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  • *First Ebola case in U.S. sends Wall Street tumbling. *Platinum slides to lowest since Sept. 2009. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 1- Gold rose on Wednesday, rebounding from the previous day's nine-month low near $1,200 an ounce, as disappointing U.S. factory data sparked a selloff on Wall Street and prompted investors to seek a safe haven in the yellow metal.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell $1.42 or 2.7 percent, to $51.02. DuPont Co. fell $1.45 or 2.0 percent, to $70.31.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 11 or 5.0 percent, to $2.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 17 or. 4 percent, to $37.69. Peabody Energy fell$. 16 or 1.3 percent, to $12.22.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 14 or 5.8 percent, to $2.63. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 32 or 2.9 percent, to $11.30. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $6.13.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 32 or 2.2 percent, to $14.98. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $23.24.

  • Feds sue Wisconsin company over wellness program Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— The federal government has sued a Wisconsin company over its wellness program, saying the business cannot require employees to participate and punish those who don't.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.0 percent, to $14.80. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 19 or. 8 percent, to $23.24.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.8 percent, to $2.55. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 10 or. 9 percent, to $11.08. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 07 or 1.1 percent, to $6.17.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 1.4 percent, to $2.09. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $37.86. Peabody Energy fell$. 08 or. 6 percent, to $12.30.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 99 or 1.9 percent, to $51.46. DuPont Co. fell$. 97 or 1.4 percent, to $70.79.

  • Oregon denies water for nickel mine exploration Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    GRANTS PASS, Ore.— State water regulators have denied a permit sought by a mining company trying to develop nickel ore deposits in southwestern Oregon. Red Flat Nickel Corp. is trying to develop a nickel mine on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The remote site is in the headwaters of the Smith River in Northern California.

  • Jackpot: Stocks that hit 40% gains in third quarter Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 26, 2014.

    U.S. Steel and Century Aluminum hit jackpot in the third quarter, reports USA Today.

  • Russia’s Rusal considers raising outlook Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Power plant chimneys stand beside a freight wagon yard at United Co. Rusal's alumina

    Russian aluminium producer Rusal said it is considering raising its outlook for the third quarter.

  • POLL-Oil price forecasts cut, to stay subdued in 2015 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    *Brent seen averaging $103.30, WTI $96.10 in 2015. Brent has averaged near $110 a barrel since 2011 but has fallen sharply since June as U.S. shale oil supplies outstripped expectations and Iraqi and Libyan production has risen despite violence and political unrest in the two OPEC members.

  • *China markets shut for week-long holiday. LONDON, Oct 1- Copper prices rebounded slightly from 3-1/ 2 month lows on Wednesday, but remained vulnerable to a strong dollar and concerns about lackluster demand from top consumer China as the its property sector cools.

  • *China markets shut for week-long holiday. LONDON, Oct 1- Copper prices hovered near 3-1/ 2 month lows on Wednesday, under pressure from a strong dollar, concerns about lacklustre demand from top consumer China and growing supplies.

  • *Platinum slides to lowest since Sept. 2009. LONDON, Oct 1- Gold held near 9- month lows on Wednesday, weighed down by broad-based strength in the dollar on growing expectations that the U.S. Spot gold was at $1,209.20 an ounce at 0927 GMT, little changed from late Tuesday, after earlier slipping to within 10 cents of the previous day's 9- month low at $1,204.40.

  • Novelis opens aluminium recycling plant in Germany Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    HAMBURG, Oct 1- Novelis, a U.S.-based manufacturer of rolled aluminium products, said it had opened a $258 million recycling plant in Germany to process aluminium scrap obtained throughout Europe. Good availability of scrap in Europe is a major reason for locating the plant in Germany, he said.

  • Novelis opens aluminum recycling plant in Germany Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    HAMBURG, Oct 1- Novelis, a U.S.-based manufacturer of rolled aluminum products, said it had opened a $258 million recycling plant in Germany to process aluminum scrap obtained throughout Europe. Good availability of scrap in Europe is a major reason for locating the plant in Germany, he said.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 1- Workers at Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit are blocking access to the mine site, union and company officials said on Wednesday, to protest against the number of fatal accidents at one of the world's biggest copper mines.

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