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  • DuPont to end pension contributions, freeze benefit plans

    11/18/2016 7:26:21 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Ed Adamczyk
    The company said the move is an alignment with industry trends in which fewer companies offer pensions. WILMINGTON, Del. -- The DuPont Company said it will eliminate its pension contribution for active employees. ... active employees will no longer accrue additional benefits, and employees under age 50 also will no longer receive dental, medical and life insurance benefits in retirement. ... Since 1998, nearly one-quarter of all Fortune 500 companies have stopped contributing to employees' primary pension plans, and 40 percent offer only a 401(k).
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • DuPont and Dow Chemical are merging to form a $130 billion chemical giant

    12/11/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2015 | Swetha Gopinath, Reuters
    The chemical giants DuPont and Dow Chemical Co. agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $130 billion, with plans to eventually split into three. The deal, which is likely to face intense regulatory scrutiny, allows the new company — to be called DowDuPont -- to rejig assets based on the diverging fortunes of their businesses that make agriculture chemicals and plastics. Dow and DuPont have been struggling to cope with falling demand for farm chemicals because of falling crop prices and a strong dollar, even as their plastics businesses have thrived thanks to low natural-gas...
  • Foxcatcher, 1 vanity opinion (may contain spoilers)

    11/22/2014 1:43:57 PM PST · by morphing libertarian · 27 replies
    Personal opinion | 11/22/2014 | Self
    Just got back from Foxcatcher and yes I'm a moviholic. Big build up for the three lead actors (Carrell, Tatum, and Ruffalo). If your comment is Who dat? You probably clicked onto the wrong thread. Save us all some time. Possible support nomination for Ruffalo and Tatum as the Schultz brothers, probably the two best known and influential collegiate and US Olympic wrestlers. Carrell plays John E. du Pont in a tour de force. Possiblly best actor nom. If you're used to the comic actor, the Office, 40 year old virgin etc., you may be very surprised at how well...
  • 4 dead in DuPont chemical leak

    11/15/2014 4:52:02 PM PST · by GeronL · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/15/2014
    Four people were killed and another was hospitalized in a chemical leak at a DuPont facility near Houston Saturday morning, authorities said. The hospitalized worker is expected to recover, plant manager Randall Clements said. The accident occurred when the chemical methyl mercaptan, which in low concentrations is used to odorize natural gas, was released in an area of a facility in La Porte at around 4 a.m. Saturday, Jeff Suggs, emergency management coordinator for the city, told NBC station KPRC. "We will continue to cooperate with all the local authorities and make sure that we investigate this fully and we...
  • The Story Behind Foxcatcher: The Real-Life Murder of Dave Schultz

    11/15/2014 4:24:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    People ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tara Fowler
    Ever since he was a kid, Mark Schultz idolized his older brother. So when Dave Schultz was murdered in cold blood by his athletic sponsor, the eccentric millionaire John du Pont, Mark's entire world was turned upside down. "Losing Dave was like losing my anchor," Mark tells PEOPLE. "Dave was like a one-man cult and I was his follower. When he was killed, I was left floating free, wondering what to do." Mark recounts the story of his brother's senseless death in his new memoir Foxcatcher, out Nov. 18. The events are also the basis for a movie of the...
  • California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage (industrial spying for China)

    07/11/2014 10:18:35 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    KPVI News 6 ^ | 07/11/2014 | AP
    A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White said Thursday in Oakland that Walter Liew, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had "turned against his adopted country over greed." White noted that U.S. authorities had managed to trace $22 million of the $28 million received by Liew to various Singapore and Chinese companies controlled by Liew's in-laws before losing the trail.
  • Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90

    06/21/2014 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | June 21, 2014 | Randall Chase
    Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont Co. chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world. A pioneer as a woman in a heavily male field, Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington. At the time, DuPont was looking for strong, lightweight fibers that could replace steel in automobile tires and improve fuel economy.
  • Kevlar Inventor Stephanie Kwolek Dead at 90

    06/20/2014 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    GMA via Yahho News ^ | 6/20/14 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    As one of the few pioneering female chemists in the 1960s, Stephanie Kwolek invented the flexible, tougher than steel fibers that were used to create life-saving body armor for law enforcement and soldiers. Kwolek died this week at the age of 90, her co-workers at DuPont, the chemical company where Kwolek worked, confirmed to ABC News. "She leaves a wonderful legacy of thousands of lives saved and countless injuries prevented by products made possible by her discovery," DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said in a statement.
  • Du Pont heir convicted of raping daughter spared prison

    04/04/2014 12:07:49 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/2/14 | Kevin Conlon and Stephanie Gallman
    Though Robert H. Richards IV was convicted of rape, the wealthy heir to the du Pont family fortune was spared prison by a Delaware court in 2009 because he would "not fare well" behind bars, according to court documents CNN obtained Tuesday. Richards is a great-grandson of the chemical magnate Irenee du Pont. He received an eight-year prison sentence in 2009 for raping his toddler daughter, but the sentencing order signed by a Delaware judge said "defendant will not fare well" in prison and the eight years were suspended.
  • Child Sexual Abuse Case Involving Du Pont Heir Resurfaces

    03/20/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT · by mkboyce · 2 replies
    Newsworks.org ^ | March 18, 2014 | Nichelle Polston
    2008 child sexual abuse case involving one of Delaware's most prominent names is back in the spotlight. The case involves the great-grandson of Irenee Du Pont. The charges involve his children and were brought forward by the children's mother, Tracy Richards who is seeking monetary damages for their personal injuries. In 2008, Richards IV, 47, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to the felony that included one count of intentional 4th degree rape and sexual penetration of his daughter who was 3 years old when the abuse started. According to the lawsuit, Richards IV later admitted to more sexual abuse in...
  • Man in Custody After Suspicious Car Found Near Dupont Circle

    06/03/2013 4:31:24 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 27 replies
    WRC (NBC 4 DC) ^ | 6/3/13 | NBC4. DC
    People in the area reported a man driving erratically and yelling from a black Honda Civic with signs and stickers -- some referencing Sept. 11, 2001 -- about 3 p.m. Monday, News4’s Jackie Bensen reported. One sign read "Death to Capitalism," bicyclist Jen House told News4...... Several of what appear to be gas cans and propane canisters are visible inside the car, which prompted police to close several streets in the area and evacuate Ross Elementary School and an apartment building as a precaution, Bensen reported.
  • European Union urged to embrace genetically engineered crops

    04/27/2013 5:56:47 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | April 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM | UPI
    BRUSSELS, April 25 (UPI) -- The European Union will be unable to meet its agricultural policy goals unless it embraces genetically engineered crops, Spanish researchers said. Paul Christou of the University of Lleida-Agrotecnio Center in Spain and colleagues said studies suggest the EU's stand on genetically-modified crops is undermining its competitiveness in the agricultural sector and that of its humanitarian activities in the developing world. "Many aspects of the EU agricultural policy, including those concerning GMOs, are internally inconsistent and actively obstruct what the policy sets out to achieve," the scientists wrote in the journal Trends in Plant Science,. A...
  • Obama's Genetically Modified Food Bill is Bad for America's Health - “Monsanto Protection Act.”

    03/30/2013 5:52:38 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2013 | Peter Lind
    WASHINGTON, DC - President Barack Obama signed a spending bill, HR 933, into law, the "Monsanto Protection Act," that strips federal courts of the authority to immediately halt the planting and sale of genetically modified (GMO) seed crop regardless of any consumer health concerns. "The provision would strip federal courts of the authority to halt the sale and planting of an illegal, potentially hazardous GE crop while the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assesses those potential hazards," explains a letter to the House that has been signed by dozens of food businesses and retailers, as well as interest groups and...
  • DuPont to cut 1500 jobs [Delaware Hope ' n Change]

    10/23/2012 5:37:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2012 | Chris Isidore
    Chemical company DuPont announced Tuesday it would cut about 1,500 jobs worldwide, or about 2% of its global work force. The company said it will make the cuts over the next 12 to 18 months as part of an effort to trim costs by $450 million. But the cost-cutting effort resulted in $342 million in after-tax charges in the most recent quarter.
  • DuPont to cut 1,500 jobs after 3Q profit slide

    10/23/2012 4:41:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/23/12 | Randell Chase
    Chemical maker DuPont is cutting 1,500 jobs and says it will take other steps to increase competitiveness after a third quarter in which earnings fell sharply. The Wilmington company reported net income of $10 million Tuesday, or a penny per share, compared with $452 million, or 48 cents per share, for the same period last year.
  • Former DuPont Scientist Pleads Guilty to Economic Espionage

    03/02/2012 5:05:14 PM PST · by Larry381 · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Dept Of Justice ^ | March 02, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of California
    SAN FRANCISCO—Tze Chao pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco late yesterday afternoon to conspiracy to commit economic espionage, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. In pleading guilty, Chao, who was employed by DuPont from 1966 to 2002, admitted that he provided trade secrets concerning DuPont’s proprietary titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing process to companies he knew were controlled by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Chao admitted that beginning in 2003, the year after he left DuPont, he began consulting for the Pangang Group, a PRC government-controlled company that produces TiO2. According to his plea agreement,...
  • Du Pont heir, killer of Olympic wrestler, dies

    12/09/2010 4:13:20 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/09/2010 | Joelle Farrell and Mari A. Schaefer
    John E. du Pont, an eccentric millionaire sentenced to prison in 1996 for the murder of an Olympic wrestler, died in prison Thursday morning. He was 72. Du Pont was found unresponsive in his cell in Somerset County at 6:55 a.m., said Sue Bensinger, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Dupont died of natural causes, she said. Du Pont was convicted of third-degree murder after he gunned down Olympic wrestler David Schulz outside his home in January 1996. Shultz's wife and the estate's head of security witnessed the shooting. Schultz, a 1984 gold medalist, was living in a...
  • Du Pont Endorses O'Donnell

    10/25/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-25-2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Du Pont Endorses O'Donnell by Katrina TrinkoOctober 25, 2010 Former Delaware governor Pete Du Pont has endorsed Republican senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.   Du Pont recently wrote about the race in the Wall Street Journal, saying “On Election Day the question is: Who will help correct the negative policies that have hurt our nation over the past few years? One of the candidates supports almost all of them; the other favors policies that would make us more successful in the future.”  “I am honored and humbled to receive Governor du Pont’s endorsement in the race for the U.S. Senate, and...
  • Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn

    01/13/2010 8:17:26 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 52 replies · 1,246+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 1/13/10 | kdawson
    jenningsthecat writes "A study published in December 2009 in the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that three varieties of Monsanto genetically-modified corn caused damage to the liver, kidneys, and other organs of rats. One of the corn varieties was designed to tolerate broad-spectrum herbicides, (so-called 'Roundup-ready' corn), while the other two contain bacteria-derived proteins that have insecticide properties. The study made use of Monsanto's own raw data. Quoting from the study's 'Conclusions' section: 'Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the...