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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $44.78. DuPont Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $74.25.

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $44.69. DuPont Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $74.16.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 61 or 1.4 percent, to $44.74. DuPont Co. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $74.18.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 29 or. 7 percent, to $44.42. DuPont Co. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $73.99.

  • Oil supply is the problem, not demand: Dow CEO Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Stable, low oil prices are good because the drop in crude is supply-driven and will act as stimulus, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris tells CNBC.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $44.14. DuPont Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $74.33.

  • FDA banned BPA from babies' bottles. LONDON, Jan 21- The chemical bisphenol A, used to stiffen some plastic food containers, poses no health risk to consumers of any age, including unborn children, at current levels of exposure, Europe's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday. Some studies have suggested possible links to everything from cancer to heart disease to...

  • Dow Chemical CEO: Oil headed north of $45  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 AM ET

    Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical CEO, shares his thoughts on how stable, low oil prices are impacting his company and the global economy.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 66 or 1.5 percent, to $44.13. DuPont Co. rose$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $74.36.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A group representing farmers said Tuesday that it's calling on the state to toughen oversight and penalties related to pesticide use. The Iowa Farmers Union said members have petitioned the state to change rules governing pesticide drifting through the air. A spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture said officials would meet with...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 91 or 2.0 percent, to $43.88. DuPont Co. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $73.89.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 53 or 1.2 percent, to $44.26. DuPont Co. fell$. 43 or. 6 percent, to $73.82.

  • GLENDIVE, Mont.— Eastern Montana residents rushed to stock up on bottled water Tuesday after authorities detected a cancer-causing component of oil in public water supplies downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill. Elevated levels of benzene were found in water samples from a treatment plant that serves about 6,000 people in the agricultural...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19- Three workers were seriously hurt in an explosion on Sunday at Petrobras' 323,000- barrel-a-day Landulpho Alves Refinery outside the northeastern city of Salvador, the second serious accident at Brazil's second-largest refinery in a week. The union will stage a wildcat protest strike until Tuesday morning, Cedro Silva, a director of...

  • *Workers suffered burns to 10-75 percent of bodies. RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19- Three workers were seriously hurt in an explosion on Sunday at Petrobras' 323,000- barrel-a-day Landulpho Alves Refinery outside Salvador, Brazil, the second serious accident at Brazil's second-largest refinery in a week. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as state-run Petrobras is formally...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.48 or 3.4 percent, to $44.79. DuPont Co. rose $1.10 or 1.5 percent, to $74.25.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 84 or 1.9 percent, to $44.15. DuPont Co. rose$. 51 or. 7 percent, to $73.66.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 52 or 1.2 percent, to $43.83. DuPont Co. rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $73.33.

  • Monsanto gets US approval for new GMO seeds Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Agriculture business giant Monsanto Co. said Thursday it received approval from the Department of Agriculture for new cotton and soybean seeds designed to be used with a new herbicide formula. Monsanto's business is built on genetically modified seeds and herbicide. The Environmental Protection Agency is still reviewing that new herbicide,...