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In Brief: Federal Microbeads Bill Advances; Avon Buyout Hoax? More

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 was approved via voice vote by the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee May14; Avon says it has not received a buyout offer from PTG Capital Partners despite a May 13 SEC filing from the firm indicating as much. More news in brief.

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