Spokesman Alan Jeffers said Friday that the Irving, Texas-based oil giant added these protections to comply with federal law. In July, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that expanded protections for gay and transgender employees of federal contractors.Read More →
ValueAct Capital Management LP's CEO Jeffrey Ubben, speaking at a conference closed to the media and off the record, Mr. Ubben said that large companies can be vulnerable to activists, but it's tough for activists to win a proxy fight against a giant company unless shareholder discontent is particularly high, according to people familiar with his remarks. DuPont shareholders' views might not rise to that level of discontent, given all the steps CEO Ellen Kullman has taken to transform the company, said Mr. Ubben.Read More →
HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC (the "Company"), the general partner of Westlake Chemical Partners LP (the "Partnership"), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLKP) declared on Friday, January 30, 2015, a distribution of $0.2750 per...
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Under the deal, Westchester-based Ingredion will buy all outstanding shares of Penford for $19 per share, and Penford will become an Ingredion subsidiary. The acquisition still must clear regulatory hurdles and closing conditions.Read More →
Michelle Rhee , the education reformer disliked by many public school teachers, has earned a three-year term on the board of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Rhee, who also goes by Michelle Johnson after marrying Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson , joined the Ohio lawn-and-garden company's board in August for a term that ended at the end of the year.Read More →
HANOVER, Germany, and FAIRLAWN, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental has concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies Inc, of Fairlawn, Ohio, on January 30. On January 29, the Brazilian antitrust authority CADE (Council for Economic...
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PPG Industries Inc. is putting its own name, and Pittsburgh's, front and center.Read More →
In anticipation for a flood of 10,000 Exxon employees, developers bought acres of land across northwest Houston and In late 2014, the Magnolia-based luxury homebuilder opened model homes in two new communities north of Houston. Energy executives and employees have now begun to buy the first homes in Marion and Wright's Landing.Read More →
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pecora has expanded its Pecora-Deck™ product line to include 800 FC. This versatile system is: Seamless, two component, fluid-applied, elastomeric, polyurethane multi-coat deck coating system Fast cure allowing for reduction...
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