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FDA: Fungicide In Orange Juice Is Not A Health Risk

The Food and Drug Administration is stepping up testing of orange juice after finding traces of a chemical fungicide that is not approved for use in the United States. Regulators are holding 13 shipments of imported juice at ports until tests are completed. Even so, officials say the fungicide residue does not present a public health threat.
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Thieves Find Big Money In Stolen Plastic

Four men were arrested in Los Angeles this week with $250,000 worth of stolen plastic pallets, milk crates and bread baskets piled high in a warehouse. The warehouse also held a big industrial plastic grinder. Authorities say plastic sells for up to a dollar a pound.
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Royal Bank Of Scotland To Cut 3,500 Jobs

Over the next three years, RBS will cut 3,500 jobs. That's in addition to more than 30,000 layoffs that happened over the last two years. In the U.S., RBS runs Citizens Bank with branches in about a dozen states.
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Luxury Tractor Makes Debut At Detroit Auto Show

Craftsman's CTX is fast, powerful and loaded with automobile-inspired features, including cup holders. The company hopes its new line of riding lawn mowers will appeal to consumers of luxury vehicles.
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Project's Promise Of Jobs Has Appalachia Seeing Stars

Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are waiting to hear which state Shell Oil will pick to host a huge new chemical refinery. The project would turn ethane gas, produced through "fracking," into ethylene, which is used to make plastics. The venture could be the biggest investment in the region in decades.
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Critics See 'Disaster' In Expansion Of Domain Names

The agency that governs domain categories like .org and .com is forging ahead with plans to sell new names despite some vocal opposition from regulators. For a registration fee of $185,000, applicants could register a suffix like .music or .Nabisco. But that could lead to problems, opponents say.

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