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  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 6.2 percent, to $1.21. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 30 or 1.0 percent, to $31.78. Peabody Energy fell$. 26 or 3.5 percent, to $7.23.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $49.25. DuPont Co. fell$. 42 or. 5 percent, to $78.07.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 25 or 2.0 percent, to $12.51. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 11 or 2.5 percent, to $4.23. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.0 percent, to $25.62.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 24 or 2.5 percent, to $9.44. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 15 or 2.9 percent, to $4.95. Silver Wheaton fell $1.18 or 5.6 percent, to $20.02.

  • DUBLIN, March 3- Ireland on Tuesday became the second country in the world to pass legislation requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, despite threats of legal action by tobacco companies opposed to the move. Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Group have said they would take legal action against the plan to ban the colourful logos used...

  • Irish parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:41 PM ET

    DUBLIN, March 3- Ireland's parliament on Tuesday became the second in the world to pass legislation requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, despite threats of legal action by tobacco companies opposed to the move. Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Group have announced they would take legal action against the move to ban the colourful...

  • CONAKRY, March 3- Guinea's economy is likely to take a $2 billion hit from a regional Ebola outbreak that has killed nearly 10,000 people, and the country is relying on mining to drive growth once the virus is contained, the finance minister said. Guinea is the world's top exporter of the aluminium ore bauxite and produces diamonds and gold but its economy,...

  • AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO BRING $900 MILLION IN FINANCING TO SIMANDOU IRON ORE PROJECT- FINANCE MINISTER.

  • WARSAW, March 3- Poland's government has forced the resignation of another top mining executive, sources said, siding with unions once again to end the latest stand-off over working conditions that are bringing the country's biggest mining firms to their knees. Poland produces more coal than any other country in the European Union, but the sector is making huge...

  • Mongolia, which has Russia and China as its neighbours, has large quantities of natural resources including copper, gold, silver and uranium deposits. Merkel outlined the difficulties involved in getting start-up financing for infrastructure and mining projects, and the need for infrastructure expansion in Mongolia. "Thirdly, Mongolia has big neighbours...

  • UFP posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    GEORGETOWN, Mass. _ UFP Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Georgetown, Massachusetts- based company said it had net income of 22 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $7.6 million, or $1.05 per share.

  • *Gold back above $1,200 but below two-week high. LONDON, March 3- Gold steadied on Tuesday as positive technical signals and an easing of the dollar against a a basket of currencies helped the metal to recover from early losses that briefly pulled it below $1,200 an ounce. "Stops were triggered overnight in Asia with good volume trading... prices didn't spend a lot of...

  • *China sees sluggish pick-up in demand after New Year hols. LONDON, March 3- Copper prices slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit in the previous session as excitement over a weekend interest rate cut in top consumer China dissipated, and as the dollar was seen gaining strength. This week could see China's growth forecast coming in at around 7 percent, and...

  • BERLIN— Glencore PLC says its net earnings declined 7 percent last year as the commodities and mining group took charges of $1.1 billion stemming in part from lower commodity prices. Swiss-based Glencore said Tuesday that net profit last year was $2.31 billion, compared with $2.47 billion in 2013. Revenues slipped to $221.1 billion from $232.7 billion.

  • *Gold back above $1,200, but below two-week high. March 3- Gold edged higher on Tuesday, recovering from early losses that pulled it briefly below $1,200 an ounce, as the dollar came off an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies. Gold fell the most in five months in February, with the Federal Reserve seen to be set to lift rates this year for the first time since 2006...

  • *Gold below $1,200, slips further from Monday's two-week high. March 3- Gold dropped for a second session on Tuesday, pulling further away from a two-week high as growing expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike kept the dollar near an 11- year peak against a basket of currencies. Spot gold fell nearly 1 percent to a session low of $1,194.90 an ounce and was trading...

  • MELBOURNE, March 3- London copper slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit the session before as expectations of rising U.S. interest rates pushed up the dollar and flattened commodity prices. *The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.6 percent to 42,600 yuan a tonne. *Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian copper export...

  • MANILA, March 3- Gold was steady above $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday after falling off a two-week peak the session before, struggling to push higher as the dollar hovered near an 11- year high. *Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,207.25 an ounce by 0012 GMT. It touched a two-week high of $1,223.20 on Monday on firm Chinese demand before closing lower.

  • Nortek posts 4Q profit Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Nortek Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Providence, Rhode Island- based company said it had net income of 29 cents. Nortek shares have declined slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $49.35. DuPont Co. rose$. 64 or. 8 percent, to $78.49.

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