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Twinkies showdown another blow to unions 

Twinkies are coming back—but under a new management that vows to use nonunion workers.Five months after Hostess shut down over a standoff with its unions, the restructured company expects to put its snacks back on store shelves by summer. Continue reading

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Technological Advances in Coal-fired Power Plants Revive Interest in Steam Turbines in Asia-Pacific, Finds Frost & Sullivan

- Greater clarity on carbon tax policies required for setting up more coal-fired power plants and thereby, uptake of steam turbines SINGAPORE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Rising electricity dem… Continue reading

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Analysis: U.S. companies plan to spend, a boost for the economy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Continue reading

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U.S. companies plan to spend, a boost for the economy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies' capital spending plans are holding up, and mostly exceeding Wall Street forecasts, in the face of policy concerns created by arguments in Washington over the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and now automatic spending cuts. Continue reading

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Meat Scandal: Call For EU Tests On Beef

A Sky News/YouGov poll reveals changing shopping habits as processing plants are raided and an escalation of DNA tests is planned. Continue reading

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EDF may bring Chinese partner to UK nuclear deal – report

PARIS (Reuters) – France's power group EDF is in partnership talks with China's state-owned Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding to build nuclear power plants in Britain, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday. The deal could replace EDF's partnership with British utility Centrica for new plants in the country and ease doubts about whether the French company has enough funds for its nuclear ambitions in Britain, the paper said, citing people familiar with the matter. .. Continue reading

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South Korea says IEA wants its nuclear sector to be more transparent

SEOUL (Reuters) – The International Energy Agency (IEA) wants South Korea to bring more transparency to its nuclear power sector and strengthen the independence of regulators to increase trust in the safety of its plants, the economy ministry said on Friday. The agency, which advises industrialized nations and represents 28 oil importing countries, was due later on Friday to unveil a report on South Korea’s energy policies for the first time since 2006 Continue reading

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Mediation talks between Hostess, union fail

Hostess Brands said Tuesday night that mediation with its bakers union has failed.  According to reports, the company will continue down the path of shuttering its plants and selling off all its assets — including the iconic Twinkies brand. Continue reading

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Ford closing 3 European plants, cutting 6,000 jobs

Its European losses likely to be significantly worse than originally forecast, Ford will close or sharply cut back operations at three of its European plants as part of a major restructuring meant to cope with the continent’s economic woes and the collapse of the European automotive market. Continue reading

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Dow Chemical layoffs announced prematurely

Dow Chemical Co., the largest chemical maker in the United States, said on Tuesday it plans to cut 5 percent of its workforce and shutter 20 plants as part of a restructuring program aimed at countering a slow global economy. Continue reading

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