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Ellen Kullman

  • Oct 28- DuPont said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together after higher operating margins in five of its seven units helped the company report a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its agriculture, nutrition and health, and industrial biosciences...

  • Oct 28- DuPont's third-quarter profit scraped past the average analyst estimate as the company's cost-cutting efforts helped to boost operating margins in five of its seven businesses. DuPont has unveiled plans to cut $1 billion in annual costs by 2019. The company is also spinning off its performance chemicals business, which makes materials such as...

  • DuPont reports increase in third quarter earnings Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    The Wilmington, Delaware- based science and chemicals company reported net income of $433 million, or 47 cents per share, up from $285 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Removing one-time charges related to pension costs and the spinoff of DuPont's performance chemicals unit, earnings were 54 cents per share, up from 45 cents per share last year and...

  • July 22- DuPont, the world's second-largest seed maker, said its agriculture business would not improve in the current quarter as it struggles to cope with farmers' preference for soybean rather than corn, the mainstay of the business.

  • July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast weaker-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter after weak agriculture sales constrained both profit and revenue. DuPont forecast operating earnings of $1.25- $1.35 per share for the second half of the year, and said it expected to realize 40 percent of those earnings in the third quarter.

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  • Ellen Kullman, Dupont chairman and CEO, is focused on 3 strategic priorities for the company including the science of extending leadership in agriculture and nutrition, strengthening its advance materials portfolio, and building out industrial bio-science. Agriculture is the one consistent thing around the world going strong, Kullman adds.

  • Oct 23- DuPont slashed its earnings forecast, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and announced 1,500 job cuts on Tuesday, signs that demand for the chemical company's lucrative paint and solar products is slipping around the world. Shares of DuPont, a component of the Dow Jones industrial average, fell more than 9 percent in midday trading.

  • America’s Best Dressed CEOs Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    When Dress For Success came out in 1975, it set rigid rules for executive attire: The “proper” colors for a suit were blue, gray and beige; the most “authoritative” suit was a dark pinstripe; and the “most acceptable” dress shirt was white or solid colors. (No dresses here; The Women’s Dress For Success Book didn’t come out until 1977.)Today, there are no rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. The proper colors are ones that work with your coloring, the most aut

    These days there are no dress-for-success rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. Here are the CEOs who have it down pat.