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  • Nov 12- Shares of vehicle paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, sold by chemical maker DuPont to Carlyle Group LP last year, rose as much as 7.4 percent in their trading debut, valuing the company at about $4.8 billion. The stock touched a high of $20.94 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The offering was priced at $19.50 per share, at the...

  • Nov 12- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, increased its dividend and said it would buy back shares worth $5 billion, more than doubling its share repurchase program. Dow, which is being pushed by hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to split up, said it would complete its previous $4.5 billion share repurchase program by the end of the year.

  • Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating's IPO raises $975 mln Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 6:38 PM ET

    Nov 11- Paint company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd's initial public offering raised about $975 million after its enlarged offering was priced at $19.50 per share, at the midpoint of its expected price range. The selling stockholders, including affiliates of Carlyle Group LP, sold 50 million shares. Philadelphia- based Axalta, the Dupont unit which Carlyle bought...

  • The Iowa- based agricultural seed and chemical unit of DuPont this autumn harvested its first test crops of GMO corn in China in six years after lengthy efforts to win government approval for the new field trials. The company is pressing ahead while Monsanto Co is retreating from efforts to grow GMO crops in China amid mounting frustrations within the U.S. seed...

  • While manufacturers such as DuPont and Lakeland Industries Inc have increased production capacity, some are unable to keep up. DuPont has more than tripled its production, first to address the "unprecedented level of demand" in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, DuPont spokeswoman Sandra James said by email. DuPont is prioritizing orders for people in direct...

  • Nov 5- The defeat of twin measures in Oregon and Colorado that would have required labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients sets the stage for a battle over the issue in the nation's capital, both sides of the debate said on Wednesday. The Oregon measure lost 49 to 51 percent, according to unofficial results reported by the Oregon Secretary of...

  • The high court's action means that an appeals court ruling that threw out a $919.9 million jury verdict that DuPont won against Kolon Industries Inc and ordered a new trial stays intact. South Korea- based Kolon had sought high court review over the judge recusal issue because the appeals court had left undisturbed various preliminary rulings that favored...

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have fans, critics Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    China has recently slowed its process for allowing imports of certain types of GMO corn and rejected millions of dollars worth of U.S. corn shipments. *GMO crop developers and other backers say many scientific studies show the crops are safe, and the USDA promotes the crops as a means to enhancing global food security. The last import approval for a GMO grain was...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Chad Holliday, the former chairman of Bank of America and DuPont widely credited for his sustainable energy vision, will become the first American chairman at Royal Dutch Shell, an oil major with tense relations with green groups. An engineer by education, Holliday spent most of his career at DuPont, having joined the U.S. chemical giant in 1970 and...

  • *Orbital Sciences slumps after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, adding to their earlier declines after the Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program, as had been expected. The U.S. central bank ended its quantitative easing program of bond purchases, which at its peak pumped $85 billion a month into the financial...

  • *Orbital Sciences halted after rocket explosion. DuPont lost 1.4 percent to $67.03 and was the largest drag on the S&P materials sector after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. DuPont, down 2 percent at $66.62, was the largest drag on the materials sector of the S&P 500 after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • FACTBOX-GMO crops have history of controversy Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Oct 29- Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops. On Nov. 4, voters in Oregon and Colorado will weigh in on proposed laws that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops and sold in those states to be labeled...

  • Oct 28- DuPont said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together after higher operating margins in five of its seven units helped the company report a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its agriculture, nutrition and health, and industrial biosciences...

  • Early Movers: DD, PFE, AET, TWTR, MSG, WMT & more Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Oct 28- DuPont's third-quarter profit scraped past the average analyst estimate as the company's cost-cutting efforts helped to boost operating margins in five of its seven businesses. DuPont has unveiled plans to cut $1 billion in annual costs by 2019. The company is also spinning off its performance chemicals business, which makes materials such as...

  • DuPont profit jumps 52 pct as margins improve Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Oct 28- DuPont, the biggest U.S. chemicals producer by market value, reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses. Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $433 million, or 47 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $285 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell 3 percent to...

  • DuPont profit jumps as margins improve Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.

  • Oil and earnings the main attractions (for now) Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

    As markets await Fed's move to end the quantitative easing program when it releases its statement Wednesday, traders keep eyes on oil and earnings.

  • What traders are watching while they wait for the Fed Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:38 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 15, 2014.

    As markets await Fed's move to end the quantitative easing program when it releases its statement Wednesday, traders keep eyes on oil and earnings.