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By Houston Chronicle | February 16, 1995
HOUSTON -- A jury found Dow Chemical Co. partially liable yesterday in a breast-implant injury case, the first time the industry giant has been held responsible in any legal action over the silicone devices."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry. It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of gum - the type known as hydrocolloids, which hold the ingredients in your ranch dressing together and influence the way food feels in your mouth. The natural additives give many products their texture and consistency. "Just about anything you buy in the grocery store needs some level of it," said Greg Andon, the company's president.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 19, 1997
A state jury in Louisiana decided yesterday that the Dow Chemical Co. had knowingly deceived women by hiding information about the health risks of silicone used in breast implants.The New Orleans jury, which is hearing the first class-action lawsuit brought against a company involved in the breast implant industry, also found that Dow Chemical had failed to test silicone adequately before it was used in the human body.Yesterday's decision ended the first part of a case that potentially involves the claims of 1,800 women who received breast implants.
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December 14, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. Shares climbed $2.64 to $44.39. The world's second- largest chemical company will sell a 50 percent interest in five of its global businesses to Petrochemical Industries Co. for about $9.5 billion.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. Shares climbed $2.64 to $44.39. The world's second- largest chemical company will sell a 50 percent interest in five of its global businesses to Petrochemical Industries Co. for about $9.5 billion.
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By Opinions on stocks offered by investment experts. Compiled by Steve Halpern for Knight Ridder | January 2, 1991
Dow ChemicalFrank Capiello, The Hume MoneyLetter, likes Dow Chemical (DOW, NYSE around $46)."Cyclical stocks, purchased at the low end of their industry cycle, usually yield big returns to patient investors . . . Dow Chemical offers an excellent long-term performance record. The company's five-year average annual rate of return is 21 percent . . . once the new cycle begins, earnings should move to the $10 per share area. Here is a chance to buy a top flight company at a substantial discount.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1995
'64 order against Giant voidedThe Federal Trade Commission yesterday set aside a 1964 order against Giant Food Inc. that prohibited the grocery chain from influencing its suppliers. The order stemmed from a 1955 FTC complaint against the company that was upheld by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1962. The complaint charged the Landover-based grocery chain with inducing its suppliers to offer, or receiving from its suppliers, compensation for promotional services that Giant knew were not equal to terms those suppliers offered other retailers.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1995
Detroit newspaper workers strikeMore than 2,500 employees at the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News walked off the job, igniting the city's first newspaper strike in 15 years.Mayor Dennis Archer's effort to stop the walkout and keep the papers and their workers talking failed 90 minutes before the 8 p.m. strike deadline.The two sides remain far apart on, among other things, the extent to which workers should share in the newspapers' growing profitability, and an overhaul of home-delivery systems that the unions believe will destroy jobs and hurt circulation.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2004
A weekly briefing on the conomic calendar Monday Existing-home sales for June Earnings reports: BellSouth, HCA Healthcare, International Paper, Kellogg, Royal Caribbean, Tyson Foods, American Express, Pitney Bowes, Stanley Works Tuesday Consumer confidence for July New-home sales for June Earnings reports: Dominion Resources, DuPont, Lockheed Martin, Safeway, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Steel, Verizon, Wrigley Wednesday Durable goods orders for June...
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By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,Boston Globe | November 24, 1994
All women with silicone gel-filled breast implants must register by Dec. 1 if they think that at any time in the future they might want to join the $4.2 billion class-action lawsuit against implant manufacturers, lawyers for plaintiffs in the suit have urged.Even if a woman has so far experienced no implant-related medical problems, the lawyers say, she should register to become part of the class-action suit."If you have an implant and you fail to register by Dec. 1, not only can you not participate in the lawsuit at any time in the future, but you also cannot bring your own lawsuit either, so it is a very important date," said Frederick Ellis of Gilman, McLaughlin and Hanrahan in Boston, an attorney for the plaintiffs.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | August 27, 2006
Would you please comment on Dow Chemical Co.? We've been pleased with this holding but the stock has experienced some recent volatility. -E.P., Mount Dora, Fla. The world's second-largest chemical company, behind Germany's BASF AG, is cinching its belt tighter these days. It has chosen strict discipline, cost controls and cash management as solutions to earnings disappointments that stem from rising expenses in oil, natural gas and feedstock. Dow Chemical shares (DOW) are down 16 percent this year after last year's 11 percent decline and a 19 percent gain in 2004.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2004
A weekly briefing on the conomic calendar Monday Existing-home sales for June Earnings reports: BellSouth, HCA Healthcare, International Paper, Kellogg, Royal Caribbean, Tyson Foods, American Express, Pitney Bowes, Stanley Works Tuesday Consumer confidence for July New-home sales for June Earnings reports: Dominion Resources, DuPont, Lockheed Martin, Safeway, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Steel, Verizon, Wrigley Wednesday Durable goods orders for June...
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By ANDREW LECKEY | March 21, 2004
I've owned shares of Dow Chemical Co. for many years. What's the outlook for this company? - V.C., via the Internet Plastics used in cars and chemicals used in construction have given a boost to the nation's largest chemicals maker after its industry endured a couple of horrendous years. Thanks to increased sales to builders, carmakers and electronics companies, the firm overcame a 15 percent jump in raw material and energy costs in its most recent quarter. Some industries were trying to buy in advance of price increases.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 2, 2001
MIDLAND, Mich. - Dow Chemical Co. said yesterday that it will eliminate $1.1 billion in costs in the next two years, including 4,500 jobs, as the largest U.S. chemical producer works to absorb Union Carbide Corp., which it purchased in February. The savings are more than double what Michigan-based Dow predicted in August 1999 when announcing the plan to buy Carbide. Dow is trying to boost profit by eliminating 8 percent of the combined company's work force after being hurt by rising energy and raw materials costs and a slowdown in the U.S. economy.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | August 15, 1998
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell yesterday on concern that share prices are higher than justified because of a dimming outlook for corporate profits. Telecommunications equipment makers led the drop, after Ciena Corp. warned that increasing competition will result in disappointing earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 34.50 to 8,425.00, its lowest close since Feb. 24. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 12.16 to 1,062.75. The Nasdaq composite index lost 12.35 to 1,790.19.Among other broad indexes, the Russell 2,000 index of small capitalization stocks slid 1.04 to 402.79; the Wilshire 5,000 index lost 90.05 to 9,913.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 19, 1997
A state jury in Louisiana decided yesterday that the Dow Chemical Co. had knowingly deceived women by hiding information about the health risks of silicone used in breast implants.The New Orleans jury, which is hearing the first class-action lawsuit brought against a company involved in the breast implant industry, also found that Dow Chemical had failed to test silicone adequately before it was used in the human body.Yesterday's decision ended the first part of a case that potentially involves the claims of 1,800 women who received breast implants.
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By Ann G. Sjoerdsma | November 22, 1995
NORFOLK, Va. -- Once again, the ''people's law'' and science have collided in a courtroom. Science and reason are the worse for it. Last month, a jury in Reno, Nevada, ordered Dow Chemical Co. to pay $13.9 million to a woman who claimed her chronic physical maladies -- unspecified fatigue, muscle pain, nerve disorders -- were caused by silicone-gel breast implants that had ruptured.Current medical opinion, based in part on studies by the Mayo Clinic and the Harvard Nurses' Health Study, does not support an association between silicone implants and connective-tissue diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma)
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | December 15, 1994
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks, led by bank, insurance and other financial issues, posted their biggest one-day gain in almost two weeks yesterday amid perceptions the Federal Reserve is finished raising interest rates this year.The Labor Department said prices paid for goods and services rose just 0.3 percent in November, suggesting inflation isn't a threat as the economy expands. Excluding food and energy prices, consumer inflation rose just 0.2 percent, less than the 0.3 percent expected."People think we've struck a happy medium," said Jim Benning, a trader at BT Brokerage Inc.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 30.95, to 3,746.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 10, 1997
Scarcely a week after it filed a lawsuit accusing General Electric Co. of "systematically and aggressively" hiring employees privy to trade secrets, Dow Chemical Co. said yesterday that the two companies had reached an "amicable resolution" of the matter.Details of the settlement were not disclosed, but both Dow and General Electric said no money was involved.In a joint statement, Dow Executive Vice President Anthony J. Carbone and GE Plastics President Gary L. Rogers said the dispute was resolved after conversations between them and the exchange of information between the companies.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | September 6, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Dow Corning Corp. today will begin an $8 million advertising campaign alerting customers of their last chance to file injury claims against the company.The 50-50 joint venture of Dow Chemical Inc. and Corning Inc., facing more than 19,000 claims that its silicone-gel breast implants caused injury or disease in women, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 1995.Now the company is trying to make hundreds of thousands of potential plaintiffs aware of a Jan. 15, 1997, deadline for all U.S. claims and a Feb. 14, 1997, deadline for claims outside of the U.S."
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