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  • BEIJING, Sept 17- Nearly four years after a massive state-run steel mill on the outskirts of Beijing was closed to help cut smog in the Chinese capital, little has been done to clean up the contaminated site.

  • Mining giants may hoard cash as iron ore prices sag Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stung by slower growth in China, global miners have reined in expansion plans and brought in new management to sell assets and drive their mines harder, raising hopes that BHP Billiton alone could hand back up to $8 billion to investors.

  • US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Ed Markey said the Interior Department moved too slowly on promised reforms since the Democrat raised concerns earlier this year that "bargain-basement" lease sales to a handful of mining companies might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $12.70. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 09 or 1.2 percent, to $7.51. Silver Wheaton rose$. 22 or 1.0 percent, to $23.05.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 65 or 1.2 percent, to $53.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 72 or 1.1 percent, to $66.02.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 2.8 percent, to $2.78. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 35 or. 9 percent, to $39.25. Peabody Energy rose$. 21 or 1.5 percent, to $14.33.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $16.56. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $25.12.

  • RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Sept 16- South African platinum miner Vincent Nyeleka has just moved up in the world, leaving behind a cramped hovel that he rented for a new, three-bedroom house he can call his own.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $53.48. DuPont Co. rose$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $65.49.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 2.8 percent, to $2.78. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $38.89. Peabody Energy fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $14.10.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $16.33. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 17 or. 7 percent, to $24.85.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $2.87. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $12.53. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.4 percent, to $7.32.

  • Petra says rare blue diamond sold for $27.6 mln Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:51 AM ET

    Sept 16- London- listed Petra Diamonds Ltd said it sold a rare blue diamond found at its mine in South Africa for $27.6 million. The company recovered the 122.52- carat diamond in June from its Cullinan mine, a site with a long and illustrious history of producing high-value stones.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 16- Gold clung to small overnight gains on Tuesday but investors refrained from taking big positions in the metal as they waited for the start of a Federal Reserve policy meeting for clues on when the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,233.20 an ounce by 0025 GMT.

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 15- The union at the world's largest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, has called a strike on Sept. 22 and 24, aiming to paralyze activity in an effort to get improved working conditions, the union said on Monday.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $16.44. Gold Fields rose$. 06 or 1.4 percent, to $4.41. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 15 or. 6 percent, to $25.02.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $12.66. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.1 percent, to $7.42. Silver Wheaton fell$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $22.83.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 09 or 3.1 percent, to $2.86. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $38.90. Peabody Energy fell$. 32 or 2.2 percent, to $14.12.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 37 or. 7 percent, to $53.04. DuPont Co. rose$. 52 or. 8 percent, to $65.30.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 15- Gold rose on Monday after weak Chinese factory data, but the precious metal hovered just above an eight-month low as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start hinting at plans to raise U.S. interest rates sooner than expected.

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