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2005-08-17 13:33:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a preliminary decision, the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday ordered anti-dumping duties ranging from 24.62 to 60.29 percent on imports of orange juice from Brazil. The highest rate of 60.29 percent was ordered on shipments from Montecitrus Industria e Comercio Ltda, followed by Fischer Agroindustria at 31.04 percent, and Sucocitrico Cutrale at 24.62 percent, the Commerce Department said. All other companies will be subject to anti-dumping duties of...

2005-08-17 10:15:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday will issue a preliminary decision on its investigation into whether imports of Brazilian orange juice were sold at unfair prices below production costs. A department spokeswoman said it would make the anti-dumping duty announcement at about 1:30 p.m. EDT. Florida Citrus Mutual, the state's largest growers organization, asked the U.S. government on December 27 to impose anti-dumping duties on Brazilian imports of frozen...

2005-07-06 16:03:53

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - It will take at least 2 more years to halt an outbreak of citrus canker that already has forced Florida's commercial growers to destroy more than 5 percent of their trees, officials in the $9.1 billion industry said on Wednesday. Florida produces more than three-fourths of the United States' citrus fruit and its 10-year campaign to eradicate the disease suffered a devastating blow last year when a trio of hurricanes spread the canker-causing bacteria...

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2005-03-30 07:50:00

The fruit and its juice can trigger potentially dangerous consequences HealthDay News -- One day in 1989, a Canadian medical scientist, a former world-class runner, was noodling around in his laboratory when he made a stunning accidental discovery, one that is still reverberating today in the world of pharmacology. His totally unexpected finding: grapefruit juice interfered with the action of an important blood pressure drug. Dr. David Bailey, the first Canadian to run a four-minute mile,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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