NEW YORK-- Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.6 percent, to $41.43. DuPont Co. rose$. 29 or. 5 percent, to $60.24.» Read More
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 said it will not participate in the Army's plan to dispose of wastewater from the destruction of the deadly nerve agent VX.
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.”