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News Summary: DuPont buys S. African seed company

SEEDING AFRICA: After a nearly three-year battle with South African regulators, DuPont Co. said Wednesday that its Des Moines, Iowa subsidiary Pioneer has completed the purchase of an 80 percent majority stake in South Africa's Pannar Seed. Full story

DuPont seeks exit from paints business to focus on farms

(Reuters) - DuPont <DD.N> plans to exit its once-lucrative paint pigments business to focus on a thriving agricultural unit better equipped to shield the biggest U.S. chemicals maker from market volatility. Full story

News Summary: DuPont reports drop in 2Q earnings

PROFIT FALLS: DuPont reported a nearly 12 percent decline in second-quarter earnings Tuesday partly because of lower pricing for titanium dioxide, a widely used whitening pigment used in products ranging from automotive and house paints to toothpaste. Demand has been sluggish for the whitener for mo Full story

DuPont CEO: Earnings & restructuring

   Ellen Kullman, chairman & CEO of DuPont, discusses her company's earnings and the possibility of selling the performance chemicals unit, as well as the planned management restructuring. She also addresses activist investor Nelson Peltz's comments last ...

DuPont's earnings & realignment

   Mark Gulley, BGC Financial, discusses DuPont's second quarter earnings beat and announcement that the company was planning to realign its management team. Gully also addresses activist investor Nelson Peltz's suggestions for the company.

DuPont may sell paint pigments business

(Reuters) - DuPont <DD.N> said it was looking to sell or spin off its performance chemicals unit to insulate itself from flagging sales of paint pigments that have weighed on its results. Full story

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A view of the Dupont logo on a sign at the Dupont Chestnut Run Plaza  facility near Wilmington, Delaware
A view of the Dupont logo on a sign at the Dupont Chestnut Run Plaza facility near Wilmington, Delaware

A view of the Dupont logo on a sign at the Dupont Chestnut Run Plaza facility near Wilmington, Delaware, is seen in this file photo taken April 17, 2012. Sales of pesticides and other agricultural products helped DuPont's quarterly profit to scrape past analysts' estimates, as paint pigments once

DuPont logo is pictured on research center in Meyrin near Geneva
DuPont logo is pictured on research center in Meyrin near Geneva

A DuPont logo is pictured on the research center in Meyrin near Geneva in this August 4, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

File photo of the Dupont logo on a sign at the Dupont  Chestnut Run Plaza  facility near Wilmington
File photo of the Dupont logo on a sign at the Dupont Chestnut Run Plaza facility near Wilmington

A view of the Dupont logo on a sign at the Dupont Chestnut Run Plaza facility near Wilmington, Delaware, in this April 17, 2012, file photo. Chemicals maker DuPont forecast further strong growth in demand for its seeds and pesticides after it more than doubled quarterly profit, reinforcing a push