Europe's Total, under pressure from shareholders to improve its cash flow and raise dividends, is looking to sell Blu-Tack maker Bostik.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.
"Rather than be picked apart on a state-by-state basis, with different regulations, we needed to have a coherent and cohesive federal system," said Anne Kolton, spokeswoman for the American Chemistry Council.
LONDON, Sept 9- Europe's second-biggest oil company Total, under pressure from shareholders to improve its cash flow and raise dividends, is looking to sell Blu-Tack maker Bostik, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co and medical equipment makers CareFusion Corp and C.R. Bard Inc are among the companies exploring a potential deal for ConvaTec, the people said. CareFusion, with a market capitalization of $9 billion, and C.R. Bard, with $11.2 billion, would both be able to achieve an inversion if they use their own stock to pay for ConvaTec.
Aug 13- When Amazon.com Inc was developing its most advanced tablet to date, it asked a little-known company to solve a tricky problem with the screen: how to produce rich colors without draining battery life.
July 25- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession.
Flash manufacturing data came in mostly stronger than expected, but a mixed report from Caterpillar tempered hopes.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, ahead of one of the heaviest days for U.S. and European second-quarter earnings.
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Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday as profit-taking offset a record close on Wall Street overnight.
NEW YORK, July 11- General Electric Co's second-quarter earnings report next Friday comes soon after it prevailed in a two-month fight to acquire the power assets of France's Alstom.
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WASHINGTON, May 28- A U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants is likely to come under attack this summer by industry opponents in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia could decide whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.
WASHINGTON, May 28- This summer is likely to see a series of attacks by industry opponents of a U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia may determine whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.
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