Issue Date: July 28, 2014
Sales Growth Buoys Earnings
Of seven major U.S. chemical firms that have reported second-quarter earnings so far, six have seen healthy sales increases compared with last year’s quarter, a sign that the industry is topping the slow growth rate of the global economy.
At Dow Chemical, sales were up 2.9%. The increase in demand was seen across all business units, though it was particularly strong in performance plastics, electronic chemicals, functional materials, and agriculture.
The firm’s . . .
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