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  • Sept 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $54.15. DuPont Co. rose $3.42 or 5.2 percent, to $69.25.

  • USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. The EPA has said it will rule this fall on Dow AgroSciences' application to market the chemical.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 66 or 1.2 percent, to $54.14. DuPont Co. rose $3.00 or 4.6 percent, to $68.83.

  • *DuPont shares up 4 pct. Sept 17- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont to separate its high-growth businesses from the more cyclical ones, blaming the company's conglomerate structure for its "underperformance."

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 90 or 1.7 percent, to $54.38. DuPont Co. rose $2.92 or 4.4 percent, to $68.75.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $53.48. DuPont Co. rose$. 53 or. 8 percent, to $65.83.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 65 or 1.2 percent, to $53.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 72 or 1.1 percent, to $66.02.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $53.48. DuPont Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $65.49.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 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 $53.04. DuPont Co. rose$. 52 or. 8 percent, to $65.30.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 48 or. 9 percent, to $53.15. DuPont Co. rose$. 27 or. 4 percent, to $65.05.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $52.58. DuPont Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $64.84.

  • ICL's parent company, conglomerate Israel Corp, set a nominal fundraising target of about $522.4 million through an initial public offering of 62 million ordinary shares, ICL said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $52.67. DuPont Co. fell$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $64.78.

  • Sept 12- Israel Chemicals Ltd, a Tel Aviv- based maker of fertilizer and specialty chemicals, filed with U.S. regulators to list on the New York Stock Exchange. ICL, which has exclusive permits to extract potash and bromine from the Dead Sea, is a subsidiary of Israel Corp and the second largest company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by market value.

  • Sept 12- Israel Chemicals Ltd, a Tel Aviv- based maker of fertiliser and speciality chemicals, filed with U.S. regulators to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Morgan Stanley and Barclays are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the company said. ICL is a subsidiary of Israel Corp and the second largest company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by market value.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $52.75. DuPont Co. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $64.80.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 38 or. 7 percent, to $53.26. DuPont Co. fell$. 03 or percent, to $65.10.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 48 or. 9 percent, to $52.88. DuPont Co. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $65.13.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 59 or 1.1 percent, to $52.77. DuPont Co. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $65.03.