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  • Amilya Antonetti - A Big Idea Favorite Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    Amilya is one of our all-time favorite guests here on "The Big Idea." Her story starts when her son would, like clockwork, get extremely sick every Tuesday. When her son David turned one year old, she realized what was causing her weekly emergency room visits: chemicals she used to clean the house.

  • Dow Chemical May Make a Counterbid for ICI: Report Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 7:21 AM ET

    Dow Chemical, the biggest U.S. chemical company, is considering making a bid for Britain's Imperial Chemical Industries, the Daily Telegraph newspaper said on Wednesday.

  • BASF Profit Climbs on Chemicals Demand Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 3:44 AM ET

    BASF, one of the world's biggest chemical companies, said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose 11.3% as demand and higher prices for its products padded global sales.

  • Huntsman Swings to Second-Quarter Loss on Higher Costs Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 7:44 AM ET

    Chemicals company Huntsman said Tuesday it swung to a loss in the second quarter due to a loss from discontinued operations and higher feedstock and energy costs.

  • Dow Chemical reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, as strong overseas demand offset higher energy costs and weakness in the North American housing and automotive markets.

  • Syngenta Reports 27% Rise in First-Half Net Profit Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 7:38 AM ET

    Agrochemical company Syngenta on Thursday posted a 27% rise in net profit for the first six months and raised its outlook for the rest of the year.

  • DuPont, the No. 2 U.S. chemical company, Tuesday reported lower-than-expected second-quarter profit due to lower U.S. volumes coupled with higher energy and raw material costs.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Wall Street is heading for a lower opening as some weak earnings and credit market jitters outweigh positive profit reports from companies like Pepsico and Lockheed-Martin. European markets are moving lower after overnight gains in Tokyo and Hong Kong shares.

  • Akzo Nobel, the Dutch chemicals and industrial coatings maker, reported that net profit fell 25% to 270 million euros ($373 million) in the second quarter.

  • Total Profits Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 8:41 PM ET

    Everybody wants oil. And if you don’t want Europe, you’ve got your head on backwards, Cramer said. This stock covers both.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Test-Tube Takeovers Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 7:35 PM ET

    The chemicals sector is enjoying a bull run, but there’s some M&A action to be had as well. Cramer says the next most likely target is Nova Chemicals.

  • Better Investing Through Chemistry Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 7:33 PM ET

    As BASF's business gets less and less cyclical, the earnings get more consistent. That means the stock will pull a premium price on Wall Street.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Dutch Firm Basell to Buy Lyondell for $12.14 Billion Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 12:38 PM ET

    Chemical and plastics maker Basell said on Tuesday it would buy Lyondell Chemical in a deal valued at about $12.14 billion, giving Basell access to a key raw material and Lyondell's refining capacity.

  • Rohm & Haas Approves $2 Billion Stock Buyback Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 11:59 AM ET

    Paint and chemicals maker Rohm & Haas said after U.S. markets closed Monday that its board approved a $2 billion stock buyback plan that will be executed in two stages.

  • Chemicals maker Huntsman agreed to a $6.5 billion buyout offer from an affiliate of Apollo Management on Thursday, terminating an earlier deal to sell itself at a lower price to a Dutch company.

  • Apollo Raises Bid for Huntsman to $6.5 Billion Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    Apollo Management raised its offer for chemical company Huntsman by 2.8% to $6.5 billion Monday, widening the premium over rival suitor Basell.

  • A group of investors led by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners said Monday it bid 1.5 billioneuros  ($2 billion) for chemicals distributor Univar with approval from Univar's boards.

  • Huntsman Says Hexion Bid Superior, Notifies Basell Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    U.S. chemical company Huntsman said Friday the $6 billion buyout offer from Apollo Management's Hexion Specialty Chemicals is superior to the previously accepted deal offered by Basell.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    A bounce back in takeover activity, including Blackstone's bold $26 billion bid for Hilton, is giving strength to stock futures ahead of the opening on the second leg of this holiday-shortened week.

  • Huntsman Gets Higher Bid From Equity Firm Apollo Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 7:17 AM ET

    U.S. private equity firm Apollo Management unveiled a $6 billion bid proposal for Huntsman on Wednesday, 8% higher than a deal accepted by the U.S. chemical company last week.