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  • April 23- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in businesses that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 21 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$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $48.75. DuPont Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $67.03.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $48.64. DuPont Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $67.05.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $48.67. DuPont Co. rose$. 45 or. 7 percent, to $67.43.

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    WAIALUA, Hawaii— You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use.

  • BEIJING, April 18- China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fibre, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such as Sinopec Corp..

  • April 17- Chemicals maker DuPont expects its agriculture business to grow this quarter as farmers buy seeds and insecticides after a delayed start to planting season in North America, which hurt the company's revenue in the first quarter.

  • April 17- Chemtura Corp struck a deal to sell its agrichemicals business to rival Platform Specialty Products Corp for about $1 billion as it transforms itself into a pure-play industrial specialty chemical company.

  • April 17- DuPont reported a steeper-than-expected 3 percent fall in quarterly revenue as its agriculture business sold fewer seeds, herbicides and insecticides.

  • 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.

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