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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A New Jersey-based medical technology company says it will invest $60 million over four years to expand and upgrade its Columbus plant. BD Inc. said Tuesday it will install plastic injections systems that will make the plant its "flagship plastic molding manufacturing facility" for domestic and export customers. The company...

San Francisco Chronicle

 •  November 13, 2012

Big oil took a small but significant hit Tuesday when Bay Area motorists began filling up their gas tanks with algae, becoming the first private citizens in the world to use a domestically grown product that could revolutionize the fuel industry.
The first alternative fuel made from algae went on sale at four Bay Area gas stations in what ...

San Francisco Chronicle

 •  September 2, 2010

Plastic bags will remain in grocery stores and unloaded handguns can still be brought into Starbucks, but from now on shoppers might know what kind of animal fur was used in their new coat.
The Legislature failed to approve bans on single-use plastic bags and the open carrying of guns as the two-year legislative session came to a close Tuesday ...