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Where Oil is a Raw Material Costs Go Down and Profits Go Up

Contrarian investors who are willing to get in earlier and be patient could see significant stock profit in these chemical stocks as a result of lower oil prices.
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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Results of Offer to Purchase Senior Notes

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 4, 2014, pursuant to the cash tender offer by its subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, the Company has received tenders of $1.66 billion aggregate principal amount of outstanding notes and accepted $1.14 billion aggregate principal amount of the Notes for total aggregate consideration of $1.26 billion.
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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Positive Drilling Results at Holstein Deep and Dorado Development Projects in Gulf of Mexico

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced positive drilling results from the Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G) 100-percent-owned Holstein Deep and Dorado development wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
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Court Approves LDK Prepack

LDK Solar Systems Plan Confirmed

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming LDK Solar Systems' Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization.
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Freeport-McMoRan to Purchase up to $1.25 Billion of Senior Notes

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced a modified “Dutch Auction” cash tender offer by its subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, for several series of its notes.
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Dow Chemical Declares 14% Dividend Increase; Adds $5 Billion to Share Repurchase Program

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 14 percent increase in the Company’s dividend, from $0.37 per share to $0.42 per share in the fourth quarter.
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Declining Metals Prices Crimp Freeport-McMoRan Results, but Operating Results Better Estimates

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) reported net income attributable to common stock of $552 million, $0.53 per share, for third-quarter 2014, compared with $821 million, $0.79 per share, for third-quarter 2013 and $1.5 billion, $1.47 per share, for the first nine months of 2014, compared with $2.0 billion, $1.96 per share, for the first nine months of 2013.
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Builders FirstSource Reports Top-Line Growth with Bottom Line Crimped by Investments

Builders FirstSource (NASD: BLDR) reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 that included a year-over-year sales increase of 7.9% to $434.9 million.
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Dow Chemical Solid Quarterly Results Well Received by Shareholders

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) reported sales of $14.4 billion in the latest quarter, up 5 percent versus the year-ago period.
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Freeport-McMoRan Sells Canadian Mining Operation for $1.8 billion Cash

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) announced that it will sell its 80 percent ownership interest in the Candelaria/Ojos del Salado copper mining operations and supporting infrastructure to Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) for $1.8 billion in cash and contingent consideration of up to $0.2 billion.
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