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  • In announcing the decision, EPA said it had thoroughly evaluated the risks, including those for endangered species, that come with what is expected to be a large increase in the use of the chemical agent 2,4- D, which is an active ingredient of Enlist Duo. "EPA has not followed the law," said Greg Loarie, an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.86 or 4.2 percent, to $42.07. DuPont Co. fell$. 66 or 1.0 percent, to $65.22.

  • EPA said it was applying "first-time-ever restrictions" on its approval of the herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical. EPA said the approval lays out a template of new requirements for future approvals of herbicides designed for use with genetically...

  • EPA said that it was applying "first-time ever restrictions" to its approval of the new herbicide, called Enlist Duo, which is designed to be used with new genetically modified crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical.

  • EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    The EPA said Wednesday that it will allow the use of a 2,4- D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the popular herbicide used since the 1940 s. The EPA said in a release that the agency's decision reflects a large body of science and that officials used "highly conservative and protective assumptions to evaluate human health and ecological risks."

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.02 or 2.3 percent, to $42.91. DuPont Co. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $65.68.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 96 or 2.1 percent, to $43.93. DuPont Co. rose$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $65.88.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $45.23. DuPont Co. rose$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $66.05.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 89 or 2.0 percent, to $44.00. DuPont Co. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $65.61.

  • Company plans $4B plastic factory in North Dakota Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— A $4 billion factory is planned in North Dakota that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic, company and state officials said. William Gilliam, the chief executive officer of Badlands NGL LLC, Gov. John Hoeven announced the project Monday at the state Capitol in Bismarck.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.24 or 2.6 percent, to $46.33. DuPont Co. rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $66.68.

  • MUMBAI, Oct 13- Reliance Industries Ltd, a conglomerate that operates the world's biggest refinery, reported a rise in profits that beat forecasts, helped by stronger refining margins, and said it would invest up to $9 billion in the next two quarters. The company, controlled by India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has been expanding beyond its core refining and...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 41 or. 9 percent, to $47.16. DuPont Co. fell$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $66.39.

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 13- Israel Corp will list a company comprising some of its less profitable assets in Tel Aviv and New York and inject about $100 million into the business, it said on Monday. Under its plan, Israel Corp will continue to hold two of its most lucrative and stable companies-- potash and speciality chemicals maker Israel Chemicals and Oil Refineries,...

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 13- Avisar Paz, the chief financial officer of Israel Corp, will take over as the conglomerate's chief executive once its reorganization is complete, the company said on Monday. Israel Corp, one of Israel's largest holding companies, said Natan Yelovsky, a board member of subsidiary IC Power, would become acting CFO. Under its plan, Israel Corp would...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 42 or. 9 percent, to $47.81. DuPont Co. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $67.10.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 77 or 1.6 percent, to $47.46. DuPont Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $67.44.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.77 or 3.5 percent, to $48.23. DuPont Co. fell $1.21 or 1.8 percent, to $67.31.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.58 or 3.2 percent, to $48.42. DuPont Co. fell$. 94 or 1.4 percent, to $67.58.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $49.63. DuPont Co. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $68.15.