New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.


Aluminum prices are trading near their highest levels in almost two years, fueled by soaring demand for raw materials and worries that potential sanctions could limit global supplies.


China is exploring ways to combine two of its biggest industrial-chemical companies without running afoul of pledges made to the U.S.

Election 2020

“Uncle Dupie” was a leading employer and philanthropist in Delaware, but declining profits and global competition put it in the crosshairs of shareholder activist Nelson Peltz.

Heard on the Street

The buzz around hydrogen is making investors look with fresh eyes at the once-staid business of selling industrial gases. Steady returns from established markets are as much a draw as the much-hyped green economy.

Heard on the Street

The companies have made good progress on cost cuts and are considering their next steps.


Britain-based Liberty Steel Group said it made an offer to buy Thyssenkrupp’s steel business, a move that would create a new metals giant on the continent and mark the German conglomerate’s exit from more than two centuries of steelmaking.


The new head of MI5, the U.K.’s domestic intelligence service, said the agency had shared knowledge about the dispersal of toxic chemicals in droplets to aid scientists studying the coronavirus as he outlined efforts to protect the integrity of research into a Covid-19 vaccine.