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  • Speculating on Chemicals Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    A flurry of consolidation in the industry has Cramer predicting what could be next to go.

  • Ashland to Acquire Hercules for $2.6 Billion Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Ashland, which makes chemicals and Valvoline motor oil, said on Friday that it would acquire Hercules in a $2.6 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly boost its product offerings.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is helping to finance Dow's just-announced deal to buy specialty chemical maker Rohm and Haas for over $15 billion in cash. Berkshire is contributing an equity investment in the form of $3 billion worth of convertible preferred securities.  The Kuwait Investment Authority is also making a $1 billion investment.

  • Air Products: Cutting Edge of Alt. Energy? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    This company's making moves to increase its market footprint while reducing the carbon one we leave behind.

  • Dow Chemical Hikes Prices 20%, Citing Energy Costs Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Dow Chemical, the biggest U.S. chemical manufacturer, said on Wednesday it would hike prices for all its products by up to 20 percent next month, the latest signal that escalating energy prices were stoking inflation.

  • A View from the Top: What the CEOs are Saying Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    Chief executives from around Europe discussed their companies' earnings, opportunities and the challenges they face in 2008 with CNBC Europe Wednesday.

  • European Earnings: Commerzbank Disappoints Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:05 AM ET

    Commerzbank had the most disappointing earnings results out of Europe Wednesday, as the German bank's first-quarter net profit fell 54 percent and it announced a 244 million euro ($377.9 million) writedown.

  • Stop Trading!: Monsanto Is Key to Food Crisis Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    The company's genetically modified seeds are just what the world needs.

  • Dow Chemical Profit Slips, Energy Costs Drag Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 7:07 AM ET
    Dow Chemical

    Dow Chemical said on Thursday that first-quarter earnings fell slightly from a year-ago, hurt by lower volumes in North America and soaring crude oil and natural gas costs.

  • European Earnings: Bayer Beats Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 5:50 AM ET

    Earnings from a smorgasbord of European companies revealed a mixed business environment Thursday, with the likes of Bayer and Swedbank beating expectations, while Peugeot Citroen and Stora Enso missed.

  • European Earnings: Germany's Highs and Lows Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    German companies dominated European earnings headlines Wednesday with tech heavyweight Infineon reporting a quarterly loss, but IKB, the first German subprime casualty indicating a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Oil Tops $119 Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

  • Oil Surge, Earnings Drag Down Stocks Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Earnings Disappointment Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

  • DuPont Profit Up, but Shares Fall on Cautious Outlook Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 8:39 AM ET

    Chemical company DuPont said on Tuesday that first-quarter profit rose 26 percent, spurred by robust demand for its biotech seed offerings and crop protection chemicals.

  • European Earnings: Inflation Hits, Helps Profit Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 4:32 AM ET

    Rising food and energy prices took a toll on the bottom line of Associated British Foods -- the owner of retailer Primark -- the company said on Tuesday.

  • DuPont Raises First-Quarter Profit Outlook Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    Chemical maker DuPont raised its profit forecast Thursday, saying strong growth in its agriculture businesses and emerging markets should help offset weakness in U.S. housing and automotive markets.

  • Stop Trading!: WaMu's 'Radically Mispriced' Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    The stock's down 10% Tuesday. Cramer says it should be lower.

  • Five High-Yielding Stocks to Own Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 8:11 PM ET

    It's best to play it safe in this market. Let these hefty dividends do the work for you until things turn up.

  • Euro Stocks End Lower on Economy Fears Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    European stocks closed lower across the board Thursday, following two days of gains, as fears over the health of the global economy remained.