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  • SINGAPORE, Sept 16- Gold clung to small overnight gains on Tuesday but investors refrained from taking big positions in the metal as they waited for the start of a Federal Reserve policy meeting for clues on when the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,233.20 an ounce by 0025 GMT.

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 15- The union at the world's largest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, has called a strike on Sept. 22 and 24, aiming to paralyze activity in an effort to get improved working conditions, the union said on Monday.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $16.44. Gold Fields rose$. 06 or 1.4 percent, to $4.41. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $25.02.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $12.66. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.1 percent, to $7.42. Silver Wheaton fell$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $22.83.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 09 or 3.1 percent, to $2.86. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $38.90. Peabody Energy fell$. 32 or 2.2 percent, to $14.12.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 15- Gold rose on Monday after weak Chinese factory data, but the precious metal hovered just above an eight-month low as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start hinting at plans to raise U.S. interest rates sooner than expected.

  • Montana coal mine deal aims to boost Asian exports Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— Coal companies have finalized a deal that consolidates ownership of a Montana mine and gives a Wyoming company an option to export coal through Washington state. Ambre Energy and Cloud Peak Energy announced in a joint statement Monday that the deal involving the 120- worker Decker mine closed Sept. 12.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $2.89. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $12.63. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 10 or 1.3 percent, to $7.40.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 3.4 percent, to $2.85. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 36 or. 9 percent, to $38.81. Peabody Energy fell$. 27 or 1.9 percent, to $14.17.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $16.48. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 21 or. 8 percent, to $24.96.

  • *Copper, aluminum, zinc and tin prices all fall. LONDON, Sept 15- Nickel dropped to a three-month low on Monday after inventories hit a record high and weak factory output in China raised fears about growth in the world's biggest metals consumer.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $2.85. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $12.74. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 14 or 1.9 percent, to $7.36.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $16.49. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 30 or 1.2 percent, to $24.87.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 15- Shanghai shares eked out modest gains to end at their highest in more than 1-1/ 2 years on Monday, underpinned by prospects of further government stimulus to buttress a slowing economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings ended down 0.1 percent. Inner Mongolia BaoTou Steel Union led gains among steel-makers.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 15- Gold dropped to fresh eight-month lows on Monday on fears that the U.S. *Spot gold fell to $1,225.30 an ounce, its lowest since January, early on Monday before steadying at $1,227.70 by 0020 GMT. *Silver fell 0.2 percent to trade near a 14- month low.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 06 or 2.1 percent, to $2.95. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $39.17. Peabody Energy unchanged at $14.44.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 34 or 2.0 percent, to $16.52. Gold Fields fell$. 04 or. 9 percent, to $4.35. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 42 or 1.6 percent, to $25.17.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 2.0 percent, to $2.88. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 30 or 2.3 percent, to $12.76. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 26 or 3.4 percent, to $7.50.

  • Sept 12- Israel Chemicals Ltd, a Tel Aviv- based maker of fertilizer and specialty chemicals, filed with U.S. regulators to list on the New York Stock Exchange. ICL, which has exclusive permits to extract potash and bromine from the Dead Sea, is a subsidiary of Israel Corp and the second largest company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange by market value.

  • *Gold hits lowest since Jan. 10, below $1,230/ oz. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 12- Gold slumped to an eight-month low on Friday, dropping 1 percent as a lack of physical and investment demand and widespread commodities losses weighed on bullion. Gold's losses also pressured silver and platinum group metals, with platinum hitting a 2014 low earlier in the session.