Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

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Firm Sues ADM Over Secret Fish Pigment Enzyme

A Maryland biotechnology company is suing Archer Daniels Midland Corp. for more than $300 million, alleging the agriculture giant was involved in a scheme to steal trade secrets.

In the suit, IGENE Biotechnology Inc. says the agribusiness giant in Decatur, Ill., stole an enzyme product that gives farm-raised trout and salmon a natural pinkish hue. The suit was filed Monday at federal court in Baltimore.

ADM, which filed its own patent infringement suit against IGENE on July 21, said IGENE was merely countersuing.

Associated Press

Pulitzer Unit Swaps Three Newspapers For 2 In State

Pulitzer Missouri Newspapers Inc. has acquired the Daily Press Leader in Farmington, Mo., and the Democrat News in Fredericktown, Mo., from American Publishing Co.

The Daily Press Leader has an average circulation of 5,131. The Democrat News is a weekly with an average circulation of 3,400.

In a swap of papers, Pulitzer transferred to American three of its community newspapers - the Daily Express in Newport, Vt.; the Daily Midway Driller in Taft, Calif.; and the Herald-Voice in Hazard, Ky.

Pulitzer Missouri Newspapers is a unit of Pulitzer Publishing Co., owner of the Post-Dispatch.

Post-Dispatch

NRC Team Inspecting Clinton Nuclear Plant

A team from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission began a special inspection of Illinois Power Corp.'s Clinton nuclear plant Wednesday after a malfunction in a cooling system.

Illinois Power was forced to delay the restart of the idled generating station after a circuit-breaker on its shutdown cooling system failed to work properly. The plant went off line last fall because of other problems.

The latest incident happened Tuesday, just one day after NRC announced a $110,000 fine against Illinois Power for inadequate inspection and maintenance of circuit breakers at the plant. …

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