Materials industry

Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, second left, sits along with his team during a meeting with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, second right, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via AP)
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September 20, 2019 - 9:45 am
LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators agreed Friday to press on with talks in search of an elusive Brexit deal, as Ireland's deputy leader warned that the two sides remain far apart despite an improvement in the "mood music." After weeks spent demanding that Britain provide concrete...
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Marijuana weed
Trevor Hughes, Trevor Hughes-USA TODAY NETWORK
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September 19, 2019 - 11:20 am
The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high. Nine research grants announced Thursday are for work on CBD, the trendy ingredient showing up in cosmetics and foods, and...
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CORRECTS DATE PHOTO TAKEN - Lee Ho-hyeon, a director general for International Trade Policy at the Trade, Industry and Energy Ministry, speaks at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. South Korea has gone through with plans to drop Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade in a tit-for-tat reaction to a similar move by Tokyo to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
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September 17, 2019 - 11:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute. South Korea' trade ministry said Japan's removal from a 29-member "...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo Ford's employees work on a Ford Explorer line at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for August. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
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September 17, 2019 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output increased in August at a solid clip, reversing a sharp drop in July, as production of metals, machinery and chemicals all rose. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production climbed 0.5% last month, after a 0.4% drop in July. Despite the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, file photo, a guest takes a puff of a cannabis vape pen during a marijuana event in downtown Los Angeles. A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit, and potentially dangerous, marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market and possibly sickened dozens of people. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
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September 17, 2019 - 5:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California's cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit...
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Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, addresses a media conference next to an empty lectern intended for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after a meeting at the prime ministers office in Luxembourg, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
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September 16, 2019 - 11:01 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said after a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "there is a good chance" of a Brexit deal with the European Union. Johnson says "I can see the shape" of an...
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In this Thursday Aug. 15, 2019 photo, dairy farmer Fred Stone pauses while working in the milking room at his farm in Arundel, Maine. Fred Stone and his wife Laura, whose dairy farm is contaminated by toxic chemicals known collectively as PFAS, so-called "forever chemicals," have high PFAS levels in their blood. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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September 12, 2019 - 12:29 pm
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. But state inspectors ordered a halt to the...
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South Korea's senior trade official Yoo Myung-hee speaks during a briefing at a government complex in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. South Korea is filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightened export controls on key materials South Korean companies use to make computer chips and displays, accusing Tokyo of weaponizing trade to retaliate over political rows. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP)
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September 10, 2019 - 11:02 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said it will initiate a complaint Wednesday to the World Trade Organization over Japan's tightened export controls on key materials South Korean companies use to make computer chips and displays Seoul accused Tokyo of weaponizing trade to retaliate over...
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Environmental Protection Agency director Andrew Wheeler speaks about the release of the final report of the national Superfund Task Force, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Southside Community Park in Chattanooga, Tenn (Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)
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September 10, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mammals to test the toxicity of chemicals, a move backed by animal rights groups but criticized as irresponsible by a leading environmental organization. A directive signed Tuesday by EPA...
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In this image taken from U.S. Coast Guard video on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, a crew member of a capsized cargo ship is pulled from the vessel by Coast Guard rescuers off Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from the ship Monday, drilling into the hull's steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
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September 10, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four crew members trapped in the belly of an overturned cargo ship waited for nearly 36 hours in pitch darkness and oven-like heat, perched on pipes and railings above deep water before they were pulled to safety, coordinators of the rescues said Tuesday. The South Korean...
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