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  • Faber Report: Albemarle to acquire Rockwood

    CNBC's David Faber outlines a coming $6.2 billion acquisition in the specialty chemicals industry. Jim Cramer says this company will be a "must own" for many portfolio managers.

  • Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

    General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

  • BASF's Q4 earnings beat estimates

    Hans Engel, BASF Corporation chairman & CEO, discusses the chemical company's fourth quarter results, and weighs in on currency volatility and the impact of the EU probe of subsidies. We produce our own power, says Engel.

  • Dow CEO: We are 'open to all ideas'

    Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, breaks down the chemical company's fourth quarter results and shares his thoughts on Dan Loeb's call to spin-off its petrochemical business.

  • Dow Chemical misses on top and bottom line

    Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, breaks down his company's Q3 earnings, and urges a look at the company's strong cash story and strength in its plastic and U.S. businesses.

  • DuPont's Q3 results in line with consensus: Pro

    Mark Gulley, BGC Financial analyst, breaks down the industrial company's quarterly earnings and weighs in on whether the company is targeted for a break up.

  • Chemical maker Huntsman will buy two businesses from Rockwood that it said will make its pigments business more competitive.

  • Syria: expect a military intervention soon?

    The prospect of a "looming military intervention" from the international community in Syria raises a lot of political and humanitarian concerns reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Hard to prove chemical weapons in Syria: pro

    Dan Kaszeta, managing director at Strongpoint Security, says the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be difficult to prove, due to the nature of the weapon, and that the advantages of using chemical over traditional weapons are very limited.

  • We 'Have to Concentrate on US and China': SABIC CEO

    Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is one of the biggest petrochemical companies in the world. The company's CEO, Mohamed Al-Mady, tells CNBC which regions he's bullish on, and how to best capitalize on the US shale energy revolution.

  • Dow Beats on Earnings But Light on Revenue

    "A divestiture in Europe account for more than half of those revenue differences", said Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, discussing his company's first quarter results.

  • DuPont CEO Deciphers Earnings Beat

    We're cautiously optimistic about the economy," said Ellen Kullman, Chairman & CEO at DuPont, discussing the chemical giant's first quarter numbers and dividend raise.

  • Firefighters conduct search and rescue operations at a destroyed apartment complex near the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

    There was little indication that the Texas facility that had a massive explosion on Thursday posed a danger to the community, according to evaluations by oversight groups.

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    The massive plant explosion in Texas could be beneficial in the long-term to some fertilizer companies, Citigroup said in a research note on Thursday.

  • A Technical Look at the Euro

    Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, gives CNBC a technical look at the euro ahead of Thursday's ECB press conference.

  • DuPont reported lower fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, citing weakness in its performance chemicals and electronics and communications businesses.

  • U.S. executives largely panned the congressional deal to steer America away from the "fiscal cliff," saying Washington wasted an opportunity to address the nation's debt.

  • The boss of paint maker Akzo Nobel has told CNBC he is "excited to be back" after his temporary departure from the firm and has revealed the U.S. arm of the business will be sold off to focus on Europe and high growth markets.

  • Clariant Reduces Full-Year Sales Forecast

    Patrick Jany, CFO at Clariant, explains to CNBC why the company cut its sales forecast for the full year, citing 'further softening' in Europe as the major reason.

  • Cramer: Don’t Focus on the Wrong Things

    The majority of third quarter earnings reports have disappointed Wall Street, but the “Mad Money” host highlighted a few exceptions.