Tronox finally acquires Cristal titanium dioxide business

An undated file photo of workers at a Cristal plant in Ashtabula, Ohio, which federal regulators have pressed Cristal to divest as a condition to its proposed sale to Stamford, Conn.-based Tronox. An undated file photo of workers at a Cristal plant in Ashtabula, Ohio, which federal regulators have pressed Cristal to divest as a condition to its proposed sale to Stamford, Conn.-based Tronox. An undated file photo of workers at a Cristal plant in Ashtabula, Ohio, which federal regulators have pressed Cristal to divest as a condition to its proposed sale to Stamford, Conn.-based Tronox. An undated file photo of workers at a Cristal plant in Ashtabula, Ohio, which federal regulators have pressed Cristal to divest as a condition to its proposed sale to Stamford, Conn.-based Tronox. STAMFORD — Chemicals and minerals maker Tronox has completed its $1.7 billion acquisition of the titanium dioxide business of Saudi Arabian firm Cristal, after settling a 16-month legal dispute with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The FTC had litigated since December 2017 to block the deal between the previously rival firms, arguing that it would reduce competition in the market for titanium dioxide, a...

Much like watching those strangely addictive pimple-popping videos from Dr. Pimple Popper, peeling your flaking, sunburned

Much like watching those strangely addictive pimple-popping videos from Dr. Pimple Popper, peeling your flaking, sunburned skin can be incredibly entertaining. Is it a bit nasty? Sure. But for whatever reason, once you start peeling a sunburn, it’s difficult to stop until the dry skin is all gone. Peeling a sunburn “can provide psychological satisfaction. Some find it relaxing and even soothing, almost like scratching an itch,” explains Sonia Batra, MD, a dermatologist and co-host of the television show The Doctors. But your skin doesn’t find it nearly so satisfying. Peeling seems incredibly harmless-hey, you’re just tidying things up-but you really need to resist the urge, says Shari Lipner, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of clinical dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. “You’re going to further damage the skin and make yourself more vulnerable to infection,” she says. Here’s why. When you get a sunburn, your skin is damaged by that UV light that felt so good to sit in, run in, and party in. “There’s nothing good about getting those UV rays other than it feeling good. It doesn’t do anything good for your skin,” says Dr. Lipner. “Peeling is a sign th...