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Dow to sell part of Brazil corn seed business

Reuters — Dow Chemical said it had agreed to sell a portion of its corn seed business in Brazil to a unit of China’s CITIC Ltd. for US$1.1 billion as it seeks to gain approval for its merger with DuPont from the country’s antitrust regulator. The divestiture includes seed processing plants and seed research centers, […] Read more

DuPont profit beats on strong seed demand

Reuters – Chemicals and seeds producer DuPont , which is merging with Dow Chemical Co, reported a better-than-expected profit for the seventh straight quarter, helped by a rise in seed sales, sending its share up 3.5 percent. DuPont, which is merging with Dow Chemical Co, continues to expect to close its merger in August, Chief […] Read more

DuPont cuts jobs in Delaware ahead of Dow merger

Reuters — Chemical maker DuPont said it would cut 1,700 jobs in Delaware, as part of a previously announced plan to reduce its workforce before combining with Dow Chemical in a US$130 billion megamerger. The job cuts in the state, which has been its home for more than 213 years, will take place in the […] Read more