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  • Carlos Slim

    Billionaire Carlos Slim has been selling silver futures for "weeks" in an effort to actively hedge production of his silver mine, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC Wednesday.

  • Molycorp Ready to Buy Other Rare Earth Miners: CEO Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    Molycorp is ready to buy other rare earth mining companies should the opportunity arise, said Chief Executive Mark Smith told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Brazil's Billionaire Boom     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo and Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, EBX Group chairman & CEO, discuss his company's growth plans as well as Brazil's economic future.

  • The Silver 'Bullet' Takes a Breather Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:42 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    It has been the silver bullet for many investors, the best performing commodity so far this year. Now it's taking a breather.  The reason behind the stunningly rapid rise in silver prices in the last few months — the frenzy of speculative interest — may be the main reason for the metal's recent decline.

  • Rare Earth Prices Surge Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rare earth prices are reaching rarefied heights. World prices have doubled in the last four months for rare earths — metallic elements needed for many of the most sophisticated civilian and military technologies, whether smartphones or smart bombs.

  • Platinum, Palladium—The New Hot Metal Trades? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:09 AM ET

    With silver prices tumbling for a third straight session, traders are questioning if its record-breaking rally in recent months is finally over.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's "Squawk on the Street."

  • Open cast mining for iron ore.

    The global uranium industry, crippled by the March 11 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, is now beginning to come out of the shock. Investors, who were earlier sitting on the sidelines, have re-entered the market to look for bargains.

  • Halftime: Top 7 Plays on the Weak Dollar Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 1:23 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders highlight U.S. companies benefiting from pricing power that comes with a weak U.S. dollar.

  • Will Silver Go Above $50 … and Stay There? Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 12:44 AM ET
    Silver bar and coins

    Silver jumped 6 percent Thursday on the back of dollar weakness after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's dovish remarks Wednesday, but some analysts doubt the price can hit and stay above the $50 mark.

  • Mineral Growth in Brazil     Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses the future of magnesite mining, with Flavio Barbosa Magnesita, CFO.

  • Royal Wedding Guest List: What Stocks Get An Invite? Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 10:08 PM ET

    If stocks could attend William and Kate's wedding, Cramer thinks these names would be on the list.

  • Disasters and M&A Shaped Mining in First Quarter Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 3:06 AM ET

    The mining industry has been caught by natural disasters in the Pacific region, an intense mergers and acquisitions environment and emerging countries eyeing to get a hold on commodities resources, Evy Hambro, MD and CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock told CNBC.

  • Molycorp Takes on China With Rare Earth Firm Deal Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 6:04 AM ET

    Earlier this month, Molycorp announced it will take a controlling stake in AS Silmet, one of only two rare earth producers in Europe.

  • Cramer's Lesson for Navigating Earnings Season Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 6:08 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host makes sense of how the market is reacting to earnings.

  • Why Cramer's Taking a Slightly Bearish Tone Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 6:14 PM ET

    One thing in particular has the "Mad Money" host concerned, but here's his "Game Plan" going forward.

  • Newmont's Gold Dividend Could Offer Volatile Ride Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:25 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Newmont Mining wants to give investors a volatile ride through its planned dividend linked to the price of gold.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Miners Bet on Falling Copper Prices Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 2:02 AM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    Miners have started to protect themselves against a fall in the price of copper as the metal’s rally, which only a few months ago looked unstoppable, has hit a wall, the Financial Times reports.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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