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  • SYDNEY, Aug 21- London copper was steady on Thursday just above $7,000 a tonne which it touched in the previous session on encouraging signs from the U.S. economy and ahead of a key China factory data.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Aug 20- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a paint coatings company backed by buyout firm Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $3.27. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $39.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 27 or 1.6 percent, to $16.67.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $53.30. DuPont Co. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $66.22.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.72. Gold Fields rose$. 12 or 2.9 percent, to $4.23. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $26.73.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.29. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.38. Silver Wheaton rose$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $25.49.

  • Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating Systems files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Aug 20- Buyout firm Carlyle Group LP backed performance coatings company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp..

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp..

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.70. Gold Fields rose$. 18 or 4.4 percent, to $4.29. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $26.77.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $3.32. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.3 percent, to $14.42. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $9.43.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.25. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $39.82. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $16.46.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $53.33. DuPont Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $66.27.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report a transaction that boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $53.24. DuPont Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $66.24.

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

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.23. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 43 or 1.1 percent, to $39.40. Peabody Energy fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $16.35.

  • 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.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report that it had boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.

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