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  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 30 or. 6 percent, to $50.90. DuPont Co. fell$. 37 or. 6 percent, to $64.67.

  • Korean firm to pay $2M to settle case in Virginia Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— A South Korean chemical company has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a criminal complaint alleging attempted theft of a competitor's trade secrets. The complaint against Toray Chemical Korea Inc. was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Richmond.

  • July 8- California regulators violated the law by approving expanded use of pesticides that have been shown to hurt honeybees needed for pollinating key American crops, according to a lawsuit filed against the state by environmental groups on Tuesday.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $51.03. DuPont Co. fell$. 31 or. 5 percent, to $65.33.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 54 or 1.1 percent, to $50.69. DuPont Co. fell$. 62 or. 9 percent, to $65.02.

  • *Shipping sector under pressure to use fuels with lower emissions. SINGAPORE, July 7- Methanol, a fuel used to power light aircraft and racing cars, is being tried out as alternative for ships, highlighting its potential in an industry under pressure to cut emissions.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 53 or 1.0 percent, to $52.05. DuPont Co. rose$. 44 or. 7 percent, to $65.80.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 53 or 1.0 percent, to $52.05. DuPont Co. rose$. 48 or. 7 percent, to $65.84.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 44 or. 9 percent, to $51.96. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $65.68.

  • BEIJING, July 3- Chinese petrochemical imports have become the latest commodity financing tool to come under investigation for possible fraud, highlighting the risks from the widespread use of raw materials as collateral to raise loans and skirt credit restrictions.

  • US manufacturers expanded in June but more slowly Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. manufacturing grew in June for the 13th straight month. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its manufacturing index dipped to 55.3 in June from 55.4 in May. Last week, the Commerce Department reported that orders for U.S. durable goods fell 1 percent in May, dragged down by a drop in demand for military equipment.

  • *Solvay boosts European chemicals sector. LONDON, June 30- European equities steadied on Monday, as gains in chemicals companies led by the Belgian group Solvay were offset by weaker travel stocks after a ratings downgrade caused easyJet shares to slump. European chemicals shares rose 0.6 percent, boosted by Solvay.

  • *Deal comes after Sherwin-Williams's failed deal for Comex. June 30- Paints maker Consorcio Comex SA de CV agreed to be acquired by chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc for $2.3 billion, after the Mexican company's deal with U.S. rival Sherwin-Williams Co fell through earlier this year.

  • June 30- Coatings maker PPG Industries Inc said it would buy Mexico- based Consorcio Comex SA de CV, an architectural and industrial coatings company, for $2.3 billion.

  • Chemical distributor Univar files for IPO Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    June 27- Univar Inc, the largest chemical distributor in North America, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.

  • June 26- Chemicals maker DuPont cut its operating profit forecast for the second quarter and the full year, saying sales in its agriculture and performance chemicals units increased at a slower pace than it had expected. DuPont has been focusing on its agriculture business, its biggest, for the past few quarters.

  • U.S. retailers look to limit pesticides to help honeybees Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    June 25- Home Depot and other U.S. companies are working to eliminate or limit use of a type of pesticide suspected of helping cause dramatic declines in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, officials said on Wednesday.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report that the Swiss crop chemical maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co to create the world's largest agrochemical company.

  • *Syngenta declines to comment on report of Monsanto talks. ZURICH, June 24- Syngenta's shares jumped on Tuesday after a media report the Swiss crop chemicals maker had been in talks about a $40 billion takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto Co. to create the world's largest agrochemicals company.

  • *Seifi Ghasemi to replace John McGlade. June 18- Industrial gas producer Air Products& Chemicals Inc named Seifi Ghasemi chief executive, amid pressure from Bill Ackman to overhaul its management, sending its shares up 8 percent to a life-high.