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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Corteva ends pesticide tests that used beagles

A unit of Corteva Agriscience has ended pesticide testing that used beagles and is making preparations to find homes for the dogs. The combination of Dow and DuPont agriscience businesses  found itself the subject of...

Comcast Business adds X1 video platform for hospitality and related industries

Comcast Business is now offering the  X1 video platform for  millions of bars, restaurants, hotels, gyms and other businesses. X1 for Business   includes easier search and navigation, voice control and a picture-in-picture, sports content companion...

FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets after fatal crash in Ethiopia

American Airlines, the largest carrier at Philadelphia International Airport, grounded its small fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets after an order from the Federal Aviation Administration. https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/1105934571458256897 The order grounded the jets once they reached their...

3-way spinoff of DowDuPont begins this month; shareholders urged to consult financial advisors

  The board of DowDuPont set the table for a  spinoff later  of the former Dow, with the remaining transactions coming later in the year. The DowDuPont board of directors last week declared a pro-rata dividend of all...

Navient may face proxy fight as minority investor announces plans for slate of...

Canyon Capital Advisors may be headed to a proxy fight with Wilmington-based loan servicing company Navient. The New York activist investor this week withdrew a $3 billion "expression of interest" of  Navient this week after...

Corteva acquires Canola product line from BASF

Wilmington-based  Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont  has acquired the Clearfield  Canola Production System  in Canada and the United States from BASF. Clearfield canola is a  non-genetically modified herbicide tolerance  system, consisting of an herbicide...

DowDuPont selling Sustainable Solutions consulting group

DowDuPont Specialty Products division announced it will divest its DuPont Sustainable Solutions business to create a new, independent global operations management consulting firm. Terms were not disclosed. The new firm will be led and operated by...

Chemours receives violation letter from the Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a notice of violation to the Chemours Co. for its sites in Fayetteville, NC and the Washington Works in West Virginia The violations were made in connection with the Toxic...

Five Beneficial branches to be sold to Bank of Princeton as WSFS merger approaches

WSFS Financial Corp. and  Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. will sell five New Jersey banking offices with approximately $190 million of deposits to The Bank of Princeton. Terms were not announced.  WSFS previously announced a plan that will...

Coons seeks rule changes that he believes would spur investment in Opportunity Zones

U.S. Sens.  Chris Coons, D-DE, a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter urging Secretary of the Treasury,...