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  • Dow Chemical to cut $1B in costs over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 on track for best 5-day rally since 2011 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    *Results from Broadcom and Yahoo lift tech shares. Tech names were among the biggest advancers a day after both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations. Broadcom shares climbed 6.9 percent to $39.90 while Yahoo was up 5.3 percent at $42.34; the two made up the S&P 500' s top percentage gainers.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in energy prices.

  • Goldman exec: Mixed earnings reflect the economy Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs president and COO Gary Cohn discusses how mixed earnings reflect the broader economy and prospects for U.S. growth.

  • Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins. Rival Dupont has said it plans to shave off $1 billion of annual costs by 2019.. Ethane crackers in North America could maintain their cost advantage status even at $80 oil,...

  • US STOCKS-Earnings lift Wall St for 5th straight day Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    *Results from Broadcom and Yahoo lift tech shares. Tech names were among the market's biggest advancers a day after both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations. Broadcom shares climbed 7.2 percent to $40.01 while Yahoo was up 5.7 percent at $42.47; the two made up the S&P 500' s top percentage gainers.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St on track for 5th straight daily gain Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations, and the stocks were the S&P 500' s two biggest advancers. Broadcom climbed 7 percent to $39.95 while Yahoo was up 6.4 percent at $42.77. Dow Chemical rose 1.6 percent to $48.98 after its results, helping to lift material stocks 0.6 percent.

  • Cramer's Mad Dash: DOW beats     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    Jim Cramer explains what to watch ahead of the open, including Dow Chemical's two-part story, and 3D Systems.

  • Late Tuesday, both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat on revenue. Dow component Boeing edged 0.3 percent higher to $127.50 after its results, while Dow advanced 4 percent to $50.13. Yahoo climbed 5.4 percent to $42.34 while Broadcom added 6.3 percent to $39.70.

  • *Adjusted profit $0.72 per share vs est $0.68. *Revenue up 5 pct at $14.41 billion. Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected profit as margins rose for the ninth straight quarter in its plastics business, its biggest, due to low raw material costs.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    LONDON- European shares slip and the euro hit a one-week low as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. MADRID/ VIENNA- The European Central Bank cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report says at least 11 banks have...

  • Early movers: BA, DOW, SWK, TSLA, YHOO Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 8:41 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.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Boeing Co and Dow Chemical were among the biggest movers of Wednesday's premarket session, with both stocks higher in the wake of strong results. Dow Chemical rose 2.7 percent to $49.50 before the bell after the company also reported better-than-expected earnings, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business...

  • UPDATE 1-Dow Chemical profit beats as plastics sales rise Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the fourth time in a row, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization at the unit, the company's biggest by sales, rose 31 percent to $1.27 billion in...

  • Dow Chemical profit jumps 43 pct as plastics sales rise Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Oct 22- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a 43 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units. Net income available to common shareholders rose to $852 million, or 71 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $594 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. 1/ 8 ID: ID:...

  • DOW's 'self-help' strategy: CEO     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical chairman & CEO, breaks down the chemical company's quarterly numbers. We saw growth across the board, says Liveris.

  • Earnings set to drive markets again Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Earnings news will take center stage Wednesday after another day of strong stock market gains cemented the view that the worst is over.

  • Earnings set to take markets' center stage Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Earnings news will take center stage Wednesday after another day of strong stock market gains cemented the view that the worst is over.

  • The herbicide is approved immediately for use in six states, and the EPA is evaluating expansion to additional states. "EPA has not followed the law," said Greg Loarie, an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law organization that is evaluating legal action to try to stop the commercialization of Enlist Duo. Loarie said EPA also failed to fully...

  • In announcing the decision, EPA said it had thoroughly evaluated the risks, including those for endangered species, that come with what is expected to be a large increase in the use of the chemical agent 2,4- D, which is an active ingredient of Enlist Duo. "EPA has not followed the law," said Greg Loarie, an attorney with Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law...