NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 15 or. 8 percent, to $18.39. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $23.77.» Read More
WEST, Texas— Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $47.80. DuPont Co. rose$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $67.36.
Arch Coal fell$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $4.85. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $40.83. Peabody Energy fell$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $16.76.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.41. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $23.79.
Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.13. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $13.13. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.80.
The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.
LONDON, April 16- Sharp sell-offs in copper and iron ore last month helped boost first-quarter exchange trading activity across the industrial metals. The return of volatility to the iron ore market, meanwhile, fired up trading volumes on the Singapore Exchange and the new Dalian Commodity Exchange contract.
LONDON, April 16- The top names in global mining, gathered in Chile last week, publicly shrugged off concerns that copper financing deals in China, that have locked up mountains of metal, could unravel.
*China plans 6-8 big iron ore miners to rely less on imports. SHANGHAI, April 16- China's bid to slash its dependence on foreign iron ore miners by creating its own mega producers risks running aground before it starts due to high costs and poor quality of ore.
ZURICH, April 16- Syngenta AG, the world's largest maker of crop chemicals, expects weak emerging markets currencies to have a bigger hit on full-year earnings than previously assumed, it said on Wednesday, as it posted higher first-quarter sales.
SYDNEY, April 16- Australian miners are racing ahead with plans to expand iron ore production to capture more of the Chinese market for the steelmaking ingredient, amid strong competition from the world's biggest supplier Vale of Brazil.
SYDNEY, April 16- BHP Billiton is lifting its iron ore production this year to capture more of the Chinese market for the steelmaking ingredient, amid strong competition from rivals in Australia and Brazil.
President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.
*Indonesia's export ban, Russia sanctions support. *Copper falls for 2nd day on China's demand woes. SINGAPORE, April 15- Nickel edged lower on Tuesday as the market took a breather after hitting a 14- month high in the previous session, supported by Indonesia's ore export ban and the prospect of tougher sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.
SYDNEY, April 15- Rio Tinto's iron ore shipments fell 8 percent in the first-quarter from the previous quarter due to weather-related disruptions in Australia and Canada, but the miner said it was on track to meet its full-year target.
SINGAPORE, April 15- Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday as heightened tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. Palladium continued to hold near its highest since August 2011 on worries over supply constrains from Russia and South Africa, the top two producers of the metal.
SYDNEY, April 15- World number 2 iron ore producer Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in first-quarter shipments compared with the previous quarter owing to weather-related disruptions in Australia and Canada.
Arch Coal fell$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $4.84. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 47 or 1.2 percent, to $40.58. Peabody Energy rose$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $17.00.
Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $18.83. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.08. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $24.41.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 55 or 1.2 percent, to $47.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 50 or. 8 percent, to $66.59.
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