Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


Topic: DuPont Company

Featured

  • The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

    Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.

All Content

  • Energy Voices Is butanol the future of renewable fuel?

    Like ethanol, butanol can be produced from corn or sugar cane, but it has a far higher energy density and is easier for refiners to mix with gasoline. 

  • Fire chief $550K pension was a mistake

    Fire chief's $550K in extra pension money was the fault of Dupont, Wash., state auditors say. The state says the city misclassified the retired fire chief as an independent contractor, letting him work and receive $550K in pension payments.   

  • Energy Voices A look at the future of biofuels

    Jan Koninckx, global director of biofuels for DuPont Industrial Biosciences, discusses 2nd generation biofuels with Robert Rapier of Consumer Energy Report.

  • Still occupying: Occupy Des Moines targets World Food Prize Foundation

    Occupy Des Moines plans to protest at the headquarters of the World Food Prize this week. They say the organization, which recognizes efforts at reducing world hunger, is focused on corporate agriculture and profits.  

  • The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions

    Most inventors strive for weeks, months, or years to perfect their products. (Thomas Edison tried thousands of different light bulb filaments before arriving at the ideal mixture of tungsten.) But sometimes, brilliance strikes by accident. Here's a salute to the scientists, chefs, and everyday folk who stumbled upon greatness – and, more important, shared their mistakes with the world.UPDATE: After great reader feedback, we've added five additional accidental inventions: Stainless steel, plastic, ice cream cones, Post-it Notes, and matches.

  • Weak demand for fertilizer tugs at stocks

    A drop in demand from China and India hurt the profits of Mosaic, the US's largest fertilizer company. But utilities and health care stocks helped pull the S&P 500 above the break-even mark.

  • Will Louis Freeh report hurt Penn State football?

    Could Penn State football face NCAA 'death penalty?' Most observers say no. But Penn State football, which brings in $50 million in annual profits, could face other NCAA sanctions in wake of the Louis Freeh report.

  • Slowing manufacturing numbers lead to mixed day on The Street

    Stocks struggled during a quiet start to holiday-week trading following news that American manufacturing numbers seem to have slowed in June. The Dow average fell after the manufacturing report, finishing down 8 points at 12,871.

  • A jobless boom for female firms

    Women are creating new businesses faster than the national average, but they're hiring far fewer workers. One solution: better networks for women.

  • Obama to unveil plan for helping African farmers

    Ahead of the G-8 summit, President Obama will unveil a new public-private partnership with DuPont, Monsanto, and Cargill, and almost 20 companies from Africa, to help farmers build local markets and fight hunger.

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
Become a fan! Follow us! Google+ YouTube See our feeds!