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October 30, 2012 |
Tennis champion Margaret Osborne duPont, the winner of 37 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles from the 1940s into the 1960s, has died in Texas. She was 94. DuPont died Wednesday in El Paso while in hospice care, Mary Skinner of VNA Hospice said. The cause was not given. An Oregon native who grew up in San Francisco learning to play tennis on the public courts of Golden Gate Park, duPont won 31 doubles and mixed doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments from 1941 to 1962. She also won the singles title at Wimbledon in 1947, the U.S. National Championship (now the U.S. Open)
October 5, 2012 |
This post has been corrected, as detailed below. MONTREAL -- Channing Tatum has shown some serious versatility lately - he's played a devoted husband, a comedic cop, and a stripper extraordinaire, to name just three parts. But he says he's never been more daunted as he will be by his new role: as wrestler Mark Schultz in true-life tale "Foxcatcher. " "It's going to be the hardest acting challenge I've had to date," Tatum said of the movie, which is set to begin shooting this month.
January 10, 2011
DuPont is buying Danish food additives maker Danisco A/S for $5.8 billion as it looks to beef up the products it offers to improve the taste and health benefits of food. The chemical giant wants to widen its reach as the world's population grows and demand for food increases. The deal also gives DuPont more exposure to alternative fuel markets, like ethanol, where Danisco products are also used. Danisco's compounds are used in a wide range of industries from bakery, dairy and beverages to animal feed, laundry detergents and bioethanol.
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November 30, 2009 |
Lester Shubin, the Justice Department researcher who turned a DuPont fabric intended for tires into the first truly effective bulletproof vests, saving the lives of more than 3,000 law enforcement officers, died Nov. 20 after a heart attack at his home in Fairfax, Va. He was 84. Shubin was working at the National Institute for Justice, the research and development branch of the Justice Department, in the early 1970s when DuPont came out with a...
September 22, 2009 |
Bank of America Corp. said it appointed DuPont Co. Chairman Charles "Chad" Holliday Jr. to its board of directors, effective immediately. The board also voted to reduce its size to 15 directors from 18.
September 24, 2008 |
DuPont Co. named Ellen Kullman as its chief executive, replacing Charles Holliday Jr., who is stepping down after 10 years in which he shifted the company's focus toward biotechnology and away from basic chemicals. Kullman, a 20-year veteran of DuPont, will become president and director Oct. 1 and chief executive Jan. 1. She eventually will succeed Holliday as chairman. Kullman, 52, is executive vice president and a member of the company's office of the chief executive. She is believed to be the first woman named CEO of a major U.S. chemical company.