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  • EPA already regulates pesticide safety under a different law that gives the agency authority to place restrictions on when and where spraying can occur. The current EPA rule was put in place after a lawsuit was filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen. A federal appeals court agreed in 2009, forcing EPA to start requiring the permits.

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  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks rose for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as investors went on a late buying spree. Technology companies like TurboTax maker Intuit and materials companies including industrial gas company Praxair made some of the biggest gains. Officials discussed steps for shrinking the central bank's $4.5 trillion in bond holdings and Wall...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The Energy Department has said no workers were injured and no airborne radiation escaped into the environment as a result of the...

  • *Clariant CEO takes chairman role, Peter Huntsman CEO job. ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of about $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing...

  • May 22- Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Monday, helped by higher oil prices and as defense stocks rose after a $110 billion arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia. President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend, on his first foreign trip since taking office and one that the White House hopes will shift the focus away...

  • Huntsman CEO: Now is the opportune time for Clariant tie-up

    Peter Huntsman, Huntsman CEO, discusses the news that his company will merge with Clariant in a $14 billion deal.

  • May 22- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as a rise in oil prices offset concerns regarding ongoing political turmoil in the United States. President Donald Trump's firing of a former FBI head and reports of his administration's links to Russia, including on a federal investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump's...

  • *Clariant CEO takes chairman role, Peter Huntsman CEO job. ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Swiss Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of over than $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing market...

  • Chemical groups Huntsman, Clariant in $14 billion merger

  • ZURICH/ FRANKFURT, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, they said on Monday, after years of tentative mutual approaches. European businesses have particularly suffered, losing market share to rivals in Asia, where demand is growing faster, or...

  • GENEVA— Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and Texas' Huntsman Corp. will attempt to join and create a company with a market value of $13.8 billion, the latest proposed deal in a chemicals industry that is seeking to consolidate rapidly. If approved, Clariant shareholders would own 52 percent of the company and Huntsman shareholders would own 48 percent.

  • ZURICH, May 22- U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG said on Monday they are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion. The deal, which the companies called a "merger of equals", creates a global specialty chemical company with approximately $20 billion enterprise value, Clariant said in a...

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal would combine Clariant, a Muttenz, Switzerland- based maker of aircraft de-icing fluids, pesticide ingredients and plastic coloring, with Woodlands,...

  • May 21- Hunstman Corp and Clariant AG are set to announce their merger on Monday, creating a chemical manufacturer with a market value of more than $14 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday, citing sources, that Clariant shareholders stood to own about 52 percent of the combined company...

  • May 20- U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies signed tens of billions of dollars of business deals on Saturday as Riyadh sought help to develop its economy beyond oil during a visit by President Donald Trump. --GE said it signed $15 billion of business deals with Saudi Arabia, involving almost $7 billion of goods and services from GE itself. --Exxon Mobil and Saudi Basic...

  • Cramer Remix: What the success of these fast food stocks isn’t showing

    Jim Cramer noted that a few burger chains’ success isn’t a full picture on the stay-at-home economy.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer noted that a few burger chains’ success isn’t a full picture on the stay-at-home economy.

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- The European Commission will propose extending by 10 years its approval for weed-killer glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. A transatlantic row over possible risks to human health has prompted investigations by congressional committees in the United States, and in Europe has forced a delay to a...