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Fourth-Quarter Earnings Are Mixed

1:46 PM MDT | May 2, 2007 | Kerri Walsh

Fourth-quarter 2006 earnings were mixed among chemical companies listed in the CW100. Basic, diversified, and specialty chemical producers say lower raw material and energy costs, as well as higher selling prices in some businesses, partially offset weak demand in the U.S. automotive and housing markets. Dow Chemical’s net income fell 11%, to $975 million ($1.00/share), or 98 cts/share excluding one-time items. Operating income declined within the agricultural sciences, basic chemicals, and basic plastics divisions, Dow says. Slow North American automotive...

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