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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $46.98. DuPont Co. fell$. 87 or 1.2 percent, to $72.73.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $47.33. DuPont Co. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $73.50.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $47.21. DuPont Co. fell$. 82 or 1.1 percent, to $73.60.

  • March 24- Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer. "We question the quality of the assessment," Philip Miller, Monsanto vice president of global regulatory affairs, said on Tuesday in an interview. " Monsanto officials have...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $47.19. DuPont Co. fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $73.94.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $47.16. DuPont Co. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $74.26.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $47.23. DuPont Co. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $74.42.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $47.31. DuPont Co. rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $74.58.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $47.30. DuPont Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $74.31.

  • *Agreement is latest Chinese acquisition in Italy. MILAN, March 22- China National Chemical Corp is to buy Pirelli, the world's fifth-largest tyre maker, in a 7.1 billion-euro deal that will put the 143- year-old Italian company in Chinese hands. The deal agreed with Pirelli's top shareholders on Sunday is the latest in a series of takeovers made in Italy by...

  • Chinese state company agrees to buy Italy's Pirelli Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's biggest state-owned chemical company said Monday it plans to buy Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli, adding to a string of high-profile Chinese corporate purchases in Europe. ChemChina said it has agreed to buy a 26.2 percent stake in Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. from its biggest shareholder, Camfin S.p.A., which is controlled by the family of Pirelli...

  • Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. Shares in Pirelli outperformed, rising 2.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the Italian tire maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned ChemChina take over the world's fifth-largest tire maker and one of the...

  • European shares slip from 7-1/2 year high Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    *Pirelli rises after takeover bid from ChemChina. PARIS, March 23- European shares slipped on Monday, taking a breather following recent sharp gains, while shares in Pirelli rose 3.5 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned...

  • European shares pause; Pirelli rises after deal Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 4:08 AM ET

    PARIS, March 23- European shares slipped on Monday, taking a breather following recent sharp gains, while shares in Pirelli rose 2.1 percent after China National Chemical Corp agreed to buy the tyre maker in a 7.1 billion euro deal. The acquisition, agreed with Pirelli shareholders on Sunday, will see state-owned ChemChina take over the world's fifth-largest...

  • Chinese state company launches bid for Italy's Pirelli Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 11:27 PM ET

    BEIJING— China's biggest state-owned chemical company announced plans Monday to acquire Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli, adding to a string of high-profile Chinese corporate purchases in Europe. ChemChina said it has agreed to buy a 26.2 percent stake in Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. from its biggest shareholder, Camfin S.p.A., which is controlled by the family of...

  • BOGOTA, Colombia— The new labeling of the world's most-popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that is the cornerstone of the U.S.-backed war on drugs. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 56 or 1.2 percent, to $47.29. DuPont Co. fell$. 17 or. 2 percent, to $74.34.

  • The WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co herbicide Roundup, was "classified as probably carcinogenic to humans." Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, said scientific data do not support the conclusions and called on the WHO to hold an urgent meeting to explain the...

  • Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    LONDON— One of the world's most popular weed-killers— and the most widely used kind in the U.S.— has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France- based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status of five insect and weed killers including...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 77 or 1.6 percent, to $47.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $74.83.