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  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 47 or. 9 percent, to $51.59. DuPont Co. rose$. 69 or 1.0 percent, to $72.21.

  • Synalloy posts 1Q profit Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. _ Synalloy Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $3.6 million. The Spartanburg, South Carolina- based company said it had net income of 42 cents per share. Synalloy shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Denver- based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas. The Food and Drug Administration maintains that GMOs are safe, and most of the country's corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to herbicides and plant diseases.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $51.12. DuPont Co. rose$. 73 or 1.0 percent, to $71.52.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $50.84. DuPont Co. rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $71.14.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $50.86. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $71.11.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 98 or 2.0 percent, to $51.00. DuPont Co. fell$. 65 or. 9 percent, to $70.79.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 71 or 1.4 percent, to $50.73. DuPont Co. fell$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $71.28.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 72 or 1.4 percent, to $50.74. DuPont Co. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $71.30.

  • Earnings show Dow built to handle volatility: CEO Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Dow reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins in five of its six units.

  • Dow Chemical tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    MIDLAND, Mich.— Dow Chemical Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.48 billion. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. Dow Chemical shares have risen roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2...

  • *New Potash Corp nominees suggest a deal has been struck. SANTIAGO, April 22- Chile's SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, will get a new board on Friday minus the man who has led it for nearly three decades, as the scandal-plagued company moves to reassure investors about its corporate governance. The scandal has convulsed the...

  • Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide sold by Monsanto Co and is found in hundreds of products sold worldwide by many companies. But some scientific studies have linked it to health problems, and last month a research unit of the World Health Organization classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." Monsanto spokeswoman...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $50.02. DuPont Co. rose$. 75 or 1.1 percent, to $71.44.

  • *Canada's Potash Corp yet to make decision on nominees. By Rosalba O'Brien and Felipe Iturrieta. SANTIAGO, April 22- The future of Chile's SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, hangs in the balance this week as the chairman faces demands to resign and a new board is elected.

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 43 or. 9 percent, to $50.08. DuPont Co. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $71.23.

  • Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals. Scientists in Sweden were able to conduct a study that was in the wild, but still had the in-the-lab qualities of having control groups that...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $49.44. DuPont Co. fell$. 74 or 1.0 percent, to $69.95.