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Dow Chemical and Kuwaiti company planning joint venture, narrow search for Michigan HQ

September 10, 2008
The Associated Press reports that a spokeswoman for a joint petrochemicals venture between Dow Chemical Co. and a Kuwaiti company says the search is narrowing for a headquarters site in
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FDA agrees that more safety studies are needed for plastic used in baby bottles

September 3, 2008
Government toxicologists have reiterated safety concerns about a Bisphenol, a chemical used in baby bottles and food containers, just weeks after the Food and Drug declared the substance safe, according
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FDA says chemical found in plastic bottles is safe

August 18, 2008
The Associated Press reports that, despite ongoing safety concerns from parents, consumer groups and politicians, a chemical used in baby bottles, canned food and other items is not dangerous, federal
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West Virginia governor, DuPont met over appeal of $196M verdict

August 13, 2008
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin''s office acknowledged that he met twice with DuPont as it planned to appeal a $196 million punitive damage award in a West Virginia pollution case,
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Dow, Kuwait to base joint venture in Michigan

July 21, 2008
Reuters reports that an $11 billion joint plastics venture between Dow Chemical and a unit of Kuwait Petroleum Corp will be based in Michigan, the two companies said in a
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Dow to clean up dioxin in Michigan neighborhood

July 16, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Dow Chemical and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have agreed on a plan requiring the company to clean up dioxin contamination in a Saginaw, Michigan
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Illinois Tool buys Dow''s Trymer; terms undisclosed

July 14, 2008
According to the Associated Press, industrial products and equipment manufacturer Illinois Tool Works Inc. said recently that it acquired Dow Chemical Co.''s Trymer polyisocyanurate rigid foam business. Financial details were
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Ashland to buy Hercules for $2.6 billion

July 11, 2008
According to the Associated Press, chemical company Ashland Inc. said recently it will acquire Hercules Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion. Ashland has agreed to pay Hercules
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Chemtura raising nonylphenol prices next week

July 9, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Chemtura Corp. said recently it is raising prices of nonylphenol, a chemical used in cleaning products, by 14 cents per pound.The price hike, effective for
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Dow Chemical sets more price hikes

June 27, 2008
According to Reuters, Dow Chemical Co, the biggest U.S. chemicals manufacturer, said recently it will boost its prices as much as 25 percent, institute freight surcharges and cut output of
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