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Dow Chemical and Olin Corporation sign $5 billion deal for chlorine business
Dow Chemical Company has agreed to a $5 billion deal for its chlorine business unit with Olin Corporation. Dow Chemical management had earlier revealed its plan to exit low margin business segments.
Massive $5 billion industry shake-up: Dow sells off its chlorine business to ...  State Column
Dow Chemical sells chlorine business to Olin Corporation for $5 billion  Uncover California
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'This is not right': Former SeaWorld trainer recalls killer whale treatment
Trained killer whales appear at Shamu Stadium, SeaWorld, San Diego, California. Photograph: Image Broker/REX. Richard Luscombe in Miami.
SeaWorld debate flares: Are families souring on orca shows? (+video)  Christian Science Monitor
'Ask SeaWorld' ad campaign draws criticism  WTSP 10 News
Pressured by low cost gas, nation's largest nuke firm desires to say it's green _ ...
A significant player in the troubled nuclear energy business is attempting to modify the guidelines of the power game. Exelon Corp.
Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play for Green Money  ABC News
Seattle will no longer fund travel to Indiana
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Seattle Mayor Prohibits City Employees From Traveling to Indiana  ABC News
Seattle, San Francisco mayors join in boycott of Indiana more than RFRA  Chicago Daily News
Intel's Rumored Acquisition Of Altera Could Protect Its Massive Monopoly In ...
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that chipmaking giant Intel is in talks to buy Altera. If this deal goes through, it'll be one of the largest deals Intel has ever made - Altera's market cap stood at $13.36 billion when markets closed on Friday.
Altera: The Intel Buyout  Seeking Alpha (registration)
Intel is said to be in talks to acquire chipmaker Altera  The Australian Financial Review
Regulating payday loans is tougher than it sounds
This week, President Obama was in Birmingham, and had some words about payday loan places. This industry seems to be under attack, so why don't they just reduce their rates to more reasonable levels?
OUR VIEW: Payday loans still an issue  Gadsden Times
Pastor recognized by President Obama hopes people take note of payday dangers  WTVM
Stock of Local Interest: Kraft soars on Heinz merger
The announcement of Kraft Foods' intention to merge with Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz sent the stock soaring 44 percent last week to a Friday close of $89.10 per share.
Kraft was global, then it wasn't. Now it tries again  Arab News
Steelers: So What's the Deal with Heinz Field?  Still Curtain
A 'sobering' week for stocks
U.S. equities capped their worst week since January, with the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index clinging to a ninth straight quarterly advance even as equities endured a run of futility not seen in 20 years.
Biotech 'bubble' talk sees US stocks slide  Taipei Times
Stocks end worst week since January as advance stalls  InvestmentNews
Farms Asked to Breed Cows With No Horns
A HORNLESS COW stands in a dairy barn at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., in January. Fair Oaks, one of the nation's largest dairy farms with 36,000 cows, is phasing out the use of milk cows with horns - unruly cows can be hazardous because they can ...
Dairy farms asked to consider breeding no-horn cows  Washington Times
Farmers Asked to Breed No-Horn Cows  KGAN TV
State jobless rate edges down to 5.5%
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued a slow decline in February, dropping to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in January, the U.S.
Vt. unemployment rate hits 8-year low  Rutland Herald
Local, state unemployment down  The Killeen Daily Herald