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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 71 or 1.4 percent, to $50.73. DuPont Co. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $71.28.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 72 or 1.4 percent, to $50.74. DuPont Co. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $71.30.

  • Earnings show Dow built to handle volatility: CEO Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Dow reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins in five of its six units.

  • Dow Chemical tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    MIDLAND, Mich.— Dow Chemical Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.48 billion. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. Dow Chemical shares have risen roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2...

  • *New Potash Corp nominees suggest a deal has been struck. SANTIAGO, April 22- Chile's SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, will get a new board on Friday minus the man who has led it for nearly three decades, as the scandal-plagued company moves to reassure investors about its corporate governance. The scandal has convulsed the...

  • Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide sold by Monsanto Co and is found in hundreds of products sold worldwide by many companies. But some scientific studies have linked it to health problems, and last month a research unit of the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." Monsanto spokeswoman...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $50.02. DuPont Co. rose$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $71.44.

  • *Canada's Potash Corp yet to make decision on nominees. By Rosalba O'Brien and Felipe Iturrieta. SANTIAGO, April 22- The future of Chile's SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, hangs in the balance this week as the chairman faces demands to resign and a new board is elected.

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 43 or. 9 percent, to $50.08. DuPont Co. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $71.23.

  • Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. Scientists in Sweden were able to conduct a study that was in the wild, but still had the in-the-lab qualities of having control groups that...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $49.44. DuPont Co. fell$. 74 or 1.0 percent, to $69.95.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 44 or. 9 percent, to $49.65. DuPont Co. fell $2.15 or 3.0 percent, to $70.69.

  • April 21- DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast provided fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to win board seats and split up the chemical maker. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management, DuPont's fifth-largest shareholder with a 2.7 percent stake, has for months criticized DuPont's underperformance.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $49.43. DuPont Co. fell $2.16 or 3.0 percent, to $70.68.

  • April 21- DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast is expected to provide fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to split up the chemical maker. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management has for months criticized DuPont's underperformance, alleging that the company has repeatedly failed to meet financial targets.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 50 or 1.0 percent, to $49.60. DuPont Co. fell $2.18 or 3.0 percent, to $70.66.

  • Dupont, which receives 60 percent of its sales from outside the United States, said it expects a strong dollar to reduce its 2015 profit by 80 cents per share, higher than its earlier forecast of 60 cents. The company, which is locked in a proxy battle with activist investor Nelson Peltz, also raised its quarterly dividend to 49 cents per share from 47 cents on Tuesday.

  • DuPont reports decline in first-quarter earnings Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    The Wilmington, Del., chemical maker on Tuesday reported net income for the quarter ending March 31 $1.03 billion, or $1. 13 per share, compared with $1.4 billion, or $1.54 per share, for the corresponding quarter last year. Excluding one-time items, DuPont reported earnings of $1.34, down from $1.58 per share for the first quarter of 2014 but higher than the Wall...