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DuPont operating income slips on weak titanium dioxide

10:18 AM MDT | April 23, 2013 | Robert Westervelt

DuPont expects sequential improvement in industrial demand as the year progresses. “We anticipate improvements in demand in the second half from industrial markets,” says DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman. “This is based on our evaluation of country and regional forecast[s] for general industrial production, auto production, home building and construction, solar module production, and other markets.” Global industrial production was up 1% in the first quarter and “will get to 2.5% for the year, which means an improving economy as we go quarter to quarter,” Kullman adds....

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