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3 hrs ago | WebWire

Air Products Again Recognized for Sustainability Leadership by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Air Products has again achieved a leadership position among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2014/2015, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability performance. Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which places it among the top 20 percent of companies in its industry in North America.

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Related Topix: Air Products and Chemicals

7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

One Put, One Call Option To Know About for Exxon Mobil

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Exxon Mobil Corp. . So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the January 2017 expiration for XOM.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Financial Markets

9 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Cargill launching data-analysis service for farmers

Cargill Inc. is developing a software service that guides farmers on how to plant crops, a foray that pits the agricultural conglomerate against a host of rivals seeking to harvest reams of data to sell "prescriptive planting" technology in North America. Wayzata-based Cargill began selling the service in two U.S. states, Minnesota and South Dakota, this summer and plans a broader push over the next several years as it seeks to help farmers produce larger crops and navigate weather shifts, officials said.

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Related Topix: Food, Cargill, Agriculture, Science, CPU, Science / Technology, Monsanto, Missouri

9 hrs ago | Fox News

Eastman Chemical to Buy Taminco for $1.8 Billion

M&A activity slowed down slightly over the summer, but the first eight months of 2014 still produced more completed deals compared to the same period a year ago. Nearly 1500 deals were completed through August of this year, with a total value of about $195 billion.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Eastman Chemical, Business News

9 hrs ago | Plastics News

BASF analyzes products based on sustainability potential

The Ludwigshafen, Germany-based group said the Sustainable Solution Steering method was used to "systematically review and evaluate the sustainability aspects of the approximately 50,000 relevant product applications" in its portfolio, which generated annual sales of 56 billion euros . BASF said it had analyzed more than 80 percent of its portfolio in the last three years, with data concluding how a given product contributed to cost effectiveness and resource conservation.

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Related Topix: Basf Ag, BASF

13 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Dupont Nice But Boring, While Eastman Chemicals Provides Twice The Return On Cash

Since they are about equal in terms of yield, it comes down to ROA; Eastman is cheaper, and hence the better alternative. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company as a company is very boring, even though it has a pretty decent yield.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Startups, Innovalight, Eastman Chemical

17 hrs ago | Chemical and Engineering News

FMC Changes Course

In a surprise change of direction, FMC has found a new way to focus on agriculture while getting rid of an unwanted commodity chemical business. The Philadelphia-based company has agreed to purchase the Danish crop protection chemicals maker Cheminova for $1.8 billion.

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Related Topix: FMC, Agriculture, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

PR-inside.com

New Market Research Report: BASF Corporation - Alternative Energy - Deals and Alliances Profile

Its product portfolio includes petrochemicals, monomers, intermediates, dispersions and pigments, care chemicals, nutrition and health products, paper chemicals, performance chemicals; catalysts, construction chemicals, coating, performance materials and crop protection products. BASF serves aerospace, mass transit, wind energy, chemical, automotive, agriculture, construction, personal care, health and nutrition, and packaging industries.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, BASF Corp, Alternative Energy, Energy, Medicine, Nutrition, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Florham Park, NJ

MSN Money

Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility

Cargill Inc's [CARG.UL] lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets. Trading giant Cargill said in court documents on Friday that it had lost more than $90 million because Syngenta sold Agrisure Viptera corn, known as MIR 162, to U.S. farmers without first obtaining import approval from China, which has turned away boatloads of U.S. crops containing the variety over the past year.

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Related Topix: Food, Cargill, Syngenta AG, Agriculture, Science, ADM

Korea Herald

LG Chem develops world's fir...

LG Chem has developed the world's first OLED light panel with high luminous efficacy and long-lasting performance that can compete with LED lights. The industrial materials giant said Thursday that its OLED light panel has an efficacy rate of 100 lumens per watt that can last about 40,000 hours.

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Seeking Alpha

Methanex Corp. Is A Market Leader With Potential To Unlock Value

Summary: The current stock price for Methanex Corporation provides a solid entry point for investors. Declining methanol prices and a plant shutdown in Egypt created a stock pullback from recent highs.

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Related Topix: Methanex, Marketing

Seeking Alpha

GE Sells Appliance Division; Long-Term Play Becomes Clearer

In its latest strategic move, GE announced it was selling off its appliance division to Electrolux for $3.3 billion. While not unprofitable, the division earned less than 4% of GE's total $146 billion; GE will focus on more profitable and larger growth sectors, such as energy .

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Related Topix: Honeywell International, Manufacturing, 3M, Aerospace-Defense, Honeywell, General Electric, Financial Services, TV, Electronics, Jack Welch

China Daily

Chinese plant joins US firm in fuel ingredient production

UOP LLC, a subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., is working with a Chinese petrochemical company to provide new technology in the production of a key fuel ingredient, the company announced. The Illinois-based firm has been selected by the Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Company for its Oleflex technology to make isobutylene, a component used in making high-octane fuel and synthetic rubber.

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Related Topix: UOP LLC, Honeywell International, Aerospace-Defense

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Bracknell News

Top physicist Brian Box opens 3M's new innovation centre in Bracknell

A TOP physicist and TV presenter has said Bracknell is now "on the map" for cutting-edge technology after opening a new innovation centre. Popular science presenter and former member of pop group D:Ream, Professor Brian Cox was guest of honour at the official opening of technology firm 3M's new customer innovation centre at its base in the Western Industrial Area last Thursday.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M

The Advocate

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The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awards, recognizing contractors who invest in workforce development programs that include recruitment, assessment, training, career path development and retention of employees. The GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Most Valuable Plant award was presented to BASF Corp. and The Dow Chemical Co.-Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, BASF Corp

Post Register

More farmers are now using social media

"We have a limited supply of aronia berries right now. We will probably sell out tomorrow.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Agriculture, Science, Hawkins, Bloomington, ID, Life, Food, Vegetables

Dallas Morning News

Exxon's $700 million Russian Arctic oil well hangs on sanctions

Exxon Mobil Corp.'s work on a $700 million Arctic well in Russia could be stopped before it's finished under new U.S. and European Union sanctions that outlaw the drilling partnership. New sanctions ban U.S. and EU companies from working with Russian officials or companies to find or produce crude from deep seas, shale fields or the Arctic.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Vladimir Putin

Business Wire

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BRAG to Honor Edward Enninful, Shawuan Johnson, Boris Kodjoe, Patrick Kodjoe & James G. Brown, Jr. at the 44th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala )--Today, BRAG announced three exceptional honorees for the organization's 44th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala.

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Related Topix: Praxair, LTC Properties, Real Estate, Insurance, MetLife

Seeking Alpha

Priceline: Value And Growth At A Reasonable Price

Priceline's shares have started to trend negative on little news-- is this an opportunity or a sign of something more ominous? With all the hoopla surrounding Apple and Gilead , the impending Alibaba IPO, and other hot IPOs like GoPro and Pollo Loco even, the market seems to be doing pretty well overall. Yet the major indices declined over the past week or so, and there appears to be increasing heterogeneity in certain industries.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Apple, Biotech, Startups, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets, Monsanto, SanofiSynthlabo

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Forbes.com

How Does Exxon Plan To Tap The Growth In Global Chemicals Demand?

Chemicals are used in a wide variety of products and play an important role in the world economy. Plastics and other petrochemicals form an integral part of most of the manufactured products we use today.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Baytown, TX, Mont Belvieu, TX, Financial Markets

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