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Huntsman reaches settlement with banks for $1.73 billion

June 24, 2009
Huntsman Corporation announced it has reached an agreement with Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank to settle Huntsman''s claims and end the ongoing trial against them in Texas state court for
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Afton Chemical launches new cold flow improvers

June 3, 2009
Afton Chemical Corporation, with over 85 years of experience in fuel additive research and development, announced the launch of the next generation of Cold Flow Improvers for diesel fuels. In
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DuPont sues BASF over herbicide patents

June 1, 2009
According to MarketWatch, Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont Co., has filed a lawsuit charging BASF with infringing four patents tied to a class of herbicides. In a statement on Monday, DuPont said
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Wisconsin chemical plant fire chases people from homes

May 13, 2009
According to the Associated Press, a fire broke out at a chemical plant triggering explosions and forcing the evacuation of about 140 homes. The blaze at a warehouse of the
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W.R. Grace, three execs acquitted in asbestos case

May 11, 2009
W.R. Grace & Co. and three former executives were acquitted of federal charges that they knowingly allowed residents of the northwestern Montana town of Libby to be exposed to asbestos
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Monsanto files patent lawsuit against DuPont

May 6, 2009
According to the Associated Press, Monsanto Co. has filed a federal lawsuit against DuPont and its subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., claiming unlawful use of Monsanto''s proprietary Roundup Ready herbicide
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Chemical makers top forecast as agriculture shines

May 4, 2009
Booming demand for agriculture products helped chemical companies BASF and Dow Chemical Co record better than expected quarterly profits, reports Reuters. Those companies have been forced to cut costs as
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DuPont shareholders reject say on pay

April 29, 2009
The Associated Press reports that DuPont Co. shareholders have narrowly rejected a proposal that would have given investors in the chemical manufacturing company a non-binding vote each year on executive
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W.R. Grace loses $40 million, sheds jobs

April 27, 2009
Global chemicals maker W.R. Grace & Co. swung to a nearly $40 million loss for the first three months of the year, a drop the company attributed in part
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Invista to pay $500 million to clean up facilities

April 15, 2009
According to the Associated Press, textile and chemical maker Invista will pay an estimated $500 million to correct environmental violations at 12 former DuPont facilities in seven states. The cleanup
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