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  • July 29- CVR Refining shut its 115,000- barrel-per-day Coffeyville refinery in Kansas after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, hurting four employees, the company said in a statement. Coffeyville police and fire officials were not immediately available for comment.

  • Russia sanctions threaten to blow euro zone off course Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, July 29- The knock to confidence from harsher European sanctions on Russia could spoil the euro zone's budding economic recovery even if it shrugs off the fallout on trade.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $53.70. DuPont Co. rose$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $65.32.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $53.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $65.15.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $53.70. DuPont Co. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $65.05.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $53.84. DuPont Co. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $65.20.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $53.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $65.50.

  • *BASF still sees slightly higher adj EBIT in 2014. FRANKFURT, July 24- BASF, the world's largest chemicals maker by sales, became the latest euro zone company to suffer from the strength of the euro, posting lower-than-expected earnings growth even as sales volumes rose.

  • Net earnings for the world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization fell to $472 million, or 56 cents per share, from $643 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Potash Corp had forecast 40 cents to 45 cents. Potash Corp raised its estimate of 2014 earnings to a range of $1.70 to $1.90 per share from a prior forecast of $1.50 to $1.80.

  • UPDATE 3-Dow Chemical adds more assets to "for sale" list Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    *To raise $1 bln from sale of corporate assets. July 23- Dow Chemical Co said it would raise about $1 billion from the sale of corporate assets such as rail cars and that it was reviewing joint ventures, part of a plan to raise as much as $6 billion through asset sales.

  • July 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.

  • July 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose across its businesses and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.

  • Dow Chemical net profit falls 62 percent Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    July 23- Dow Chemical Co said its second-quarter net profit fell 62 percent from a year earlier, when it received $2.2 billion in damages from Kuwait's state chemical company for pulling out of a petrochemical venture in 2008..

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $52.30. DuPont Co. fell$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $64.95.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $52.26. DuPont Co. fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $65.30.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $52.05. DuPont Co. fell$. 40 or. 6 percent, to $65.14.

  • July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast lower-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter and warned of a loss in its agriculture unit as weak farm sales constrain both profit and revenue. DuPont has made a big push into agriculture, energy and specialty materials to insulate itself from more volatile businesses.

  • July 22- Chemicals maker DuPont forecast weaker-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter after weak agriculture sales constrained both profit and revenue. DuPont forecast operating earnings of $1.25- $1.35 per share for the second half of the year, and said it expected to realize 40 percent of those earnings in the third quarter.

  • 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.