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  • *AOL jumps to 15- month high on Verizon's $4.4 bln offer. "You can't have a dramatic move in such a significant part of the capital market without creating ripples elsewhere," said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. AOL shares jumped as much as 19.1 percent to $50.75, a 15- month high, after Verizon Communications said it would buy the...

  • *Cash-and-share offer at 449 Sfr rebuffed by Syngenta. *Syngenta flags deal risks, including from regulators. LONDON, May 8- Major investors in Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta are confident a deal with Monsanto will come off if the U.S. firm ups its initial $45 billion bid by at least 10 percent.

  • *Syngenta turns down Monsanto offer of 449 Swiss francs/ share. ZURICH/ LONDON, May 8- Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not fully take into account regulatory risks. "The offer fundamentally undervalues Syngenta's prospects and underestimates the...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 8- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, May 7- Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal that would create an industry behemoth with combined sales of more than $31 billion, three sources familiar with the matter said. Swiss crop chemicals maker Syngenta is working with Goldman Sachs to assess the merits of a sale to the...

  • Dow’s auditor alleged ex-CEO misused company funds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow Chemical Co.

    Former Dow CEO Andrew Liveris is accused of using his position to finance his lifestyle and boosting a charity that burnished his fame in Greece.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who often moves a stock simply by speaking its name, on Monday kicked off the year's most prominent investment conference by laying out a case against oil frackers, arguing these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Einhorn, who often unveils so-called short-bets...

  • Here are Leon Cooperman's long picks Monday, 4 May 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Leon Cooperman

    Leon Cooperman laid out his "best ideas" list, saying he's long on a handful of large-cap stocks and one "cigar butt stock."

  • Dow Chemical to cut up to 1,750 jobs Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    May 4- Dow Chemical Co said it would cut 1,500 to 1,750 jobs, or as much as 3 percent of its global workforce, as part of a broader plan to reduce costs by $1 billion over three years.

  • Dow Chemical to cut 3% of global workforce Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Dow Chemical said it would cut 1,500 to 1,750 jobs, or as much as 3 percent of its global workforce.

  • April 30- Dow Chemical Co said it would sell its AgroFresh unit, which makes chemicals that keep farm produce fresh, for $860 million as part of a plan to divest less-lucrative units. The company said it was selling the business to Boulevard Acquisition Corp, a blank-check company formed by investment firm Avenue Capital Group. AgroFresh's specialty chemical...

  • *Q1 adj EBIT down 2 pct at 2.07 bln eur vs 2.0 bln poll avg. FRANKFURT, April 30- Germany's BASF expects a slide in earnings at its Wintershall oil and gas unit brought on by lower oil prices to cancel out gains at its basic petrochemicals and crop protection businesses this year. Its earnings before interest and tax, adjusted for one-off items, slipped 2 percent in the...

  • A motion filed Monday seeks to add nine states where the EPA approved the herbicide for use on April 1. The substance has been linked to Parkinson's disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and reproductive problems, said a statement by plaintiff Center for Food Safety. The stay motion focuses on what Achitoff said was EPA's failure, prior to registering the herbicide for...

  • U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:46 AM ET

    April 29- A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.

  • Strong dollar continues to plague earnings Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    3M

    The big story for earnings season is continuing to play out: The strong dollar is notably affecting revenues for multinationals.

  • *Q1 net income $1.18/ share vs $0.79 year earlier. April 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as its focus on high-margin businesses that cater to packaging and electronics industries helped balance the impact of a strong dollar. Dow, which has been shedding its low-margin commodity businesses, said in March it would sell parts...

  • Earnings show Dow built to handle volatility: CEO Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Dow reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins in five of its six units.

  • Early movers: PBR, MMM, CAT & more Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • UPDATE 1-Dow profit beats estimates as margins expand Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:35 AM ET

    April 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins in five of its six units. Net income available to shareholders rose to $1.39 billion, or $1.18 per share, in the quarter ended March 31, from $964 million, or 79 cents per share, a year earlier. Up to Wednesday's close of $50.02 on the New York Stock Exchange, Dow's...

  • Dow Chemical CEO: Our portfolio suits 'new China'   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    Dow Chemical CEO: Our portfolio suits 'new China'

    Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on finding growth amid geopolitical and global uncertainty.