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  • METALS-LME nickel hits new 6-year low on forced sales Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:03 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, April 1- London nickel sank to new six-year lows on Wednesday as Chinese nickel pig iron makers sold nickel stocks due to weak local demand for their product, while copper prices drifted ahead of key China manufacturing data out soon. The most-traded June copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 1.6 percent to 43,090 yuan a tonne.

  • Nippon Steel says sought injunction against Ternium Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:20 PM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO, March 31- Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp said on Tuesday it was seeking an injunction against Ternium SA in Brazil for transferring shares in steelmaker Usiminas, which they jointly control, to third parties. The injunction sought from a court in Minas Gerais state on Monday comes after the Japanese steelmaker reported Ternium to Brazil's CVM...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.6 percent, to $10.96. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 14 or 3.4 percent, to $4.01. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 31 or 1.4 percent, to $21.71.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 7 percent, to $2.98. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.8 percent, to $8.77. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 13 or 2.8 percent, to $4.53.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or 2.0 percent, to $1.00. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $27.89. Peabody Energy fell$. 42 or 7.9 percent, to $4.92.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 70 or 1.4 percent, to $47.98. DuPont Co. fell $1.11 or 1.5 percent, to $71.47.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Department of Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government. The expected decision regarding the lease in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast opens the door for the department to review a...

  • An EPA spokeswoman declined to give specifics of the plan, but told Reuters that its requirements will be similar to those placed on a new herbicide product developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical Co.. The company is required to provide extensive reporting to the EPA about instances of weed resistance and to let "relevant stakeholders" know about...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic since it suffered mishaps in the region in 2012.. "The Arctic is an important component of the Administration's national energy strategy, and we remain...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to the Arctic since it suffered accidents in the region in 2012..

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 11 or 1.0 percent, to $11.03. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.3 percent, to $21.73.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.8 percent, to $2.95. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 19 or 2.1 percent, to $8.74. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 17 or 3.6 percent, to $4.49.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $48.35. DuPont Co. fell$. 69 or 1.0 percent, to $71.89.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or 1.1 percent, to $0.97. Consol Energy Inc. unchanged at $27.93. Peabody Energy fell$. 30 or 5.6 percent, to $5.04.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $48.32. DuPont Co. fell$. 77 or 1.1 percent, to $71.81.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or 1.1 percent, to $0.99. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $27.75. Peabody Energy fell$. 21 or 3.9 percent, to $5.13.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 08 or. 7 percent, to $11.06. GoldCorp fell$. 08 or. 4 percent, to $18.11. Newmont Mining Corp. unchanged at $22.02.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 05 or. 6 percent, to $8.88. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 16 or 3.4 percent, to $4.50. Silver Wheaton fell$. 18 or. 9 percent, to $19.05.

  • US Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:08 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs. It's the latest symptom of a downturn in the American steel industry that has weighed a heavy toll on the Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota. And Magnetation LLC announced in February that it was shutting down...

  • *Davis' sight now on South32, Anglo American- sources. LONDON, March 31- More than a year after he launched his private fund, former Xstrata boss Mick Davis is coming under pressure to build a new mining empire with the $6 billion in capital he has raised. The renowned dealmaker set up X2 Resources 18 months ago after Glencore's $46 billion takeover of Xstrata, when he...

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