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  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further on Tuesday from a seven-year high after sharply weaker oil and metals prices pulled down commodities stocks, although Credit Suisse rallied after naming a new chief executive. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • *Credit Suisse surges after naming new CEO. LONDON, March 10- European shares slipped further away from a recent seven-year high on Tuesday as a sharp decline in crude oil and metals prices hit commodities stocks, although a rally in Credit Suisse capped market losses. "Credit Suisse has had different issues throughout the years and someone with a diverse...

  • BOSTON, Feb 23- Activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group on Monday nominated its own chief executive and another candidate as independent directors for The Eastern Co, hoping to boost the value of its 5.2 percent stake in the manufacturing and industrial company. On Monday Barington nominated its founder James Mitarotonda, who currently sits on three...

  • Refinery strike widens to include largest U.S. refinery Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Members of the United Steelworkers Union and other supporting unions picket outside the BP refinery on February 10, 2015 in Whiting, Indiana.

    The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 16- Israel's main labour union threatened on Monday to shut Israel Chemicals main Dead Sea potash operations if the fertilizer and specialty chemicals maker does not revise a plan to cut jobs. ICL, which has exclusive permits to extract minerals from the Dead Sea, is one of the three largest suppliers of the crop nutrient potash to China, India and...

  • Feb 9- Canada's Uni-Select Inc said it would sell its U.S. auto parts distribution business to an affiliate of Icahn Enterprises LP for about $340 million. The deal includes nearly all the assets of Uni-Select USA Inc and Beck/Arnley Worldparts Inc and excludes Uni-Select's FinishMaster paint and coatings business. Uni-Select said it expected to incur an...

  • The acquisition vehicle, dubbed Quinpario Acquisition Corp 2, has so far outbid private equity firms, including American Securities LLC, in the auction for Royal Adhesives, the people said on Friday. Arsenal Capital Partners, the buyout firm that owns Royal Adhesives, may still decide to sell the company to American Securities or another bidder, the people added.

  • Feb 5- Specialty chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace& Co said it would split into two companies in a tax-free transaction to shareholders, driving up its shares by as much as 15 percent. W.R. Grace, which emerged from one of the longest U.S. bankruptcies in 2013, said the split would improve its strategic focus, simplify operations and allow for better use of capital.

  • UPDATE 1-Chemical maker W.R. Grace to split in two Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    Feb 5- Specialty chemical manufacturer W.R. Grace& Co said it would split into two companies to improve strategic focus, simplify operating structures and make better use of capital. W. R. Grace said one company, which is likely to have sales of about $1.8 billion, will consist of its businesses that make products used in the refining, petrochemical, personal care and...

  • Chemical maker WR Grace to split into two companies Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    Feb 5- Specialty chemicals maker W.R. Grace& Co said it would split into two public companies through a tax-free transaction to shareholders aimed at improving strategic focus, simplifying operating structures and making better use of capital. One company will consist of Grace's businesses that make products used in the refining, petrochemical, food,...

  • Feb 3- DuPont has interviewed activist investment firm Trian Fund Management LP's slate of directors, including its founder Nelson Peltz, according to people familiar with the matter, a step that could lead to a compromise with the chemical company over the composition of its board. Trian has put John Myers, Arthur Winkleblack, Robert Zatta and Peltz forward for...

  • Trian's Peltz escalates campaign to break up DuPont Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz stepped up his fight to break up the company, as his Trian Fund nominated himself and three other members to the board.

  • Jan 8- Activist investor Nelson Peltz, one of DuPont's largest shareholders, stepped up his fight to break up the industrial conglomerate, as his Trian Fund nominated himself and three other members to the board. Trian Fund Management L.P., which Peltz heads, said on Thursday that investment funds it manages own 24.3 million DuPont shares worth about $1.8 billion.

  • DuPont profit jumps as margins improve Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.

  • Clariant CFO: Repositioned for Higher Profitability   Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Clariant CFO: Repositioned for Higher Profitability

    Patrick Jany, CFO of Swiss specialty chemicals firm, Clariant, tells CNBC that the company had a good fourth quarter and are progressing on the operational side and their portfolio.

  • Cramer Interviews PPG Industries' CEO Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 6:42 PM ET

    Chuck Bunch, CEO of PPG Industries, speaks about his company's future prospects.

  • Despite Poor Economic News, PPG Eyes Bright Future Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    CEO Charles Bunch told Cramer he expects a "solid economic picture" going forward.

  • Is This a Defensive Stock That Actually Works? Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Find out why Cramer says it is.

  • Airgas CEO on Earnings Beat Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 7:03 PM ET

    Peter McCausland, CEO of Airgas, spoke with Cramer about the company's strong fourth-quarter results.

  • Halftime: Top 7 Plays on the Weak Dollar Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders highlight U.S. companies benefiting from pricing power that comes with a weak U.S. dollar.