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1. Dow, DuPont Try More Divestments in Seeking Merger Approval
- Thursday, February 9, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Dow Chemical and DuPont say they're willing to make more business divestments as a way to nudge European regulators who remain wary of their proposed merger.
The companies plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies. The companies would focus on agriculture, material science, and the production and sale of specialty products, respectively. Antitrust regulators remain hesitant, however.
2. EU Commission Holds Up DuPont-Dow Merger Review
- Monday, November 7, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The EU Commission reviewing the proposed merger of agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical has put its work on hold as it waits for more information from the companies.
3. Meet Olli
- Saturday, October 8, 2016
With deep and well-funded resources such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, the Knoxville region is no stranger to innovation in science and technology.
But a new kid on the block, Local Motors, has the potential to spark a whole new era of manufacturing innovation and make Knoxville a hotbed for a technology sector widely considered to be truly revolutionary – self-driving cars.
4. Dow Chemical and DuPont Say Shareholders Approved Merger
- Thursday, July 21, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Shareholders for agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont and Dow Chemical have approved their merger. After it's complete, the century-old companies plan to break up into three parts.
5. Business Leaders Sign Letter Opposing Bathroom Law
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The chief executives of Williams-Sonoma, Hilton Worldwide, T-Mobile and dozens of other major corporations have signed a letter asking Tennessee lawmakers to reject a transgender bathroom bill, saying it is discriminatory.
6. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
7. Designing Materials for Future Needs
- Saturday, April 2, 2016
In 2015 the Obama administration recognized the state’s manufacturing star power when it selected the University of Tennessee as the site for a major national manufacturing initiative – the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
8. DuPont Moves Ahead on Job Cuts Ahead of Dow Merger
- Wednesday, December 30, 2015
DuPont says it will cut 1,700 jobs in its home state of Delaware and thousands more globally as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical.
The companies announced earlier this month that they would join to create a giant chemical producer that will eventually be split into three independent companies.
9. DuPont, Dow Chemical Seek Merger, Then 3-Way Split
- Monday, December 14, 2015
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.
10. Shares of DuPont, Dow Soar on Reports of Merger Talks
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Shares of Dow Chemical and DuPont were trading sharply higher Wednesday amid reports that the two chemical giants are in advanced merger discussions.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the companies were planning to merge and then split into three companies focused on agriculture, specialty chemicals and materials.
11. Ball to Lead New Division at Evolve Bank
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Thomas Ball has joined Memphis-based Evolve Bank & Trust as president of the newly formed Equipment Finance Division. In this role, Ball will create and grow a product line focused on equipment loans and leases to businesses across the U.S.
12. Dow Chemical to Trim About 3 Percent of Global Workforce
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Dow Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.
13. Dow Chemical Selling 2 Businesses for $225 Million
- Monday, December 8, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Dow Chemical said Friday that it is selling two businesses for a total of $225 million.
Dow said Vertellus Specialty Materials will buy its sodium borohydride business and Valfilm North America will buy a polyolefin films plant in Findlay, Ohio. It expects both sales to close during the first quarter of 2015.
14. Influence Game: Chemical Trade Tries to Shape Regulations
- Monday, September 15, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles – but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations.
15. Science, Not Muscle, Driving Many Olympic Wins
- Friday, February 14, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) – Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.
16. Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds
- Monday, January 6, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The federal government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but worrisome to scientists and environmentalists who fear it could invite growers to use more chemicals on crops.
17. White House Announces Anti-Theft Trade Strategy
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration announced a broad new effort Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's military.
18. Weak Earnings Reports Pummel Stocks
- Wednesday, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.
Stocks plunged Tuesday in one of the worst days on Wall Street this year. Big-name companies reported weak quarterly revenue and lowered their forecasts for the rest of the year.
19. Doggy Bags Exemplify American Wastefulness
- Monday, February 27, 2012
Blame it on dogs.
I mean, if canines weren’t such dedicated carnivores would diners carry their unfinished steaks and pork chops home from restaurants in “doggy bags” for the pampered pooches to enjoy the next day? Or is the dog donation merely a cover for the fact that people are embarrassed to say that the leftovers are really for them?
20. Stocks Surge on European Debt Deal, GDP Growth
- Friday, October 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared Thursday after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the debt crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 350 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track for its best monthly performance since 1974.
21. Agricenter Gives Region’s Ag Biz Place to Call Home
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the daily hustle and bustle of city life, it’s easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions.
And the world’s largest urban farm, nonprofit Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road, is continually working to create more awareness about farming through educational programs and to advance agricultural technologies through research and trials.
22. Trade Deficit Jumps Sharply in December
- Thursday, February 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit surged to a larger-than-expected $40.18 billion in December, the biggest imbalance in 12 months. The wider deficit reflected a rebounding economy that is pushing up demand for oil and other imports.
23. Mega Bucks
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Ten years ago, Jim Ewing and Jim Bruce wrote a piece for Site Selection, a trade magazine for people in the business of consulting on the best locations to build industrial plants. It was called “The Approaching Industrial Land Shortfall.”
24. Baker Donelson Honored By Corporate Counsel
- Thursday, October 15, 2009
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been named to the 2009 edition of Corporate Counsel’s “Who Represents Corporate America.”
The annual list recognizes law firms that regularly serve as outside counsel for Fortune 100 companies. This is the fourth consecutive year Baker Donelson has been included.
25. Total Thwarts Valero in Refinery Deal
- Monday, June 22, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) – European oil giant Total S.A. blocked Valero Energy Corp. from buying Dow Chemical Co.’s stake in a Dutch refinery Friday, instead choosing Russia’s Lukoil Co. for the lucrative venture.
26. Factory Orders Drop 0.9 Percent in March
- Monday, May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories fell a larger-than-expected 0.9 percent in March, while factory shipments dropped for a record eighth consecutive month. The report was further evidence of the severity of the recession.
27. Manufacturing Declines at Slower Rate in April
- Monday, May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. manufacturing activity contracted at a slower-than-expected pace in April, raising hopes that a steep plunge that began last fall may be moderating. The performance was driven by a rise in new orders reflecting higher business and consumer spending.
28. Tenn. Unemployment Rises; 4 States See Double-Digit Rates
- Thursday, March 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in January, up from 8.5 percent in December and 5.3 percent in January 2008.
The state Department of Labor and Workforce reported the number of unemployed Tennessee workers as 261,800, up 66,600 since December. January 2008’s unemployment numbers totaled 101,300.
29. Warren Buffett Says Economy Fell Off a Cliff
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher unemployment and eventually inflation because of the current economic crisis.
30. Layoffs Spike, Housing Rumbles; Outlook Worsens
- Friday, January 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of newly laid-off Americans filing jobless claims and the pace of home construction both posted worse-than-expected results in government data released Thursday, lending urgency to the economic recovery plan President Barack Obama and Congress are scrambling to advance.
31. Falling Energy Prices Yet to Show Economic Return
- Monday, December 22, 2008
PHOENIX (AP) - Economists believe that American consumers as a whole pocket a billion dollars every time the price for a gallon of gas drops by a penny. Given that retail gas prices have dropped by $2.44 per gallon since July, there should be a lot of money flowing back into the economy.
32. Jobless Claims Surge Unexpectedly
- Friday, December 12, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) – New claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, exceeding even gloomy expectations for an economy stuck in a recession that seems to be deepening.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that initial applications for jobless benefits in the week ending Dec. 6 rose to a seasonally adjusted 573,000 from an upwardly revised figure of 515,000 in the previous week. That was far more than the 525,000 claims Wall Street economists expected.
33. Dow Chemical To Slash 5,000 Jobs, Close 20 Plants
- Tuesday, December 9, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) – Dow Chemical Co. announced Monday it will slash 5,000 full-time jobs – about 11 percent of its total work force – close 20 plants and sell several businesses to reign in costs amid the economic recession.
34. FedEx Continues Weathering Economic Storm
- Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It is arguably the most successful business story to emerge from Memphis, and it is a company whose performance is widely regarded as a ground-level indicator of the country’s economic health.
So it’s probably no surprise last week’s wild stock market swings did not spare
35. World Trade Club Position One of Carter's Many Roles
- Friday, February 29, 2008
F. Gray Carter is many things to many people. Besides his day job as vice president of purchasing and logistics for Buckeye Technologies Inc., Carter is first and foremost a husband and a father.
But he's also an elder in his church and president of his neighborhood association. He serves on the board for a juvenile diabetes organization and on one for his alma mater, North Carolina State University.
36. Credit Crunch Spurs Uncertainty On Bankruptcy Exit Loans
- Friday, August 31, 2007
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - Companies trying to emerge from Chapter 11 protection by the end of this year may have trouble securing financing, as credit market woes extend into the niche arena of bankruptcy lending.
37. New Law Augments Legal Representation For Low-Income Tennesseans
- Thursday, August 24, 2006
For many people, solving legal problems might be as simple as consulting an attorney. But for the more than 1 million Tennesseans who live in poverty, finding legal assistance is not that easy.
That's where legal aid programs come in, and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is leading the pack.
38. Archived Article: Silicone (lead)
- Thursday, January 15, 2004
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39. Archived Article: Cn P2
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002
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40. Archived Article: Menlo Chg
- Thursday, February 26, 1998
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