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A DuPont logo is pictured on the research center in Meyrin near Geneva August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A DuPont logo is pictured on the research center in Meyrin near Geneva August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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A worker walks out of the Whirlpool plant at the end of his shift in Evansville, Indiana in this November 23, 2009, file photo. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files

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