International Paper Co., Weyerhaeuser Co. and other pulp and paper makers may be eligible for U.S. tax credits of as much as $25 billion through 2012, far exceeding the so-called black-liquor benefits that bolstered profit this year, equity and tax analysts said in reports today.
Cargill Inc. Chief Executive Officer Greg Page, who runs the largest agricultural company in the U.S., has a good idea whom to blame for the global surge in food prices at the end of 2010: governments.
North American fertilizer production projects totaling $22 billion may be at risk of delay amid increased scrutiny from regulators and communities after last week’s explosion at a Texas plant killed 14 people.
DuPont Co. , the third-biggest U.S. chemical maker, posted fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates as paint-pigment and solar-materials jumped and taxes plunged. DuPont raised its 2011 profit forecast.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. , the target of a $40 billion hostile takeover offer from BHP Billiton Ltd. , reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates and raised its full-year earnings forecast.
Acquisitions by China’s gold mining companies reached a record this year as the metal’s steepest quarterly drop in more than nine decades slashes mine values and sidelines Western competitors laden with debt.