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  • Albemarle beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La. _ Albemarle Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $72.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share. Analysts expected $603.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Dow Chemical to cut $1B in costs over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

  • Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins. Rival Dupont has said it plans to shave off $1 billion of annual costs by 2019.. Ethane crackers in North America could maintain their cost advantage status even at $80 oil,...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.01 or 2.1 percent, to $49.22. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $69.41.

  • *Adjusted profit $0.72 per share vs est $0.68. *Revenue up 5 pct at $14.41 billion. Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected profit as margins rose for the ninth straight quarter in its plastics business, its biggest, due to low raw material costs.

  • UPDATE 2-Yara shares fall as profit misses expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    OSLO, Oct 22- Shares in Norwegian fertiliser firm Yara- still reeling from failed merger talks with CF Industries- fell more than 4 percent on Wednesday after it reported quarterly profit below market expectations. Yara's core profit rose 24 percent in the third quarter but slightly missed analysts' forecasts. The Yara stock was among the worst performers on...

  • UPDATE 1-Dow Chemical profit beats as plastics sales rise Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the fourth time in a row, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization at the unit, the company's biggest by sales, rose 31 percent to $1.27 billion in...

  • Dow Chemical beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    MIDLAND, Mich.— Dow Chemical said Wednesday that it wants to cut another $1 billion in spending over the next three years. Dow Chemical said its net income attributable to common shareholders grew to $852 million, or 71 cents per share. Earlier this month Dow Chemical said it wants to sell Angus Chemical Co., sodium borohydride and AgroFresh businesses for more...

  • Dow Chemical profit jumps 43 pct as plastics sales rise Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a 43 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units. Net income available to common shareholders rose to $852 million, or 71 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $594 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. 1/ 8 ID: ID:...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.70 or 3.7 percent, to $48.21. DuPont Co. rose $1.01 or 1.5 percent, to $68.82.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.13 or 2.4 percent, to $47.64. DuPont Co. rose$. 81 or 1.2 percent, to $68.62.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.09 or 2.3 percent, to $47.60. DuPont Co. rose$. 88 or 1.3 percent, to $68.69.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 21- U.S. firm Honeywell International Inc's joint venture with chemicals company DuPont to produce a new refrigerant for car air conditioning systems to meet new environmental rules may be anti-competitive, the European Commission said on Tuesday, following a near-three year probe. When Honeywell and Dupont announced a joint venture to...

  • Since 1997, FDA has operated under a proposed rule that allows food manufacturers to get new food additives onto the market by notifying FDA that they are generally recognized as safe. In February, the non-profit Center for Food Safety sued FDA, alleging that the agency failed to follow legal rulemaking requirements. "For more than 17 years, FDA has imposed a lax...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 46 or 1.0 percent, to $46.51. DuPont Co. rose$. 83 or 1.2 percent, to $67.81.

  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011, claiming it illegally refused to...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $46.39. DuPont Co. rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $67.33.

  • Platform Specialty to buy Arysta for $3.51 billion Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Platform Specialty Products Corp. said Monday that it will spend about $3.51 billion to buy rival chemical maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to diversify its product offerings. Miami- based Platform makes specialty chemicals used in computers, cars and oil rigs. Shares of Platform rose 76 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $25.05 in morning trading Monday.

  • Oct 20- Specialty chemicals company Platform Specialty Products Corp said it will buy rival Arysta LifeScience Ltd from a company backed by private equity firm Permira for about $3.51 billion. The company said it expects the deal to immediately add to adjusted earnings per share. The deal is expected to be "highly complementary" to Platform's crop protection...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.29 or 2.9 percent, to $46.05. DuPont Co. rose$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $66.98.