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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $49.35. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $77.26.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $49.41. DuPont Co. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $76.46.

  • Asahi Kasei to spend $2.2B on Polypore Intl business Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:38 AM ET

    Japan's Asahi Kasei Corp. will pay $2.2 billion to buy the energy storage business of Polypore International after Polypore sells a separate segment of its operation to 3 M Co. for $1 billion. Polypore International Inc., which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Asahi Kasei said Monday that the combination of their lithium-ion battery separator...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 22- The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has said its U.S. workers will get a raise to at least $9 an hour, while West Coast port workers have reached a tentative deal for a new...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 22- The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines as of 12 a.m. CST on Sunday, according to union officials. After the latest breakdown between the two sides, Steelworkers leaders targeted Shell, which is the U.S. arm of...

  • Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that workers at the largest refinery in the U.S., the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, started their strike at midnight Friday. The union said in a statement that it expanded the strike that started Feb. 1 at refineries largely in Texas and California because the industry has refused to "meaningfully...

  • Refinery strike widens to include largest U.S. refinery Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Members of the United Steelworkers Union and other supporting unions picket outside the BP refinery on February 10, 2015 in Whiting, Indiana.

    The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $49.53. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $76.67.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 38 or. 8 percent, to $49.30. DuPont Co. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $75.99.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 56 or 1.1 percent, to $49.12. DuPont Co. fell$. 80 or 1.1 percent, to $75.28.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 20- Russian fertiliser producers are willing to cut prices by up to 33 percent for domestic customers, Russian news agencies reported on Friday, citing Igor Artemyev, head of the country's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service. Artemyev's comments came after Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that Russia did not plan to impose an export tax on...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $49.68. DuPont Co. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $76.08.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $49.64. DuPont Co. fell$. 28 or. 4 percent, to $76.03.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 61 or 1.2 percent, to $48.80. DuPont Co. fell$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $75.92.

  • General Motors hires new legal chief Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    DETROIT— General Motors has hired a top lawyer from a large plastics and chemical company as its new general counsel. The company says Craig Glidden will become general counsel starting March 1. Glidden was chief legal officer for LyondellBasell Industries.

  • Feb 19- General Motors Co on Thursday named Craig Glidden, chief legal officer at chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries NV, as its general counsel, succeeding Michael Millikin, who is retiring in July. Glidden, 57, helped steer LyondellBasell out of bankruptcy and through restructuring. Glidden has been LyondellBasell's top lawyer since 2009, the same...

  • Axiall reports 4Q loss Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    ATLANTA _ Axiall Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Axiall shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OSLO/ FRANKFURT, Feb 19- Norwegian fertiliser maker Yara and German chemicals firm BASF will spend $600 million building an ammonia plant in Texas, taking advantage of cheap shale gas to expand their presence in the United States, the companies said. Yara will own 68 percent of the project, to be built on BASF's industrial complex in Freeport, while the German firm...

  • Intrepid Potash beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:18 PM ET

    DENVER _ Intrepid Potash Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. Intrepid Potash shares have decreased almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $49.41. DuPont Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $76.31.