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  • Buy Commodities on Dips?     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, CEO & Founder of Barratt's Bulletin, says that commodity investors have to sit on the sidelines, because there is no confidence in the market.

  • Expect Higher Gold Prices in the Long-Term: CEO     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    Robert Quartermain, President and CEO at Pretium Resources said he is confident that gold prices will rise going forward, adding that the precious metal should be in the portfolio of every investor.

  • Christopher Dundas, Chairman and CEO of Duluth Metals talks about the company's recent discovery of a "multi-billion tonne" deposit that includes gold, nickel and copper.

  • Hong Kong Exchange Defends $2.2 Billion Price for LME Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    Hong Kong Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKex) has defended its purchase price of $2.18 billion for the London Metal Exchange, after some analysts voiced concerns about the amount it was paying.

  • Go Long on Commodities: Pro     Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 4:30 AM ET

    Mining stocks will underperform over the next 6-to-12 months, Andrew Dale, head of metals and mining at Macquarie Asia, told CNBC.

  • Bulls Want to Coin Money in Gold Miners Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:40 AM ET
    Gold

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners Index exchange-traded fund drew some bullish option activity yesterday as traders focus increasingly on precious metals.

  • Top Stock Picks From the Mining Sector     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays Capital says Coal India and Jiangxi Copper are his top picks in the mining sector.

  • Tungsten Is Tracking Gold's Price     Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Brian Wesson, CEO, Woulfe Mining says tungsten is driven mostly by global economic expansion and the metal's price is tracking gold's price.

  • Australian Becomes World’s Richest Woman, Mag Says Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gina Rinehart, chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting Pty., attends the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth, Australia, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

    According to Australia's BRW magazine, mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s net worth is now $28.5 billion. That tops WalMart heiress Christy Walton’s $26 billion pile.

  • Look for Low Cost Resource Plays in China     Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:14 PM ET

    Andrew Dale, Head of Resources Research, Asia, Macquarie Securities, shares his strategy for investing in China's cement and steel sector following a state media report that the world's second biggest economy would fast-track infrastructure spending to boost growth.

  • Mongolia Foreign Investment Law     Sunday, 13 May 2012 | 8:36 PM ET

    Jim Dwyer, Executive Director, Business Council of Mongolia says that the Mongolian government should not pass the draft foreign investment law in haste.

  • Short All Commodities, Except Gold     Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 6:43 PM ET

    Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO, CEF Holdings says we're likely to see a further fall of 5% in commodities as pessimism surrounding global events grows.

  • Mining for Gold in Old Cell Phones Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:44 AM ET
    Gold

    A wireless conference may be the last place you'd expect to see a precious metals refinery company, but precious metals are prevalent in cellular devices and once stripped down, those metals can be cashed in.

  • Commodities Not in QE3 Trade     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 6:43 PM ET

    Tom Essaye, President, Kinsale Trading says the ECB and the Fed currently show no inclination towards more easing.

  • The Next Big Thing: Asteroid Mining     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 5:50 PM ET

    Eric Anderson, Planetary Resources co-founder & CEO, discusses the profitable outlook on mining for water and precious metals in space.

  • Jobs for Loners Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

  • Palladium's Revving Up Gains Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
    Palladium

    Palladium raced ahead of all other metals in April. After climbing double digits in the first quarter, platinum and silver futures were down 4 and 5 percent, respectively. Both metals lost ground for the second consecutive month. Copper prices were flat, and gold seems to have lost its luster, posting its third straight monthly decline.

  • Freeport-McMoran Not for Sale: CEO Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Copper coil

    Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.

  • David Lennox, Resources Analyst, Fat Prophets explains why he expects Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to report robust production numbers, despite weather disruptions and labor disputes.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.