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  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 2.6 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 20 or 2.2 percent, to $9.43. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 16 or 3.2 percent, to $5.14.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 29 or 2.7 percent, to $11.18. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 13 or. 6 percent, to $22.95.

  • *Gold up 1 pct for the week after hitting 4- mth low. *Platinum still at around $50 discount to gold. LONDON, March 20- Gold edged back towards two-week highs on Friday, on track for its biggest weekly jump since January, after the U.S.

  • Mexico mining groups says 3 kidnapped miners were slain Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:10 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— A Mexican mining industry group says three miners were killed earlier this month in the southern state of Guerrero. The three employees of the Los Filos gold mine in the mountains of Guerrero had been reported kidnapped. The Mexican Mining Chamber said Thursday that the killings "disturb the healthy development of the mining industry in Guerrero."

  • Commodities tomorrow: OPEC stands firm   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: OPEC stands firm

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. OPEC said it would maintain current production levels and blames the US for the drop in price. Gold got a small bounce on the day.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 10 or. 9 percent, to $10.87. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $22.80.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.13. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 10 or 1.1 percent, to $9.15. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 09 or 1.9 percent, to $4.95.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 22 or 2.0 percent, to $10.75. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 05 or 1.2 percent, to $4.21. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $22.92.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 12 or 3.6 percent, to $3.06. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 17 or 1.8 percent, to $9.08. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $4.82.

  • Battered Africa gold valuations to spur mines sales Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:07 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, March 19- Some of the lowest valuations in decades and rising pressure on Africa's gold producers to restructure or perish are likely to spur a wave of acquisitions in a sector attracting a growing number of potential buyers. Gold producers are now being forced to shape up to stay afloat and their focus has switched to cutting costs and...

  • Commodities tomorrow: The Yellen effect   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: The Yellen effect

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil actually went up today, following Janet Yellen's statement, in spite of a 9.6-million barrel increase in oil stocks.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $2.91. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $8.90. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $4.68.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.9 percent, to $10.63. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 01 or percent, to $22.13.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $2.91. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $8.81. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $4.66.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 12 or 1.2 percent, to $10.45. GoldCorp fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.29. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 11 or. 5 percent, to $22.01.

  • Why gold is still the preferred asset class   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Why gold is still the preferred asset class

    Victor Thianpiriya, commodity strategist at ANZ, says gold remains a good hedge against any financial calamities.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 23 or 2.2 percent, to $10.33. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 08 or 2.1 percent, to $3.82. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 18 or. 8 percent, to $22.12.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $8.83. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.6 percent, to $4.65. Silver Wheaton fell$. 37 or 2.0 percent, to $18.45.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Watch Cushing   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Commodities tomorrow: Watch Cushing

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Another volatile day for oil, which ended the day down almost $3.

  • March 17- Molycorp Inc lost about a third of its market value on Tuesday after its auditor raised "substantial doubt" about the rare earths miner's ability to stay in business, putting the United States' only domestic supply of the technology metals at risk. "We have incurred, and continue to incur, operating losses," Molycorp said in its annual report.