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  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat head of Yellen; biotechs bounce Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Friday, putting major indexes on track to barely snap a four-session losing streak, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street. What we've done is bounce down to the low end of the recent range set...

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks edged up on Friday, with major indexes trying to avoid falling every day this week, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could make for a volatile close on Wall Street. "Yellen will be the big news of the day, certainly, so I don't expect a lot of movement before that," said...

  • March 27- Dow Chemical Co said it would separate a significant part of its chlorine business and sell it to smaller rival Olin Corp in a tax-efficient deal valued at about $5 billion. The transaction, structured as a Reverse Morris Trust deal, allows Dow to sell its non-core U.S. Gulf Coast chlor-alkali and vinyl, global chlorinated organics and epoxy assets...

  • $5B Dow-Olin deal fails to clarify strategy: Analyst Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    Dow Chemical says it will separate a large part of its chlorine business in a deal that will give it control of Olin Corp.

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks were set to dip at the open on Friday, setting indexes up for a full week of daily declines, as the dollar index added to the previous session's rebound ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. "Yellen will be the big news of the day, certainly, so I don't expect a lot of movement...

  • Wall Street eyes Yellen, GDP Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as Wall Street attempted to halt this week's losses.

  • March 27- Dow Chemical Co said it would separate most of its chlorine business and sell it to smaller rival Olin Corp in a tax-efficient deal valued at about $5 billion. The transaction, structured as a Reverse Morris Trust deal, allows Dow to sell its non-core U.S. Gulf Coast chlor-alkali and vinyl, chlorinated organics and epoxy assets without having to pay taxes.

  • Need more details on Dow Chemical deal: Analyst   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Need more details on Dow Chemical deal: Analyst

    Mark Connelly, CLSA, provides reaction to Dow Chemical spinning off its unit and merge it with Olin Corporation.

  • Early movers: DOW, BBRY, GME, RH, YHOO & more Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

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

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, setting indexes up for a full week of daily declines, as the dollar index added to the previous session's rebound ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *Dow Chemical shares jumped near 8 percent in premarket trading after it announced the...

  • Dow Chemical to take control of Olin Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    March 27- Dow Chemical Co said it would separate a large part of its chlorine business and merge it with Olin Corp in a deal that will give Dow control of Olin.

  • March 13- DuPont rejected hedge fund Trian Fund Management LP's proposal to add two nominees each to the chemical conglomerate's board and the board of a unit the company plans to spin off, in a letter to activist investor Nelson Peltz. Direct representation by a Trian principal cannot result in a "mutually acceptable resolution," DuPont said in the letter, which...

  • Why a nasty insect is getting the EPA's attention Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    An ear of corn hangs in a field outside Tiskilwa, Ill.

    A destructive insect's growing resistance to genetically modified corn seeds is costing American farmers as much as $2 billion annually.

  • March 12- Activist investor Nelson Peltz told CNBC on Thursday that he was willing to accept two seats on DuPont's board, including one for himself, which is double the number the chemical conglomerate is willing to give his hedge fund. Peltz and Trian Fund Management LP, engaged in a proxy battle with DuPont for the past six months, also want to nominate two people...

  • Hunger for welders fuels community college demand Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    C.J. Molina, center, a veteran and father of four, takes a graveyard-shift welding class at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, Jan. 27, 2015.

    The demand has created an unusually close partnership between the energy industry and community colleges to train people for disappearing skills. The NYT reports.

  • Cramer Remix: Where's the Nasdaq bubble? Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    As Apple hits new highs, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is betting on it to lift the Nasdaq.

  • Cramer: Dow's back, baby. And still a bargain! Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    This chemical company has made all the right moves to decouple itself from oil prices, and Jim Cramer sees dollar signs in the future.

  • India's Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    A worker harvests onions on a farm near Umrana, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

    Modi is looking to reverse India's effective ban on genetically modified food crop trials in a bid to boost the country's dismal farm productivity.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 22- On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified food crops. India placed a moratorium on GM aubergine in 2010 fearing the effect on food safety and biodiversity.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- One goal for U.N. climate talks is to stop industry fleeing Europe to escape regulatory costs, a Dow Chemical director said on Wednesday, adding there was no need to intervene in the EU carbon market to drive up prices. The European Union has sought to lead efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions with its Emissions Trading System, the world's...