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Total, Arkema Lose EU Appeals of Cartel Fine

Bloomberg reports that Total SA, Europe’s largest refiner, and its former subsidiary Arkema SA, lost European Union court appeals against a 78.6 million-euro ($112 million) fine levied for unlawful price-fixing
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Union Carbide $322 Million Asbestos Verdict Put on Hold

According to Bloomberg, a $322 million jury verdict against Dow Chemical’s Union Carbide unit and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. was put on hold while the Mississippi Supreme Court considers whether
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Air Products to Build Solar Farm

According to Zacks Equity Research, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. plans to build a 12-acre solar farm at its corporate headquarters in Allentown, capable of generating 2 MW of electricity.
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Dow Chemical Spent $2.2 Million on First Quarter Lobbying

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Association Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. spent $2.2 million in the first quarter to lobby the government on issues ranging from trade to energy efficiency,
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Dow Chemical Form Joint Venture to Make Battery Electrolytes

According to the Associated Press, Dow Chemical Co. and Japanese chemical company Ube Industries Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries, which are
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SEC Investigates Monsanto Distributor Program

According to bizjournals.com, federal regulators are investigating Monsanto over a now discontinued incentive program for distributors who sell the Creve Coeur company’s herbicide Roundup to farmers. Monsanto has received a
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J&J Recalls Tylenol Extra Strength Pills

Johnson & Johnson announced another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical, according to the Associated Press. The company''s McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is
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Plastics Maker Trinseo Files for $400 Million IPO

The Associated Press reports that a former division of Dow Chemical Co. acquired by private equity firm Bain Capital a year ago, wants to return to the public markets. Dow
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Eastman to Buy Sterling Chemicals

Zacks Equity Research reports that Eastman Chemical Company will acquire Sterling Chemicals Inc. for $100 million in cash in order to boost its plasticizer product line. The deal is expected
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PolyOne Distribution Expands Into Asia

PRNewswire reports, PolyOne Corporation announced that it will open a new polymer distribution warehouse and sales facility in July in Shanghai, China. This marks the first entry point for PolyOne
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