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.
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.
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.
Weyerhaeuser Co., a U.S. lumber producer and home builder, fell the most in nine months after profit from land sales in the fourth quarter overshadowed weaker-than-expected earnings from wood products.
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.