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Dow CEO Liveris agrees to exit after DuPont merger

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris will leave the company after the completion of its merger with DuPont Co., marking a victory for activist investor Dan Loeb, who had called for his removal....
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Honda updates, improves composite bed in new Ridgeline

7:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016

In updating its Ridgeline midsize pickup, Honda aimed to create the ultimate tailgating tool. A new type of in-bed audio system forgoes conventional speakers, which could be easily damaged in a cargo area....
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DuPont to cut 1,700 Delaware-based jobs ahead of Dow merger

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2015

DuPont said it will cut about 28 percent of its workforce in its home state of Delaware in early 2016 as the chemical company proceeds with a merger with Michigan's Dow Chemical Co....
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Plastic Omnium agrees to buy Faurecia's auto exteriors parts unit for $732 million

3:47 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Plastic Omnium, in a consolidation among French auto suppliers, said today it agreed to acquire Faurecia's automotive exteriors business in a transaction valued at 665 million euros ($732.4 million)....
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Dow CEO's ouster sought following DuPont merger agreement, report says

9:46 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Dan Loeb, the founder of hedge fund Third Point, is calling for the removal of Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris, days after the company agreed to combine with DuPont in the largest-ever chemicals merger, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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DowDuPont's combination will create ripple effect throughout auto industry

4:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

The impact of the mega-merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont, which provide components and systems for every major global automaker, will be felt throughout the automotive supply chain. DuPont and Dow today agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at about $130 billion....
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Dow, DuPont mega-merger would mostly clear antitrust review, experts say

7:29 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2015

The $130 billion proposed tie-up between Dow and DuPont, though it would turn the two biggest American chemical producers into one industry behemoth, should still be able to clear a U.S. antitrust review if the companies sell off a few pieces, according to lawyers and analysts....
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Dow Chemical, DuPont engaged in late-stage merger talks, report says

6:49 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2015

Dow Chemical is in late-stage talks to merge with DuPont in what would be the largest deal in the chemicals industry, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. Both companies have a major presence in the automotive supply chain....
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Magna plans $135 million exterior parts plant in Mexico

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2015

Magna International plans a $135 million plant in Queretaro, Mexico, to produce molded and painted exterior parts such as fascias and rocker panels....
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