary restrictions, according to a new paper. The group sponsored obesity conferences on exercise science with speakers including Coke-funded researchers and a Coke executive. ILSI says it does not profess to have been perfect, but that it has adopted stricter guidelines. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
January 10, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — China's efforts to keep obesity in check have been undermined from the inside by the food industry, according to newly published research. A scholar of Chinese society at Harvard University traced how a group funded by Coca-Cola and other food companies enjoyed close ties to Chinese...
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FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2018, file photo Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leads a meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department in Washington. The heads of seven House committees are calling on Mnuchin to explain why the United States is easing sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 09, 2019 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) will brief House members on his department's decision to ease sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The classified briefing Thursday for all members of the House was confirmed by House Speaker Nancy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018, file photo, South Korean Lee Chun-sik, 94-year-old victim of forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II, sits on a wheelchair upon his arrival at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea. Lawyers for South Koreans forced into wartime labor have taken legal steps to seize the South Korean assets of a Japanese company they are trying to pressure into following a court ruling to provide them compensation. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
January 03, 2019 - 12:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lawyers for South Koreans forced into wartime labor have taken legal steps to seize the South Korean assets of a Japanese company they are trying to pressure into following a court ruling to provide them compensation. Lawyer Lim Jae-sung said Thursday the court in the city...
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