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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, March 4

2:58 PM MST | March 4, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

The U.S. House and Senate have both introduced bills extending the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS.

Earnings rose at North American commodity and specialty firms, and leading European producers.

BASF has put the majority of its fertilizers business up for sale.

On CW's blog, Chem Ideas, Celanese's Michael Stubblefield discusses how to incorporate sustainability into product development processes.

Around the Web:

U.S. private sector job growth accelerated last month, in The New York Times.

A study finds that Americans have twice as much bisephenol-A in their bodies as Canadians, though it's unclear why, USA Today reports.

A blogger in The Economist takes a look at a paper on how language influences the outcomes of climate change polling.

The EU Climate Commission says that the current carbon price isn't high enough to encourage clean energy investment, Bloomberg reports.

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