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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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Dow Chemical Updates Planned Divestments and Outlines Other Portfolio Actions

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced several updates regarding divestiture and portfolio management actions.
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Asbestos Bankruptcy Plan Approved

Pittsburgh Corning District Court Affirmation Granted

The U.S. District Court affirmed the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's May 2013 confirmation order for Pittsburgh Corporation's Modified Third Amended Plan of Reorganization.
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Reichhold Reorganizes

Reichhold Holdings Chapter 11 Petition Filed

Privately-held Reichhold Holdings and three affiliated Debtors filed for Chapter 11 protection...
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