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NYC Court Rejects Agent Orange Claims

February 25, 2008
According to the Associated Press, a federal appeals court recently rejected an effort by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange to reinstate claims that U.S. companies committed war crimes by making
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Court OKs Class-Action in Dow Case

January 28, 2008
The Associated Press has reported that the Michigan Court of Appeals has signed off on giving residents class-action status in their lawsuit against Dow Chemical Co. over dioxin contamination.About 2,000
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Eastman Chemical sells European plants to Indorama for $330 million

January 7, 2008
Coating, plastics and chemical maker Eastman Chemical Co. has agreed to sell two European plants to Indonesia''s Indorama Group for about $330 million, the Associated Press reports. The deal is
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Dow Chemical to cut 1,000 jobs

December 10, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. is cutting 1,000 jobs, or about 2.3 percent of its workforce, as part of a plan to rid itself of underperforming businesses and boost its global efficiency,
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EU fines four chemical companies $350 million for running rubber

December 10, 2007
European Union regulators levied about $350 million in fines against DuPont and three other chemical companies for fixing the price of a type of rubber used to make shoe soles,
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EPA finds Dow Chemical violations

November 12, 2007
According to the Associated Press, the Environmental Protection Agency found potential clean-air and hazardous waste violations at Dow Chemical Co.''s Midland, Mich. facility. EPA issued a finding of violation under
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EU regulators clear Basell bid for Lyondell

November 5, 2007
European Union antitrust regulators cleared Basell''s $12.6 billion acquisition of its U.S. rival Lyondell Chemical Co., a deal that will create one of the world''s largest chemical companies, according to
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Dow Chemical to negotiate settlement with EPA over dioxin

October 22, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to negotiate a settlement over dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system, the Environmental Protection Agency said recently. The EPA
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Rohm & Haas CFO sells stock

October 12, 2007
The Associated Press reports that the chief financial officer of chemical maker Rohm & Haas Co. sold 3,333 shares of stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. In
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Sealed Air buys Dow Chemical''s Ethafoam

October 1, 2007
Packaging products maker Sealed Air Corp., which makes Bubble Wrap, is buying The Dow Chemical Co.''s Ethafoam foam packaging line, the Associated Press reports. The sale is likely to affect
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