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  • Sept 22- Specialty chemicals maker Ashland Inc said it will spin off its engine lubricants unit into a publicly traded company, Valvoline, to focus on its higher margin businesses. Ashland's businesses generated about $3.6 billion in sales for the year ended June 30, while Valvoline's sales amounted to $2 billion, the company said in a statement.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 10- German speciality chemicals company Lanxess is in talks to put its main synthetic rubber business into a joint venture with petrochemicals group Ineos, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Lanxess has also held talks with Saudi Arabian Oil Company and Russia's NKNK and Sibur, but negotiations over the sale of a stake or pooling...

  • LONDON, June 4- Johnson Matthey, the world's largest autocatalysts maker, said on Thursday that it expects its performance to improve in the next financial year as it posted a small increase in annual profit, helped by higher sales of catalysts in Europe. "In 2015/ 16, Johnson Matthey's continuing businesses are expected to deliver good underlying growth... we...

  • 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.

  • Refinery strike widens to include largest U.S. refinery Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Members of the United Steelworkers Union and other supporting unions picket outside the BP refinery on February 10, 2015 in Whiting, Indiana.

    The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.

  • Trian's Peltz escalates campaign to break up DuPont Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz

    Activist investor Nelson Peltz stepped up his fight to break up the company, as his Trian Fund nominated himself and three other members to the board.

  • 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.

  • Clariant CFO: Repositioned for Higher Profitability Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
    Clariant CFO: Repositioned for Higher Profitability

    Patrick Jany, CFO of Swiss specialty chemicals firm, Clariant, tells CNBC that the company had a good fourth quarter and are progressing on the operational side and their portfolio.

  • Cramer Interviews PPG Industries' CEO Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 6:42 PM ET

    Chuck Bunch, CEO of PPG Industries, speaks about his company's future prospects.

  • Despite Poor Economic News, PPG Eyes Bright Future Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    CEO Charles Bunch told Cramer he expects a "solid economic picture" going forward.

  • Is This a Defensive Stock That Actually Works? Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Find out why Cramer says it is.

  • Airgas CEO on Earnings Beat Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 7:03 PM ET

    Peter McCausland, CEO of Airgas, spoke with Cramer about the company's strong fourth-quarter results.

  • Halftime: Top 7 Plays on the Weak Dollar Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders highlight U.S. companies benefiting from pricing power that comes with a weak U.S. dollar.