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  • CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. _ Quaker Chemical Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $11.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.24 per share. Quaker Chemical shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ Eastman Chemical Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $292 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.89 per share. Eastman Chemical shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 11 percent.

  • July 27- Chemical companies Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are seeing increased benefits in building sustainable "green" products, as they look for newer avenues of growth and build a stronger connection with millenials. A growing demand for healthy food and environment-friendly detergents was in part responsible for DuPont's better- than-expected...

  • July 27- Chemical companies Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are seeing increased benefits in building sustainable "green" products, as they look for newer avenues of growth and build a stronger connection with millenials. A growing demand for healthy food and environment-friendly detergents was in part responsible for DuPont's better- than-expected...

  • July 27- Price hikes and strong demand helped Dow Chemical Co beat Wall Street estimates in its last quarter before the chemicals giant merges with DuPont. The $130 billion Dow-DuPont merger is on track to close next month, after which the new company is likely to break up into three independent, publicly traded units. "We had broad-based price bump in the quarter...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Commission has conditionally approved the sale by DuPont of part of its crop protection business to FMC Corp. and DuPont's acquisition of FMC's health and nutrition business. The deals cleared Thursday help DuPont meet Commission requirements for DuPont's pending $62 billion merger with Dow Chemical. Dow Chemical is based in...

  • Dow Chemical CEO: This quarter was a 'grand slam' and I 'ain't done by a longshot

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares highlight from his interview with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.

  • July 27- Price hikes and strong demand for its products helped Dow Chemical Co beat Wall Street estimates in its last quarter before the chemicals giant merges with DuPont. Sales rose across geographies with a 17.6 percent rise in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa to $4.39 billion. In North America, its biggest market, sales increased 14 percent to $5.27...

  • July 27- Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan reported bigger-than-expected revenue on Thursday as it sold more potash at higher prices compared with a year earlier, marking a slow recovery in the oversupplied market. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based fertilizer producer's revenue rose 6.4 percent to $1.11 billion, beating the average estimate of $1.09...

  • July 27- Dow Chemical Co's results beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as the chemicals company raised prices of its products and cut costs. The company's operating earnings, which excluded some items, rose to $1.08 per share in the second quarter ended June 30, from 0.95 cents per share, a year earlier. Overall volume rose 3 percent, led by demand in the Middle...

  • MIDLAND, Mich.— Dow Chemical Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.32 billion. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Dow Chemical shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 11 percent.

  • LONDON— Royal Dutch Shell is planning for the day when demand for oil starts fading as major economies move away from oil and increasingly turn to electric-powered cars, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said Thursday. Van Beurden welcomed recent proposals to phase out passenger vehicles powered by fossil fuels in Britain and France, saying they are needed to...

  • MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Ferro Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $21 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON _ Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $25.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Houston- based company said it had net income of 81 cents. Kraton shares have climbed 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 26- South African explosives and chemicals company AECI is working on a number of acquisitions at home and abroad after building up a war chest of 6 billion rand, CEO Mark Dytor said on Wednesday. South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa's second biggest economy, slid into recession for the first time since 2009 in March and Dytor said the shrinking...

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • Six other senators- Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts- are co-sponsoring it. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a Republican from...

  • DuPont research scientists at work in a biobutanol molecular biology lab

    Chemicals and seeds company DuPont, which is merging with Dow Chemical, reported a 15.5 percent fall in quarterly profit on higher costs.