DuPont Co., the maker of Pioneer genetically modified corn, reported lower-than-expected first- quarter sales and earnings after North American farmers delay preparations for planting because of severe winter weather.
DuPont Co. is known for its dominance in chemicals, but since becoming chief executive officer in 2009, Ellen Kullman has pushed the 210-year-old company into unexpected new businesses. Kullman discusses her plans in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Aug. 13 edition.
Eli Lilly & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter said during a panel discussion in Washington that U.S. lawmakers should renew the research-and- development tax credit to make it easier for companies to compete globally. The Oct. 5 event, sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News in Washington, centered on ways to spur innovation.
DuPont Co., the biggest producer of titanium dioxide pigment, is considering whether earnings volatility from the whitening chemical mean the business should be sold, Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman said.
Five corporate executives and seven university leaders discussed with John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s science adviser, and David Kappos, head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ways to boost the economy through promoting innovation during an Oct. 5 event in Washington sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield said during a panel discussion in Washington that Congress must keep its pledge to let U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or PTO, have control over all the fees it collects to promote innovation and spur job creation. The Oct. 5 event, sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News, centered on ways to spur innovation.
DuPont Co., the biggest U.S. chemical maker by market value, posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates on higher sales volumes at units that make materials for solar panels and bullet-resistant vests.