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  • Uranium: A Portfolio Element?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    Is uranium the best hedge for investors fearful of inflation? Raymond Goldie, Salman Partners, and Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose, weigh in with the metal play.

  • What's the Play on Metal Miners?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    John Bridges, JP Morgan senior analyst, provides analysis of the nearly 50% drop in metal miners.

  • Australia's Fortescue First-Half Profit Nearly Triples Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:55 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    Fortescue Metals, Australia's third largest iron ore miner, more than doubled its half-year net profit as it ramped up sales to China, but cut its production guidance for the current quarter due disruptions caused by bad weather.

  • BHP, Rio OK $4.5 Billion Escondida Copper Expansion Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 9:35 PM ET
    Chiquicamata Coppermine, Atacama Desert, Chile

    BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto have raised their bets on global copper demand, approving plans for a $4.5 billion expansion of the massive Escondida mine in Chile, while BHP plans to reopen a U.S. copper mine idled three years ago.

  • Hold On to ‘Glenstrata’ Stock: Equity Pro Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:11 AM ET

    Growth prospects for the merger between Glencore and Xstrata look healthy enough for shareholders to hold on to their stake, according to Jane Coffey, head of equities at Royal London Asset Management.

  • Global miner Rio Tinto announced on Wednesday a $3.4 billion expansion of iron ore mining in Australia, where it has mapped out a plan to lift capacity by more than 50 percent in anticipation of growing demand from Chinese steel mills.

  • Discussing Glencore's $41B acquisition of Xstrata and its impact on other commodity mergers, with Anthony Young, Dahlman Rose analyst.

  • Cramer: CAT vs. JOY     Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer compares and contrasts Caterpillar to Joy Global, and concludes CAT's vast sales force, financing arm, and service division, make it a better play, but only on a pullback.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Despite Copper’s Rise, Traders Still Bearish Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    Copper futures rose Monday trading above $3.80, after China reported positive import data and on hopes for progress on the European Debt Crisis. Yet, traders and analysts still see more price pressure on the industrial metal.

  • Central Banks Increase Gold Lending Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 8:03 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Central banks increased the amount of gold they lent for the first time in a decade in 2011, as they used their bullion reserves to help commercial banks raise US dollars. The Financial Times reports.

  • Germany Controls EU Debt Crisis: Cramer Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    In turn, the "Mad Money" host thinks global prospects look brighter.

  • Dan Dicker’s Stock Picks On Commodity Rally Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 5:36 PM ET

    Commodity prices traded higher Tuesday, creating an opportunity in a few company stocks, according to renowned trader Dan Dicker and other “Fast Money” pros.

  • Gold is Still a Safe Haven     Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    Owen Hegarty, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of G-Resources Group talks about where he thinks gold prices will go following S&P's downgrade of 9 EU countries.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investment advice, including a look at financials, oil and gold mining stocks.

  • Rising Challenges to Miners     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    Reuben Saayman, Partner & Mining Leader at Deloitte, NSW talks about the challenges facing the mining industry, such as rising costs and talent shortages.

  • Opportunities in China's Mining Sector     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 9:50 PM ET

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays Capital says that there are plenty of opportunities in China's mining sector, and valuations are looking very attractive.

  • Gold Returns to Safe Haven Status     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 5:40 PM ET

    Matt Grossman, Chief Equity Market Strategist at Adam Mesh Trading Group says gold has returned to safe haven status as Europe languishes. He is bullish on gold, and says it will break the $2,000 level.

  • 5 Dos and Don'ts for 2012: Citi's Levkovich Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Citi's chief US equity strategist is cautious on chemicals and health care, but says more merger and acquisition deals in energy and telecommunications will make them the sectors to watch.

  • US Bans New Mining Claims Near Grand Canyon Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
    Open cast mining for iron ore.

    The Obama administration banned new mining claims affecting a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves.