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  • April 17- Chemicals maker DuPont reported a 57 percent fall in first-quarter net income due to the sale of its performance coating business, which added almost $2 billion to earnings in the year-earlier quarter.

  • April 16- Chemtura Corp plans to sell its agrochemicals business to Platform Specialty Products Corp for about $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Chemtura's agrochemicals unit sells chemicals-based products such as insecticides and growth regulators.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 93 or 2.0 percent, to $48.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 82 or 1.2 percent, to $67.72.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $48.10. DuPont Co. rose$. 78 or 1.2 percent, to $67.68.

  • Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    WEST, Texas— Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $47.80. DuPont Co. rose$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $67.36.

  • ZURICH, April 16- Syngenta AG, the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, expects weak emerging markets currencies to have a bigger hit on full-year earnings than previously assumed, it said on Wednesday, as it posted higher first-quarter sales.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $47.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 50 or. 8 percent, to $66.59.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 71 or 1.5 percent, to $47.66. DuPont Co. rose$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $66.65.

  • Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    The North Dakota Republican said BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him over the weekend that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to North Dakota producers faster."

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $47.30. DuPont Co. rose$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $66.47.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:54 p.m. EDT Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    Ga. parents say GM knew of key-system defect in daughter's car; say defect caused crash Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent and black box batteries dying Month-long mystery of Flight 370 wears on some air travelers, though others have' no fear' Leak in crude oil pipe blamed for dangerous levels of benzene in Chinese city Is tech sell-off a quick-passing storm or glimmer of gloom looming on stock market's horizon?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:43 a.m. EDT Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    With no new signals and black box batteries dying, Aussie PM says jet hunt will take long time Month-long mystery of Flight 370 wears on some air travelers, though others have' no fear' Leak in crude oil pipe blamed for dangerous levels of benzene in Chinese city Is tech sell-off a quick-passing storm or glimmer of gloom looming on stock market's horizon?

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $47.38. DuPont Co. fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $66.23.

  • Feds: Pipe tear caused 2009 oil refinery blast Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $48.84. DuPont Co. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $67.43.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 90 or 1.9 percent, to $48.97. DuPont Co. rose$. 73 or 1.1 percent, to $67.52.

  • *China now looking at using fuel to make petrochemicals. BEIJING, April 10- A deal between China's top refiner Sinopec Corp and Phillips 66 could be a game changer that signals the United States is on track to become one of the top suppliers of liquefied petroleum gas to the world's second-biggest economy.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 50 or 1.0 percent, to $48.57. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $67.38.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $47.89. DuPont Co. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $66.62.

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