DuPont Co. will pay as much as $80 million for medical monitoring to a class of West Virginia residents who claimed they were exposed to toxic substances from a company smelting facility, plaintiffs’ attorneys said.
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against DuPont Co. and its Pioneer Hi-Bred unit over a way to develop new seeds more quickly and with fewer failures.
Arkema SA, already cheaper than any of its rival industrial chemical producers, may now be a takeover target for Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and DuPont Co. after deciding to spin off its unprofitable vinyls business.
The FBI broke the news to executives at DuPont Co. late last year that hackers had cracked the company’s computer networks for the second time in 12 months, according to a confidential Dec. 9, 2010, e-mail discussing the investigation.
President Barack Obama faces a new challenge from deficit-plagued states over Medicaid costs just as he squares off with Republicans trying to repeal his 2010 health-care law, which extends coverage to 32 million Americans.