Thomson ReutersJuly 25, 2013 08:05
By Swetha Gopinath and Garima Goel
(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co <DOW.N> will consider selling its paint, construction and chlorine businesses as it joins industry rivals in shedding units vulnerable to commodity price swings, its chief executive said.
Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to strong margins in its plastics business and higher sales of pesticides to farmers. Its shares rose 1.5 percent in morning trading.