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  • Steel Dynamics misses 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:13 PM ET

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ Steel Dynamics Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $91.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.12 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 3.3 percent, to $2.47. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 25 or 2.4 percent, to $10.80. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 16 or 2.9 percent, to $5.72.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 27 or 2.0 percent, to $13.68. Gold Fields rose$. 09 or 2.4 percent, to $3.78. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 45 or 2.0 percent, to $22.85.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 2.5 percent, to $1.92. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $34.75. Peabody Energy fell$. 57 or 5.2 percent, to $10.46.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 46 or 1.0 percent, to $46.51. DuPont Co. rose$. 83 or 1.2 percent, to $67.81.

  • Packaging Corp. meets 3Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ Packaging Corp. of America on Monday reported earnings of $104.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.26 per share. Analysts expected $1.5 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge in 2011, claiming it illegally refused to...

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 1.8 percent, to $1.94. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.92. Peabody Energy fell$. 40 or 3.6 percent, to $10.63.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 22 or 1.6 percent, to $13.63. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 33 or 1.5 percent, to $22.73.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.5 percent, to $2.43. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.9 percent, to $10.75. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 12 or 2.2 percent, to $5.68.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 10 or 5.1 percent, to $2.07. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 66 or 1.9 percent, to $35.44. Peabody Energy rose$. 12 or 1.1 percent, to $11.15.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 34 or. 7 percent, to $46.39. DuPont Co. rose$. 35 or. 5 percent, to $67.33.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 8 percent, to $2.41. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 08 or. 8 percent, to $10.63. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 11 or 2.0 percent, to $5.67.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 08 or. 6 percent, to $13.49. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $22.52.

  • Platform Specialty to buy Arysta for $3.51 billion Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Platform Specialty Products Corp. said Monday that it will spend about $3.51 billion to buy rival chemical maker Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to diversify its product offerings. Miami- based Platform makes specialty chemicals used in computers, cars and oil rigs. Shares of Platform rose 76 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $25.05 in morning trading Monday.

  • *Gold expected to average $1,270 this year, $1,225 in 2015. *Platinum seen rising to $1,477.50 next year. LONDON, Oct 20- Gold prices will lag industrial precious metals platinum and palladium in 2015, analysts polled by Reuters predict, as a gradually stabilising world economy favours raw materials over so called "defensive" assets.

  • Oct 20- Specialty chemicals company Platform Specialty Products Corp said it will buy rival Arysta LifeScience Ltd from a company backed by private equity firm Permira for about $3.51 billion. The company said it expects the deal to immediately add to adjusted earnings per share. The deal is expected to be "highly complementary" to Platform's crop protection...

  • METALS-Copper slips as Chinese growth, supply weighs Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    *Copper unable to build on Friday's higher finish. SYDNEY/ LONDON, Oct 20- Copper stayed relatively weak on Monday, struggling to make headway after sliding to six month lows in the previous session, with uncertainty over China's economic growth and a firmer dollar against its main currency rivals. Analysts said that while uncertainty over growth in...

  • Saudi crude exports have been sliding in the past few months as shale oil squeezes Saudi oil out of U.S. markets and as demand in Asia, particularly in China, has been slower than expected. North America's shale boom has started to squeeze Saudi oil out of the U.S. market, the International Energy Agency said in a report last month, estimating Saudi exports would run...

  • *Copper unable to build on Friday's higher finish. SYDNEY, Oct 20- London copper futures fell on Monday after hitting their lowest levels in six months in the previous session, hurt by worries over rising stocks, China's economic growth and the impending end of U.S. monetary stimulus. "Copper is looking weak from a supply and demand perspective," said a metals trader...

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