DuPont operating earnings fell 6%, to $1.4 billion, in the first quarter as weaker titanium dioxide (TiO2) earnings more than offset strong gains in its agricultural segment. DuPont reported operating earnings of $1.56/share, down 4.9% from the year-ago quarter, but 2.6% above median estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). â€śThe first quarter finished as expected, with the strong agriculture performance and performance chemicalsâ€™ decline from peak levels last year,â€ť said DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman. Sales of $10.4 billion were up 2%...
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