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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, May 6

2:33 PM MDT | May 6, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

BASF reports a 28% rise in earnings as former CFO Kurt Bock takes the helm as CEO.

IHS, the parent company of Chemical Week, has acquired CMAI.

Danisco's board recommends shareholders approve DuPont's $6.64 billion offer.

LyondellBasell would consider working with another company on a cracker project.

Around the Web:

U.S. manufacturers, including chemical companies, are having a tough time attracting talent to the factory floor, in the Wall Street Journal.

Manufacturing isn't the only sector that's growing – the U.S. economy added 244,000 jobs last month, ahead of expectations, reports The New York Times.

Lubrizol's new owner, Berkshire Hathaway, rejected a proposal to set greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals at its shareholder meeting last weekend, in TreeHugger.

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