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  • Final Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.1 percent, to $14.22. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.33.

  • The delays have been perpetuated also by a surge in rail deliveries of crude oil and grain, leaving power producers such as FirstEnergy Corp scrambling for transport alternatives before winter sets in, potentially adding to costs.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.21. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.33.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.12. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 38 or. 9 percent, to $39.77. Peabody Energy fell$. 26 or 1.7 percent, to $15.71.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.22. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 40 or 1.5 percent, to $26.92.

  • Argentina, Malaysia in deal to develop oil field Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— State-run Argentine oil company YPF SA said Thursday it has reached a deal with Malaysia's Petronas to develop what is believed to be massive deposits of shale oil and gas in the vast Vaca Muerta formation in Patagonia.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.15. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 53 or 1.3 percent, to $39.61. Peabody Energy fell$. 31 or 1.9 percent, to $15.67.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $18.22. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 24 or. 9 percent, to $26.76.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.24. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 15 or 1.1 percent, to $14.22. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.31.

  • *Shanghai rebar futures drop to record low. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Spot iron ore hit a two-year low on Thursday and was on course to fall to its lowest since 2009 as tighter credit in China curbed purchases of imported cargoes, and iron ore futures in Dalian slumped to a contract low.

  • METALS-LME copper steadies in low volumes, ECB in focus Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:43 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Aug 28- Copper steadied in low trade volumes on Thursday as markets awaited fresh signals on whether the European Central Bank would act to shore up a faltering economy that could drag on world growth and metals demand.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 28- The state of Western Australia on Thursday said it planned to sell government-owned assets, including part of the Port Hedland shipping terminal, for an estimated A $1 billion to A $2 billion as its resource-heavy economy adjusts to the collapse of a decade-long mining boom.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,290- technicals. SINGAPORE, Aug 28- Gold rose for the third straight day on Thursday on softening dollar and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but the precious metal was under pressure from rallies in equities and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.

  • METALS-LME copper drifts in low volumes; eyes on ECB Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:57 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Aug 28- Copper drifted in low volume trade on Thursday as markets awaited fresh signals on whether the European Central Bank would act to shore up a faltering economy that could drag on world growth and metals demand. *The most-traded October copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange eased 0.2 percent to 50,330 yuan a tonne.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $18.12. Gold Fields rose$. 02 or. 4 percent, to $4.48. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $26.52.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.18. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 40 or 1.0 percent, to $40.14. Peabody Energy rose$. 18 or 1.1 percent, to $15.97.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.22. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $14.07. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.21.

  • *Palladium- backed fund shows hefty outflow; prices up. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 27- Spot gold edged up on Wednesday as a lower dollar and lingering geopolitical tensions helped offset selling pressure from a record rally in U.S. equities.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Brazil's new mining code, a flagship policy of President Dilma Rousseff first announced in 2009, is unlikely to be passed before next year and could be ditched entirely if the government changes in upcoming elections, industry insiders say.