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  • Dow Chemical CEO Denies Buyout Speculation to CNBC Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    The chief executive of Dow Chemical on Tuesday shot down speculation that the company is in talks with private equity for a leveraged buyout.  “We are not in discussions with anyone in LBO,” Andrew Liveris told CNBC’s David Faber.

  • Avery to Buy Paxar for $1.3 Billion Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 9:55 AM ET

    Office supplies maker Avery Dennison said on Thursday it would buy clothing label maker Paxar for $1.3 billion, in a bid to expand in the fragmented retail information and brand identification market. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 6:48 PM ET

    Tips are for waiters…but rumors, if you know how to use them, can make you some mad money.

  • European Stocks to Watch Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    Here some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets: Akzo Nobel, Alliance Boots, ICI,Swisscom and DSG International.

  • Ciba Reports Fourth-Quarter Gains Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 7:16 AM ET

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holding  on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net profit of 84 million Swiss francs ($67.2 million; 51.9 million euros) and said Chief Executive Armin Meyer will step down at the start of next year.

  • Boring Stocks May Bring Big Profits Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    Warren Buffett made a fortune investing in boring stocks, and he often advised would-be billionaires to do the same. In fact, finding below-the-radar value plays has been a key strategy on Wall Street since the 1949 tome, The Intelligent Investor, written by Buffett mentor Benjamin Graham. Today on “Street Signs,” Erin Burnett cajoled a few stock picks out of another soft-spoken Midwestern investor, and true to form, they’re companies you’ve probably never heard of.

  • German chemicals maker Altana  said Friday that full-year sales rose 18 % as the company benefited from rising foreign demand.

  • Dow Chemical Profit of 98 Cents a Share Tops Estimates Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    Dow Chemical said fourth-quarter profit fell 11%, as higher costs offset a modest increase in sales.  But the results outpaced analysts' expectations.

  • Dow Chemical Seeking Acquisitions, CEO Tells CNBC Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

    Dow Chemical  is looking to make acquisitions, but the amount of private-equity money floating around has made lots of businesses in chemical sector expensive, the company's chief executive told CNBC.

  • Chemicals maker DuPont reported fourth-quarter results Tuesday that matched analysts' expectations on the top and bottom lines and also affirmed guidance for the current year.

  • DuPont Drops Out of Nerve Agent Byproduct Plan Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 3:39 PM ET

    DuPont said it will not participate in the Army's plan to dispose of wastewater from the destruction of the deadly nerve agent VX.

  • U.S. Stocks Drop In Trading--Best Buy Disappoints Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 11:51 AM ET

    The Dow is sharply lower--even as investors appear to be waiting for the afternoon news from the Federal Reserve on interest rates before making trades. A few stocks --are moving. Melissa Lee took a closer look at today’s large cap trading; she’s CNBC’s “Eye on the Floor.”