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DuPont earnings fall sharply on weak TiO2 and solar; company to cut 1,500 jobs (updated)

3:23 PM MDT | October 23, 2012 | Robert Westervelt

DuPont reported net income of $10 million, down from $452 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales from continuing operations were $7.4 billion, 9% below last year, reflecting sharp volume declines in solar and titanium dioxide (TiO2), particularly in Asia, the company says. DuPont says it will eliminate 1,500 positions globally, roughly 2% of its workforce, over the next 12–18 months. The company's shares fell 9% Tuesday, to close at $45.25/share, following the earnings report....

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Comments (1) for DuPont earnings fall sharply on weak TiO2 and electronics; company to cut 1,500 jobs
Looks like Chines production was up for September – Hopefully their recession has bottom out. Hate to see this news from one of our leading chemical companies
Posted by Philip Kemp on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 10:09 AM

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