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  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $9.68. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $5.26. Silver Wheaton rose$. 15 or. 7 percent, to $21.59.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.2 percent, to $1.31. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $32.20. Peabody Energy rose$. 47 or 6.3 percent, to $7.90.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $49.24. DuPont Co. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $77.85.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. "Gold's just not in vogue right now and the average investor is trying to chase the stock market," said David Beahm, executive vice president for Blanchard& Co, a large precious metals retailer in New Orleans. Meanwhile, the spot gold market has been rangebound between $1,130- $1,392 per ounce for the past year.

  • A Manhattan federal jury levied $118 million in damages against Rennert and his Renco Group Inc.. The lawsuit stemmed from the 2001 bankruptcy of the Magnesium Corp. of America, or MagCorp, a Salt Lake City- based producer of magnesium. Rennert's company, Renco Group Inc., said that aspects of the complicated verdict were contradictory and that the company would...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 37 or 2.9 percent, to $13.13. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $26.45.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.34. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.69. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $5.29.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $49.58. DuPont Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $77.97.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.2 percent, to $1.31. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $32.41. Peabody Energy rose$. 45 or 6.1 percent, to $7.88.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.5 percent, to $1.32. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 16 or. 5 percent, to $32.46. Peabody Energy rose$. 30 or 4.0 percent, to $7.73.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $49.16. DuPont Co. fell$. 39 or. 5 percent, to $77.64.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.4 percent, to $12.95. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $26.48.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 05 or 1.4 percent, to $3.37. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 09 or. 9 percent, to $9.67. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $5.33.

  • *Fourth quarter adjusted operating profit 1.46 bln euros. LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Feb 27- BASF, the world's largest chemical firm by sales, expects operating profit to stagnate this year due to lower oil prices and the cost of launching an unusually high number of production sites. The emerging markets are growing more slowly and the global economy is being...

  • GRAPHIC: Brent-WTI spread: http://link.reuters.com/tes24w SINGAPORE, Feb 27- U.S. shale oil is deepening the discount of U.S. crude prices to global benchmarks, with the price gap turning into the de facto indicator of the health of American shale supply, a shale spread of sorts. The surging U.S. production and inventories point to an "oversupplied market which is...

  • Quaker Chemical meets 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. _ Quaker Chemical Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $12.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1 per share. Quaker Chemical shares have decreased slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Shares in China's steelmarkers outshone long-time international rivals in 2014 as Chinese mills overwhelmed buyers with cheap prices. Shares of Hebei Iron and Steel, the listed unit of top Chinese producer Hebei Steel Group, soared more than 90 percent last year. While those gains mirrored the broader rally in Chinese...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 26- Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Over time, the practice might erode the steep premiums farmers pay in the spring to retail businesses owned by Agrium Inc, Richardson International and Cargill Ltd, while...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 27- The market chatter over forming a giant Chinese oil major through merging PetroChina and Sinopec has ramped up again recently, but the motivations for such a deal struggle to stand up to scrutiny. The Chinese authorities are mulling joining China National Petroleum Corp, the parent of PetroChina, and China Petrochemical Corp, the...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $12.76. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 20 or 4.5 percent, to $4.61. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 26 or 1.0 percent, to $26.31.

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