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  • GMO 'superseeds' leading to 'superweeds' Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    The newest batch of crop seeds is setting off another debate over GMOs. This time, they're being blamed for an infestation of "superweeds."

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 45 or. 8 percent, to $52.97. DuPont Co. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $71.90.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 29 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$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $53.42. DuPont Co. fell$. 45 or. 6 percent, to $72.05.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $53.42. DuPont Co. fell$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $72.08.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $53.46. DuPont Co. fell$. 29 or. 4 percent, to $72.21.

  • CAIRO, Sept 28- Egypt plans to invest $14.5 billion in developing its refining and petrochemicals sectors over the next five years, its oil minister said, as part of efforts to overcome an energy crisis that has led to near-daily power cuts and hit company profits.

  • EGYPT PLANS TO INVEST $14.5 BLN IN OIL REFINERY, PETROCHEMICALS OVER FIVE YEARS- OIL MINISTER.

  • Specialty chemicals maker PQ Holdings withdraws IPO Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Sept 26- Specialty chemicals maker PQ Holdings Inc, backed by Carlyle Group LP, said on Friday it has withdrawn its initial public offering of up to $450 million. Malvern, Pennsylvania- based PQ Holdings produces inorganic specialty chemicals used in industrial and consumer markets.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 81 or 1.5 percent, to $53.57. DuPont Co. rose$. 71 or 1.0 percent, to $72.50.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $53.31. DuPont Co. rose$. 30 or. 4 percent, to $72.09.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $53.12. DuPont Co. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $71.91.

  • California may restrict common pesticide Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    FRESNO, Calif.— California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 39 or. 7 percent, to $53.13. DuPont Co. fell $1.04 or 1.4 percent, to $71.79.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $53.21. DuPont Co. fell$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $72.24.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Dow Chemical Co has kicked off a process to sell its epoxy and chlorine businesses, hoping to find a single buyer for them in what is set to be a multibillion-dollar deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $53.54. DuPont Co. fell$. 44 or. 6 percent, to $72.39.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 73 or 1.4 percent, to $53.52. DuPont Co. rose $1.79 or 2.5 percent, to $72.83.

  • 1 injured in explosion at Nevada plastics plant Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    MESQUITE, Nev.— Authorities say one employee is injured after an explosion at a plastics manufacturing business in Nevada. John Gately of Mesquite Fire and Rescue says the person was burned and was being airlifted to Las Vegas after the blast Wednesday at Primex Plastics Corp. in Mesquite.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 74 or 1.4 percent, to $53.53. DuPont Co. rose $1.42 or 2.0 percent, to $72.46.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $52.99. DuPont Co. rose$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $71.32.