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  • DuPont profit inches up 4 pct, raises dividend Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont's quarterly profit inched up 4 percent and raised its quarterly dividend for the third time in the last 27 months. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $1.07 billion, or $1.15 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $1.03 billion, or $1.11 per share, a year earlier.

  • Brazil approves new pesticide to combat coffee beetle Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, July 18- Brazil's government approved the use of pesticides with the active ingredient cyantraniliprole to fight the coffee borer beetle, a note published in the country's Official Gazette said on Friday.

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:25 p.m. EDT Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:25 PM ET

    Chinese chemical company coming to Louisiana Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer Jet downing, weak earnings rattle stock market Google's 2 Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss AMD posts narrower 2 Q loss, stock slumps Largest US insurer's move signals industry shift After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell Airbus beats Boeing in airshow orders race

  • 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.