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  • FRANKFURT, March 22- With rivals joining forces all around, Germany's BASF has been eyeing a surprise foray into generic pesticides, although the issue is on hold while it looks to snap up assets being spun off in those mergers. BASF is the only player left among the top six in a global seeds and pesticides market worth over $100 billion that has not paired up with a...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Industrial paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel has rejected a second unsolicited takeover bid from U.S. company PPG Industries worth 22.4 billion euros. AkzoNobel CEO Ton Buechner said in a statement Wednesday that the bid "significantly fails to recognize the value of AkzoNobel" and is not in the interest of the company, its...

  • SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after samples of a type of pot were found to contain a level of pesticide residue above the state limit. The Blue Magoo marijuana was sold at Buds 4 U in Mapleton, a community 45 miles west of Eugene, The Capital Press reported. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission...

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ FutureFuel Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $18.7 million. The Clayton, Missouri- based company said it had profit of 43 cents per share. FutureFuel shares have fallen almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HELSINKI, March 15- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded on Wednesday, potentially paving the way for its license renewal in the EU. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional...

  • HELSINKI, March 15- Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, should not be classified as a substance causing cancer, the European Chemical Agency concluded on Wednesday, possibly paving the way for its licence renewal in the EU. Contradictory findings on carcinogenic risks have been disputed by European Union and U.S. politicians,...

  • Bottles of Roundup weed killer move along the production line at the herbicide manufacturing facility operated by Monsanto.

    Federal court in San Francisco unsealed documents, raising fears that the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup might cause cancer.

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ Synalloy Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.4 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had a loss of 17 cents. Synalloy shares have decreased slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • **U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **German engineering...

  • **U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **German engineering...

  • **Investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, in the latest sign of interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension...

  • **Investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, in the latest sign of interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension...

  • **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension funds have agreed to partner with LOGOS, a real estate logistics operator, to invest in warehouses in Singapore and Indonesia. **Bahrain- based Investcorp said on Sunday Abu Dhabi state...

  • **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension funds have agreed to partner with LOGOS, a real estate logistics operator, to invest in warehouses in Singapore and Indonesia. **Bahrain- based Investcorp said on Sunday Abu Dhabi state...

  • March 10- Oil refiners shelled out a record over $2 billion to meet U.S. biofuels requirements in 2016, a 70 percent surge that helps fuel a growing debate over who should shoulder the costs for meeting environmental regulations. A Reuters review of regulatory filings from ten refiners, including Valero Energy Corp and CVR Energy Inc, showed that they paid $2.22...

  • CB&I’s Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana

    The US is in the early stages of a manufacturing renaissance, thanks to cheap and plentiful natural gas.

  • FRANKFURT, March 9- German drugs and lab supplies maker Merck KGaA forecast stagnant earnings for 2017 as it spends more on developing a cancer drug it hopes will revive the fortunes of its pharmaceuticals division. However, getting avelumab approved for use against newly diagnosed lung tumors, the most common cause of cancer-related deaths, has proven to be...

  • *Part of $29 bln plan to upgrade refining complexes. BEIJING, March 9- Sinopec Corp plans to boost investment in fine chemicals at its Maoming-Zhanjiang refining base in southern China alongside partners like Germany's BASF, a senior executive said in an interview on Thursday. Sinopec, China's largest refiner and petrochemicals producer, is taking the lead in...

  • Akzo Nobel NV, the Dutch paints and coatings maker, said it has rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from U.S. rival PPG Industries Inc

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