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  • HeidelbergCement offloads Hanson unit for $1.4 bln Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's HeidelbergCement AG says it is selling its North American and British brick and concrete pipe business, Hanson Building Products, to an American affiliate of investor Lone Star Funds in a deal worth $1.4 billion. HeidelbergCement said Wednesday it expects the transaction to close in the first quarter. HeidelbergCement CEO Bernd Scheifele...

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.67. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 24 or 2.7 percent, to $8.80. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.6 percent, to $4.40.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.5 percent, to $10.17. Gold Fields rose$. 04 or 1.0 percent, to $4.24. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $18.04.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 3.3 percent, to $1.77. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 47 or 1.4 percent, to $35.04. Peabody Energy rose$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $7.96.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 21 or. 5 percent, to $45.98. DuPont Co. rose $1.05 or 1.4 percent, to $75.19.

  • Dec 23- Germany's HeidelbergCement AG is negotiating to sell Hanson Building Products Ltd, a maker of concrete and clay building products, to private equity firm Lone Star Funds, according to people familiar with the matter. HeidelbergCement is weighing a sale to Lone Star as a way to shed the non-core unit more quickly than through an initial public offering,...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $46.05. DuPont Co. rose $1.20 or 1.6 percent, to $75.34.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $10.45. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 30 or 1.7 percent, to $18.46.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 4.2 percent, to $2.81. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.4 percent, to $9.17. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 17 or 3.8 percent, to $4.64.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 2.2 percent, to $1.79. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $34.92. Peabody Energy rose$. 20 or 2.5 percent, to $8.12.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 23- A former top executive at a China's largest coal producer has been put under investigation by the country's top graft busting body, the latest in a series of corruption cases against high ranking political and business figures. Former vice president of China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd Hua Zeqiao is suspected of "serious violations" of the law, a...

  • Former Chinese aluminum boss facing graft charges Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    BEIJING— The former boss of China's biggest aluminum producer has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party on corruption charges, the party announced Tuesday, as an anti-graft campaign that has brought down oil executives spreads to other state-owned resource industries. Sun Zhaoxue was accused of misusing his post as general manager of Aluminum...

  • Myanmar villagers remain in standoff over mine Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— Villagers refusing to leave their homes for the expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar remained in a tense standoff with security forces for a second day Tuesday, with two reported hurt. The massive project, a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 51 or 4.7 percent, to $10.32. Gold Fields fell$. 16 or 3.7 percent, to $4.20. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 96 or 5.0 percent, to $18.16.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 11 or 3.9 percent, to $2.70. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 59 or 6.1 percent, to $9.04. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 49 or 9.9 percent, to $4.47.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $45.77. DuPont Co. rose$. 85 or 1.2 percent, to $74.14.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 5.2 percent, to $1.83. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $34.57. Peabody Energy fell$. 63 or 7.4 percent, to $7.92.

  • Dec 22- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has sold its controversial metals warehousing business to Swiss private equity group Reuben Brothers, the Wall Street bank said on Monday. Reuben Brothers has a history in steel and iron ore investments through its metal trading company Metalloyd. In April, the firm sold its stake in Erus Metals, a small warehousing company based...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.78. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 34 or 3.5 percent, to $9.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 24 or 4.8 percent, to $4.72.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 35 or 3.2 percent, to $10.48. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 75 or 3.9 percent, to $18.37.

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