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  • 50 years at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    YORK — Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare. She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at...
  • Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88

     Alexander Shulgin, chemist behind MDMA, dies at 88
    Biochemist Alexander Shulgin accidentally discovered one of the most famous and infamous party drugs of the 1980s. He synthesized a compound called MDMA in 1976 in his backyard laboratory and, as was his tradition, tried it out on himself. "First...
  • Dow hires bank to sell Angus Chemical in Buffalo Grove

    Dow hires bank to sell Angus Chemical in Buffalo Grove
    Dow Chemical Co. has kicked off processes to sell two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries that could fetch close to $2 billion combined, according to people familiar with the matter, part of its effort to divest several billion dollars worth of non-...
  • Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
  • A Visit To Ledyard's Land Of Boulders And An Ancient Pine Swamp

    A Visit To Ledyard's Land Of Boulders And An Ancient Pine Swamp
    Maybe it was the type of day – a sultry summer afternoon with the sun peeking around thunderclouds. Or maybe it was because I knew the area's back story – a place that hasn't changed much since colonial times, when the forboding swamp served...
  • California to review toxic substances in consumer products

    California to review toxic substances in consumer products
    SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of items found on supermarket shelves, such as shampoos, cleaning supplies, cosmetics and food packaging, could get chemical makeovers under new rules being put in force by California. On Thursday, state toxic chemical...
  • TIC Gums expands in Harford County

    TIC Gums expands in Harford County
    TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry. It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of...
  • Grace buys Dow polypropylene division for $500M

    Grace buys Dow polypropylene division for $500M
    Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy a Dow Chemical Co. division for $500 million. Grace is paying cash for Dow's Unipol polypropylene licensing and catalysts business, including a Louisiana manufacturing plant. Dow said...
  • Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

    July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday: ** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
  • Grace settles final appeal to its reorganization plan

    Grace settles final appeal to its reorganization plan
    Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. cleared the last major hurdle Monday to its exit from nearly 13 years of bankruptcy protection, settling the final remaining appeal to its reorganization plan. The chemical maker said in a U.S. Securities and Exchange...
  • Under Armour goes for Olympic gold

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold
    When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada. The Olympic sponsorships —...