Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said Friday the groundwork for a deal with DuPont had already been laid out.
Dow Chemical and DuPont are expected to announce a merger of equals by Thursday, sources told CNBC.
Dow reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins in five of its six units.
The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.
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 reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.
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.
Chuck Bunch, CEO of PPG Industries, speaks about his company's future prospects.
CEO Charles Bunch told Cramer he expects a "solid economic picture" going forward.
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Peter McCausland, CEO of Airgas, spoke with Cramer about the company's strong fourth-quarter results.
The "Fast Money" traders highlight U.S. companies benefiting from pricing power that comes with a weak U.S. dollar.