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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

BASF Lifted by Specialty Chemicals

German chemicals giant BASF SE said Thursday that second-quarter net profit jumped 12%, boosted by its industrial and specialty chemicals division, despite a deteriorating global economic outlook and heightened geopolitical risks.

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Related Topix: Basf Ag, Functional, Inc

6 hrs ago | AME Info

Rolta wins multi-million dollar follow-on award for engineering systems for Sadara, Saudi Arabia

Rolta International Inc., announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Sadara Chemical Company to implement a comprehensive Engineering System at its complex, which will be the world's largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical

Wed Jul 23, 2014

TheStreet.com

Why Hexcel (HXL) Stock Declined Today

The 2.4 million shares that were traded today was three times more than the company's three month daily average..

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Related Topix: Electronics, Manufacturing, Hexcel, Financial Markets

KWBU-TV Waco

Could Medicaid Expansion Boost the Texas Economy?

A new study from Families USA suggests taxi drivers are among the 1.5 million Texans who would get health insurance if Texas expanded Medicaid eligibility.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Hawkins

The Washington Post

Buffett Faces End of $255 Million a Year From Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical Co. shares rallied past $53.72 today for the first time in nine years.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Rohm and Haas, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Midland, MI

Business Journal

W.R. Grace acquisitions boost sales in second quarter

W.R. Grace & Co.' s late-2013 acquisition of Dow Chemical Co.' s polypropylene licensing and catalyst unit boosted profit in the second quarter, helping the chemical maker beat Wall Street's expectations.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, W R Grace

The Modesto Bee

Dow Chemical 2Q profit drops, revenue rises

The specialty chemical company's earnings after preferred stock dividends dropped to $882 million, or 73 cents per share, from $2.34 billion, or $1.87 per share, a year ago.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, Midland, MI, Business News

The Daily Star

Saudi bourse surges on plan to open market to FDI

File - Brokers monitor a screen displaying stock market index at an investment bank in Riyadh, June 9, 2013.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Financial Markets, Saudi Basic Industries

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Exxon Mobil says it will follow new anti-bias rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Freshnews

3M Introduces the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier

The new 3M Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier, the first in a series of chromatography and membrane chromatographic products, combines three unique 3M technologies - advanced polymer materials, fine fiber nonwovens, and membranes - to deliver an all-synthetic clarifying product line containing both a novel anion exchange nonwoven media, and a fine ... (more)

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M

NewsOK.com

Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn't saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Minyanville

As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia.

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Related Topix: ExxonMobil Chemical, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, BP plc, Oil & Gas, Exxon Mobil, Energy, Vladimir Putin

The Mac Observer

Petition Demands Samsung Improve Factory Conditions, 40K Signatures

A petition at The Petition Site is being circulated that demands Samsung improve working conditions at its Chinese factories .

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Related Topix: Samsung Group, Electronics, Semiconductors

Business Journal

Praxair set for Tonawanda expansion

Praxair Inc. will invest $38.7 million to expand and modernize its Praxair Technology Center in the town of Tonawanda.

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Related Topix: Praxair

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

Sterile injectables M&A could indicate return to in-house production

Drugmakers are bringing sterile injectables capacity back in-house according to a Frost & Sullivan analyst, who says industry risk aversion is the key driver.

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Related Topix: Consulting, Frost and Sullivan, Sun Chemical, Billerica, MA, Outsourcing

JD Supra

Marubeni: FCPA Repeat Offender

In this era of aggressive FCPA enforcement, there are critics who have suggested that the Department of Justice should concentrate its prosecutions on individuals rather than imposing ever-increasing criminal fines on corporations.

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Related Topix: Marubeni, Food, Grocery, US News

Reuters

UPDATE 1-DuPont forecast misses expectations as farm sales weigh

Chemicals maker DuPont forecast weaker-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter after weak agriculture sales constrained both profit and revenue.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours

The TTABlog

Fame of 'POST-IT' Mark Yields 2(d) Opposition Victory over 'FLAG-IT!'

Opposer 3M stuck it to Applicant Professional Gallery, Inc. in this opposition to registration of the mark FLAG-IT! for "adhesive-backed labels; adhesive-backed plastic film designating signatory action."

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M, MMM

RTE.ie

Time Warner moves to block any quick takeover

Time Warner's board has moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Computers, Media, Air Products and Chemicals

Mon Jul 21, 2014

TheStreet.com

Why TETRA Technologies (TTI) Stock Is Gaining Today

The expansion is expected to allow Compressco to operate in the compression market at a broader level, the company added.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Tetra Technologies, Financial Markets

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