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Werner Enterprises is the Official Trucking Company of the 2015 Sturgis Motorcycle Rallya
"We are extremely excited and honored to take part in this long-standing iconic event," said Werner President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers . "As a transportation leader for nearly 60 years, we respect those who share our passion for the open road - whether traveling on two wheels or 18." As the official trucking company of the event, Werner will have equipment staffed and showcased on Main Street in Sturgis during the Aug. 3-9 rally.

Research and Markets: Growth Opportunities for Global Titanium Mill Products Industry 2014-2019
The global titanium mill products industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.9% over 2015-2020. Growth in the power, healthcare, chemical, and aerospace sectors is likely to create demand opportunities for the titanium mill products market globally.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Research and Markets: Brazil Metal and Nonmetallic Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides, Chloride Oxides and Bromides Oxides Market Business Report 2015 )--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Metal and Nonmetallic Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides,... )--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Lead Oxides Market in Brazil: Business Report 2015" ... )--Werner Enterprises , a premier transportation and logistics provider, is proud to announce it is the official trucking company of the 75th Annual 2015 St... )--In this episode of A.M.BestTV, representatives from Lloyd's and elsewhere said the American Association of Managing General Agents members are major producer... )--GLENCORE FUNDING LLC USD 500,000,000 Floating rate Notes due 2016 144 A ISSUE NAME.

BHP Billiton Limited Rating Increased to Hold at Investec
A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on BHP. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of BHP Billiton Limited from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a research note on Friday.

Layoffs back on the rise in Birmingham
More than 2,200 employees in metro Birmingham have already received layoff notices in 2015. By comparison, just 336 employees were laid off all year in 2014, according to state data.

Lisa May '84 Appointed Executive VP of HR at RTI International
Lisa May, a 1984 graduate of DePauw University, is joining RTI International as executive vice president of human resources. She'll begin her new role June 1, and "will lead the human resources department as a member of RTI's executive leadership team, advising on human resource policies, practices and daily interactions."

Economics of Recycling in Houston
Waste Management, a company started in Houston, Texas now serves more than 20 million customers around the United States and Canada, started its business with commodity prices at an all-time-high and made contracts with municipal governments based on a deal that required a commodity price floor of $65 a ton. However, when the revenue falls below $65 a ton, the city of Houston does not make any money and Waste Management takes a loss.

Precision Castparts Declares Dividend at Quarterly Board Meeting
The board of directors of Precision Castparts Corp. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share on the company's common stock payable on June 29, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 5, 2015. Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products.

3 Key Numbers for Cliffs Natural Resources
As hard as stocks across the commodities industry have gotten hit, it's hard to find companies that have seen bigger declines than Cliffs Natural Resources . The iron-ore producer has lost 95% of its value in four short years, as demand for steel has sent prices of the key ingredients for its manufacture plunging.

Lack of transportation bill leaves Highway 53 project in the air
With the inability of the Minnesota legislature to pass a transportation bill comes a hostage: the nearly $150 million needed to move Highway 53 in Virginia. "If the Highway 53 reroute is not approved.

Buy CBI Cheaper Than Warren Buffett Did
Warren Buffett is one of the most respected value investors of all times. He seeks to acquire great companies trading at a discount to their intrinsic value, and to hold them for a long time.

Chicago Bridge & Iron: More Than Meets The Eye
Chicago Bridge & Iron makes neither bridges nor iron. CB&I is a leading provider engineering, procurement, and construction services.

Federal Government backs away from iron ore parliamentary inquiry
MARK COLVIN: The Federal Government appears to be backing away from a parliamentary inquiry into the iron ore industry. Last week the Prime Minister and the Treasurer both said an inquiry was being considered.

Junior iron ore miners back parliamentary inquiry
A group of iron ore miners has backed calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the industry, amid the commodity's plunging prices. Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest has pushed for the inquiry, claiming BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are flooding the global iron ore market in a bid to lower prices and push out high cost producers.

Goldman Sachs Upgrades Chicago Bridge & Iron Company to "Neutral"
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Tudor Pickering downgraded shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company from a "buy" rating to an "accumulate" rating in a research note on Monday, May 11th.

We do 'related party' deals with Singapore, Guernsey, BHP admits
The company's latest statement, released publicly on Monday, reveals BHP Billiton paid A$4.1 billion of corporate tax in Australia in 2014. BHP has admitted it sends tens of billions overseas, for the first time giving the public a detailed look at deals it has with "related parties" in low-tax or no-tax nations such as Singapore and Guernsey.

Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q1 2015 Update
Berkshire Hathaway significantly increased holdings in Phillips 66, Precision Castparts, and Twenty First Century Fox while reducing National-Oilwell Varco holdings during the quarter. This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Berkshire Hathaway's US stock portfolio on a quarterly basis.


Plastics Industry News
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Dow Chemical opposes 'religious freedom' bill in Louisiana, report says
Officials with The Dow Chemical Co. have announced their opposition to a controversial "religious freedom" bill being considered by the Louisiana state legislature, according to a report .

Ken Jeong Stars in Latest Bridgestone Tire Ad Campaign
Star of "The Hangover" and new sitcom "Dr. Ken" shows how the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tire appeals to drivers seeking more miles between trips to the pump /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas today released the latest commercial spots for its Ecopia line of fuel-efficient tires, which feature actor . Jeong speeds past gas stations and heckles other drivers who have to stop and fill up, while he enjoys the fuel-efficient benefits offered by Ecopia EP422 Plus tires from Bridgestone.

Billionaire Dan Loeb Slightly Shuffles Third Point's Top Picks,...
Famous billionaire activist hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb of Third Point is renowned for the bombshells that he drops on the management of his target companies in the form of letters attacking their CEOs for their professional and/or personal failings. His letter to Sothebys highlighting CEO William F. Ruprecht's lack of strategic vision and extravagance, costing the shareholders of the company dearly, is just one such example.

DuPont honors Bemis in 2015 Packaging Innovation Competition
Bemis Company, Inc. is proud to announce it has been selected as a winner in the 2015 DuPont Packaging Awards for Packaging Innovation competition, receiving a Silver Award in the Enhanced User Experience category for the BelGioioso resealable provolone package. BelGioioso Cheese's new mild provolone package transforms resealable packaging at the club store level.

Say acetone, and what comes mind? Probably nail polish remover. Or washing laboratory glassware.

Energy, chemical contractor to close Freeport operations, cut hundreds of jobs
TIC Energy & Chemical Inc., a processing and industrial contractor division of Colorado-based TIC, plans to close its operations in Freeport, affecting 500 employees, according to a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission . The company informed its employees on May 7, and the TWC received TIC Energy & Chemical's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter on May 14. Tom Janssen, a spokesman for the company, said in an email the move is a "business decision to shift our operations away from maintenance, testing and small capital construction services and nothing to do with oil market."

Albemarle (ALB) - Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes
They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock. Zacks' analyst wrote, "Albemarle Corporation is a major producer of fine and performance chemicals including polymer intermediates, cleaning product intermediates and additives, agricultural chemical intermediates, pharmaceutical intermediates, catalysts, brominated flame retardants, bromine chemicals and potassium and chlorine chemicals.

Recent Analysts' Ratings Updates for Agrium
They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. 5/10/2015 - Agrium had its "buy" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Paradigm Capital.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And (DD) - Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates
A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And recently: 5/14/2015 - E I Du Pont De Nemours And was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating. They now have a $78.51 price target on the stock.

Creditors to sell Kumho Industrial to Ku...
Creditors of South Korean construction firm Kumho Industrial Co. have decided to sell their stake in the company to the chief of Kumho Asiana Group after a recent sales bid fell through due to differences over a price, the lead manager for the sale said Monday.

Trex appoints new president and CEO
Trex Industry Inc. has announced that senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer James Cline will take over as president and chief executive officer of the company. The Winchester-based manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing announced Cline's appointment, along with several additional staff changes, in a news release.

Raven Industries (RAVN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday
Raven Industries is scheduled to be releasing its Q116 earnings data on Tuesday, May 19th. Analysts expect Raven Industries to post earnings of $0.10 per share and revenue of $84.00 million for the quarter.

Shooting of Xu Chunhe exposes class angst in China
In this still image taken from cellphone video recorded on May 2 by a bystander, Xu Chunhe, left, struggles with policeman Li Lebin in a train station in Qing'an City. Beijing: For a country largely unaccustomed to gun violence, the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in front of his elderly mother and three young children has captivated much of China for the past fortnight.

Cooper's DOE project findings available
Companies interested in learning more about the low rolling resistance technology Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. developed under a Department of Energy grant can do so through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Insider Selling: Adam Dante Zambanini Sells 3,029 Shares of Trex Company Stock
Trex Company VP Adam Dante Zambanini sold 3,029 shares of Trex Company stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.82, for a total value of $147,875.78.

What is the average annual dividend yield of companies in the electronics sector?
The chemicals industry is part of the basic materials sector which, as of 2015, is the highest dividend-paying sector on average, offering an average dividend yield of almost 5%. Within the basic materials sector, the chemicals industry falls roughly in the middle in terms of dividend yield, averaging about 3.5%.

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