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  • HOUSTON, Nov 19- Four workers who died on Saturday at a DuPont and Co plant in Texas were accidentally asphyxiated by chemicals, the coroner's office said on Wednesday, another finding that suggests the victims were not wearing full safety equipment. A DuPont spokesman declined to say if the victims were caught by surprise by the chemical or sent to repair a leak...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 95 or 1.9 percent, to $52.07. DuPont Co. rose$. 69 or 1.0 percent, to $71.16.

  • Wrongful death suit filed in Texas chemical leak Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston- area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. The lawsuit filed Monday in Houston names E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., plus the manager of the plant in La Porte. Three other workers, including Gilbert Tisnado's brother, Robert Tisnado, also died during...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 53 or 1.0 percent, to $51.65. DuPont Co. rose$. 71 or 1.0 percent, to $71.18.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $50.93. DuPont Co. rose$. 40 or. 6 percent, to $70.87.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $51.12. DuPont Co. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $70.47.

  • The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...

  • Chemical plant had some environmental violations Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    LA PORTE, Texas— State records show dozens of minor or moderate state environmental violations since 2009 at a Houston- area DuPont chemical plant where four people died from toxic fumes over the weekend. The plant, however, which covers 600 acres along the Houston Ship Channel in LaPorte and has operated since 1956, has received a satisfactory rating from the...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 51 or 1.0 percent, to $50.87. DuPont Co. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $70.47.

  • Armyworm resistance to GMO crops seen in U.S. -study Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    The evolution of insect resistance "is a great threat" long- term to the sustainability of the GMO crop biotechnology that has become a highly valued tool for many U.S. farmers, according to Fangneng Huang, an entomologist at Louisiana State University and lead researcher for a three-year study. The research documents resistance by fall armyworms in the...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $51.20. DuPont Co. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $70.57.

  • HOUSTON, Nov 16- Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board were headed on Sunday to a DuPont and Co plant in LaPorte, Texas, to begin a probe of a chemical leak that killed four workers. Two of the dead workers were identified as brothers Robert and Gilbert Tisnado, according to Houston television station KTRK. A fifth worker was taken to an area hospital and...

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    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama defends the transparency of his signature healthcare law after a White House adviser on the reform said the law passed, in part, because of the "stupidity" of American voters. ALLERGAN, ACTAVIS NEAR DEAL, ANNOUNCEMENT AS EARLY AS MONDAY. NEW YORK- Allergan nears a deal to merge with Actavis Plc, with an announcement coming as soon as...

  • Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    LA PORTE, Texas— DuPont officials said Sunday it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. Company spokesman Aaron Woods said DuPont is investigating the cause of the leak of methyl mercaptan at a plant in La Porte. A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 16- Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board were headed on Sunday to a DuPont and Co plant in LaPorte, Texas, to begin a probe of a chemical leak that killed four workers. Two of the dead workers were identified as brothers Robert and Gilbert Tisnado, according to Houston television station KTRK. A DuPont representative was not immediately...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.41 or 2.8 percent, to $51.37. DuPont Co. rose$. 25 or. 4 percent, to $70.80.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $50.63. DuPont Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $70.68.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 73 or 1.5 percent, to $50.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 41 or. 6 percent, to $70.96.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $49.96. DuPont Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $70.55.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $49.85. DuPont Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $70.53.