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  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 05 or 1.5 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.8 percent, to $14.00. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 42 or 4.5 percent, to $8.98.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.23. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $39.70. Peabody Energy fell$. 44 or 2.6 percent, to $16.23.

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened possible fines of up to $3 million.

  • *Platinum falls to 3- month lows. LONDON, Aug 21- Gold slid around 1 percent to its lowest in two months on Thursday, extending losses to a fifth session on a firm dollar and after slightly better than expected U.S. jobless claims fed expectations for an early interest rate hike.

  • *China, Mongolia sign deals on mining, finance cooperation. *Struggling economy forces Mongolia to tilt towards China.

  • *Coal producers down as Beijing orders curbs on oversupply. HONG KONG, Aug 21- Hong Kong and China shares weakened on Thursday after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper stayed around $7,000 a tonne mark on Thursday after a gauge on China's factory health showed growth slowed in August, denting optimism over demand fuelled by brightening prospects in the United States.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper was steady on Thursday just above $7,000 a tonne which it touched in the previous session on encouraging signs from the U.S. economy and ahead of a key China factory data.

  • Why now's the time to buy iron ore Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Iron ore has taken a beating this year, but one analyst told CNBC this presents the perfect buying opportunity.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.27. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $39.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 27 or 1.6 percent, to $16.67.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.72. Gold Fields rose$. 12 or 2.9 percent, to $4.23. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $26.73.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.29. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.38. Silver Wheaton rose$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $25.49.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.70. Gold Fields rose$. 18 or 4.4 percent, to $4.29. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $26.77.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.25. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.82. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $16.46.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.32. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.3 percent, to $14.42. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.43.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.23. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 43 or 1.1 percent, to $39.40. Peabody Energy fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $16.35.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.73. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $26.71.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. unchanged at $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 09 or. 6 percent, to $14.33. Silver Wheaton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $25.37.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Commodities group Glencore became the first of the large miners to honor promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback program of up to $1 billion as it reported forecast-beating first-half profit.