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  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.2 percent, to $14.94. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.2 percent, to $9.34.

  • Twitter and DreamWorks are big market movers Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Twitter Inc., up $7.71 to $46.30. United States Steel Corp., up $5.36 to $33.03.

  • *Central bank reaffirms no rush to raise interest rates. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 30- Gold futures ended lower on Wednesday, but traders largely shrugged off a statement from the Federal Reserve hinting the U.S. central bank was in no rush to hike interest rates, which would reduce appetite for the precious metal.

  • New lawsuit in destructive Chinese drywall cases Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Lawyers for people who say defective Chinese drywall wrecked their homes are again suing the manufacturers. District Judge Eldon Fallon held Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. and related defendants in contempt of court for ignoring court proceedings over harm done by the drywall.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 07 or 2.1 percent, to $2.99. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 47 or 1.2 percent, to $39.86. Peabody Energy fell$. 17 or 1.1 percent, to $15.39.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $18.42. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 20 or. 8 percent, to $25.34.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $3.33. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.5 percent, to $14.89. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 16 or 1.7 percent, to $9.29.

  • UPDATE 2-Lower mining spending hits Rockwell Automation Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    *3rd- quarter adj profit, sales miss estimates. July 30- Rockwell Automation Inc, whose automated systems help factories run smoothly, said a decrease in spending by miners globally led to lower quarterly sales outside the United States and in its largest business. "We don't expect to see a pick up in mining," Chief Executive Keith Nosbusch told Reuters.

  • METALS-Lead falls as investors book profits after rally Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    *Manufacturing growth in China expands. LONDON, July 30- Lead prices fell on Wednesday as investors took profits after a rally this month, but a brighter global economic outlook is seen providing support to industrial metals. Part of that is driven by improving macro sentiment, "said commodity analyst Ivan Szpakowski of Citi in Shanghai.

  • MeadWestvaco 2Q profit climbs 2.8 percent Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— MeadWestvaco Corp. on Wednesday reported net income that rose by 2.8 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Richmond, Virginia- based company said profit increased to $73 million, or 43 cents per share, from $71 million, or 39 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 47 or. 9 percent, to $52.99. DuPont Co. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $66.11.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or. 7 percent, to $3.07. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 22 or. 5 percent, to $40.11. Peabody Energy rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $15.58.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $15.01. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 22 or 2.3 percent, to $9.23.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.2 percent, to $18.37. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.1 percent, to $25.27.

  • *Eramet says Norilsk would sell to Asia if targeted by West. PARIS, July 30- An embargo against Norilsk Nickel as part of Western sanctions against Russia would hurt nickel users in Europe and the United States rather than Norilsk itself, the head of French mining group Eramet said.

  • July 29- Chemical maker Huntsman Corp's quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by higher prices and increased demand for chemicals used in foam insulation and refrigeration. Huntsman, which bought Rockwood Holdings Inc's pigments business for $1.1 billion, said it expects to secure final approval for the deal by the end of the current quarter.

  • *Mozambique bets on India's growing demand for coal. LONDON, July 30- Rio Tinto has agreed to sell coal assets it bought through a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 for just $50 million to an Indian joint venture, ending its ill-fated venture in Mozambique's coal sector.

  • July 30- Cenovus Energy Inc, Canada's No.2 independent oil producer, said its second-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by increased production at its Christina Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta.

  • Cenovus' profit triples as oil sands production jumps Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    July 30- Cenovus Energy Inc, Canada's No.2 independent oil producer, said its second-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by increased production at its Christina Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta.

  • *Manufacturing growth in China expands. LONDON/ SYDNEY, July 30- Lead and zinc fell on Wednesday as investors took profits after a rally by both metals this month, but a brighter global economic outlook could see industrial metals resuming their rise. Part of that is driven by improving macro sentiment, "said commodity analyst Ivan Szpakowski of Citi in Shanghai.

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