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  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 10 or. 5 percent, to $18.73. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $26.71.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. unchanged at $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 09 or. 6 percent, to $14.33. Silver Wheaton rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $25.37.

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Commodities group Glencore became the first of the large miners to honor promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback program of up to $1 billion as it reported forecast-beating first-half profit.

  • Study shows Twin Metals mine economically feasible Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Duluth Metals Ltd. CEO Kelly Osborne said the "pre-feasibility" study validates the potential of the proposed mine southeast of Ely.

  • Glencore launches $1 billion share buyback Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 AM ET
    A logo sits on a sign outside Glencore Xstrata Plc's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland.

    Miner Glencore said on Wednesday it will launch a share buy-back program of up to $1 billion over the next six months.

  • Investors reject BHP deal, hunt for value elsewhere Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    Shares of mining giant BHP Billiton closed 4.9 percent lower in London on Tuesday after the group announced plans to spinoff businesses worth around $16 billion.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 17 or 1.2 percent, to $14.24. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 22 or 2.2 percent, to $9.40.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $18.83. Gold Fields fell$. 08 or 1.9 percent, to $4.11. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 01 or percent, to $26.83.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.33. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.0 percent, to $14.26. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 19 or 1.9 percent, to $9.43.

  • Commodities tomorrow: U.S. awash in oil     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The U.S. is awash in oil, even though geopolitical volatility is the rule of the day.

  • *Palladium sinks from Monday's 13- year high. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 19- Gold futures eased on Tuesday, under pressure from buoyant equities markets and a stronger dollar after upbeat U.S. economic data, and palladium sank from Monday's 13- year high as traders booked profits. "Gold obviously didn't like the U.S.

  • *Palladium hovers below 13- year high of $900 an ounce. Palladium steadied near a 13- year high of $900 an ounce hit in the previous session, supported by worries about supplies from top producer Russia and strong demand prospects.

  • Palladium steadied near a 13- year high of $900 an ounce hit in the previous session, supported by worries over supplies from top producer Russia and strong demand prospects.

  • *London- listed shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, to focus on its most profitable activities. BHP's London- listed shares fell 4 percent.

  • *BHP UK shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $16 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.

  • BHP plans asset split, posts $13.8 billion profit Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    SYDNEY— BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner, said Tuesday it plans to split off some of its smaller assets into a separate company, as it posted a $13.8 billion annual profit. It will be based in Perth, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, with a secondary listing in South Africa.

  • *H2 profit up 8 pct to $5.69 bln. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.32. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.3 percent, to $14.41. Silver Wheaton rose$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $25.80.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $19.01. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.19. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $26.82.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.