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  • Judge tosses $322M award in asbestos medical lawsuit

    A Mississippi judge has thrown out a $322 million lawsuit verdict that had been hailed as the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history.


  • RETURNING:Wendy Sherman is leaving the private sector for a return to the State Department, where she must distance herself from former clients. (Associated Press)

    Undersecretary nominee at State Department returns to revolving door

    For those seeking an example of the revolving door between government and the private sector at the State Department, one need look no further than President Obama's recent nominee for the position of undersecretary for political affairs.


  • Dow to pay $2.5 million for leaks at Michigan plant

    The Dow Chemical Company will pay $2.5 million to settle violations of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act at its chemical manufacturing and research complex in Midland, Mich., the Justice Department said Friday.


  • BOOK REVIEW: Toward reviving manufacturing

    "The business of America," Calvin Coolidge is often quoted as saying, "is business." Almost 30 years later, Charles Erwin Wilson famously observed, "What's good for General Motors is good for America." Mr. Wilson could be forgiven for thinking that, as he was chief executive of GM at the time.


  • An elderly survivor holds a poster of Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide Corp. at the time of the gas leak, as she waits for the verdict in the premises of Bhopal court in Bhopal, India, on June 7, 2010. The court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead more than a quarter century ago in the world's worst industrial disaster. (Associated Press)

    Indian court reopens Bhopal case

    India's highest court on Tuesday reopened the Bhopal gas-leak case in response to a government petition seeking harsher punishment for the former Union Carbide India Ltd. executives who were convicted in June of negligence in the 1984 accident.


  • An elderly survivor holds a poster of Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide Corp. at the time of the gas leak, as she waits for the verdict in the premises of Bhopal court in Bhopal, India, on June 7, 2010. The court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that left an estimated 15,000 people dead more than a quarter century ago in the world's worst industrial disaster. (Associated Press)

    U.S. e-mail on Bhopal rocks India's Parliament

    India's main opposition party is demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh explain a leaked e-mail from an American official that the party says shows the Obama administration is seeking to link U.S. investment in India to damages for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak.


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