DuPont (DD -0.4%) is putting its cyanide business on the block and has hired Morgan Stanley to...

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DuPont (DD -0.4%) is putting its cyanide business on the block and has hired Morgan Stanley to advise on a potential sale, Reuters reports. The unit, which sells the chemical for use in gold mining, could be worth more than $700M. DD is under pressure to focus more on its food and ag products; it sold its performance coatings unit last August to Carlyle Group for $4.9B.