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  • Chinese chemical company coming to Louisiana Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    VACHERIE, La.— A China- based company is opening a methanol manufacturing facility on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish that's expected to create 350 to 400 permanent jobs.

  • Chemical fumes sicken 139 people near Thai seaport Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Fumes from a chemical leak on a ship at a Thai seaport spread inland on Thursday, sickening 139 people, including schoolchildren, authorities said.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $51.90. DuPont Co. rose$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $64.91.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $51.90. DuPont Co. rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $64.78.

  • Faber Report: Albemarle to acquire Rockwood     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber outlines a coming $6.2 billion acquisition in the specialty chemicals industry. Jim Cramer says this company will be a "must own" for many portfolio managers.

  • *Albermale to pay $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 in stock. July 15- Chemicals maker Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc for $6.2 billion to tap the fast-growing demand for lithium products used in mobile phone and automobile batteries. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own.

  • July 15- Chemicals maker Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc for $6.2 billion to bulk up its lucrative specialty chemical offerings. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. Albemarle's shares closed at $72.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

  • Albemarle buying Rockwood in $6.2B deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.— Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.

  • Albemarle to buy Rockwood in a $6.2 bln deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    July 15- Specialty chemical company Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. The offer translates to $85.53 per share, a 13 percent premium to Rockwood's Monday closing price.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $51.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $65.08.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $51.76. DuPont Co. rose$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $65.27.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 26 or. 5 percent, to $51.38. DuPont Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $64.83.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $51.18. DuPont Co. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $64.98.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $51.25. DuPont Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $64.93.

  • Study: W.Va. spilled chemical could be more toxic Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia's biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated. University of South Alabama researcher Andrew Whelton released findings Thursday from crude MCHM toxicity tests on water fleas.

  • 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.

  • *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.

  • 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.