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  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 07 or 3.8 percent, to $1.89. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 61 or 1.7 percent, to $35.51. Peabody Energy rose$. 29 or 3.6 percent, to $8.25.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 25 or 2.3 percent, to $11.01. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 29 or 1.6 percent, to $18.79.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.13 or 2.5 percent, to $45.68. DuPont Co. rose $1.05 or 1.5 percent, to $71.31.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 05 or 1.8 percent, to $2.57. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.40. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 16 or 3.5 percent, to $4.71.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 18- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, said flooding at Solikamsk-2 would not affect its overall 2014 output and that it was doing its best to save the damaged mine. With increased capacity utilisation at other mines, Uralkali said it plans to produce 12 million tonnes of potash- a crop nutrient- this year. Uralkali may also consider...

  • *Silver up more than 3 pct; platinum, palladium also rise. LONDON, Dec 18- Gold climbed more than 2 percent on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it would take a patient approach toward raising interest rates, lifting stock markets and commodities while dampening the dollar. A break of stops above $1,200 an ounce sparked a rally in gold in early European trade,...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 18- The labour unions of state-run Coal India Ltd have threatened to go on a five-day strike beginning Jan. 6 to protest government plans to sell off a stake and end the company's monopoly in mining and distribution, officials said. The firm often falls short of its output targets due to strikes, delays in getting permissions to expand mines and other...

  • *Teck Resources restarts US zinc mine idled in 2009. SYDNEY, Dec 17- Copper futures firmed on Thursday, nudged higher by stronger oil prices and positive signs from a survey of Chinese companies. Meanwhile, Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd shipped its first zinc concentrate from the Pend Oreille mine in the U.S. state of Washington, following the restart of the...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.84 or 4.3 percent, to $44.55. DuPont Co. rose $1.64 or 2.4 percent, to $70.26.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 44 or 4.3 percent, to $10.76. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 33 or 8.3 percent, to $4.29. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 72 or 4.0 percent, to $18.50.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 12 or 7.1 percent, to $1.82. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.21 or 3.6 percent, to $34.90. Peabody Energy rose$. 26 or 3.4 percent, to $7.96.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 3.3 percent, to $2.52. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 37 or 4.2 percent, to $9.28. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 29 or 6.8 percent, to $4.55.

  • Ex-coal CEO seeks W.Va. mine blast trial delay Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    BECKLEY, W.Va.— The former head of a coal company that ran the West Virginia mine where 29 men were killed in a 2010 explosion told a judge Wednesday that he wants his federal criminal case moved and his trial delayed for a year. Blankenship's attorney said at a hearing that his client couldn't get a fair trial in southern West Virginia because of bad publicity.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 3.2 percent, to $1.75. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.22 or 3.6 percent, to $34.91. Peabody Energy rose$. 39 or 5.1 percent, to $8.09.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.88 or 4.4 percent, to $44.59. DuPont Co. rose$. 83 or 1.2 percent, to $69.45.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 33 or 3.2 percent, to $10.65. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 51 or 2.8 percent, to $18.29.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.9 percent, to $2.51. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 29 or 3.3 percent, to $9.20. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 09 or 2.1 percent, to $4.35.

  • Joy Global revenue falls as miners cut output Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Joy Global mining machinery.

    Joy Global, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from coal miners, reported a 4 percent fall in revenue as customers cut production.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 2.4 percent, to $1.74. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 66 or 2.0 percent, to $34.35. Peabody Energy rose$. 31 or 4.0 percent, to $8.01.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.6 percent, to $10.49. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 25 or 1.4 percent, to $18.03.

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