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  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $49.57. DuPont Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $78.12.

  • Trinseo reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    BERWYN, Pa. _ Trinseo SA on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $30 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share. Trinseo shares have increased nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Greif misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:39 PM ET

    DELAWARE, Ohio _ Greif Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $30.1 million. Greif expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.25 to $2.35 per share. Greif shares have decreased nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Settlement talks have been ordered to resolve a legal dispute in which former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and others are seeking $10 million in compensation over mining claims that were condemned to make way for a major silver and copper mine. The claims, or mining rights, were condemned for the Montanore silver and copper mine proposed by Mines...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.4 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.37. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 20 or 4.0 percent, to $4.75.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 6.2 percent, to $1.14. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.46 or 4.6 percent, to $30.32. Peabody Energy fell$. 45 or 6.2 percent, to $6.78.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 70 or 1.4 percent, to $49.95. DuPont Co. rose$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $78.17.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 31 or 2.5 percent, to $12.20. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 41 or 1.6 percent, to $25.21.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- A U.S. judge has dismissed antitrust litigation accusing a variety of Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan rejected claims brought by aluminum purchasers against several defendants including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan...

  • METALS-Nickel rallies after Chinese closures Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    *US aluminum price-fixing claims vs LME, Glencore thrown out. LONDON, March 4- Nickel rebounded on Wednesday, breaking a string of four straight losing sessions, after reports of closures of nickel operations in China and despite a surge in inventories. Analysts at Macquarie Bank said nickel demand in China should get a boost from a government order to close some...

  • Ecuador, seeking investment, buffs up mining sector image Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    TORONTO, March 4- Rebranding itself as a mining-friendly jurisdiction, Ecuador has high hopes that incentives and tax benefits will polish its tarnished image and attract $5 billion worth of investment over the next five years, a senior minister told Reuters. "We have made the decision that mining constitutes a central axis of our development plans," said Rafael...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- A U.S. judge dismissed antitrust litigation accusing the parent of the London Metal Exchange, the large mining company Glencore Plc and two other foreign defendants of being part of a conspiracy among Wall Street banks and commodity merchants to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $49.11. DuPont Co. fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $77.88.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 4.1 percent, to $1.16. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 61 or 1.9 percent, to $31.17. Peabody Energy fell$. 37 or 5.1 percent, to $6.86.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.30. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.34. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 12 or 2.4 percent, to $4.83.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.2 percent, to $12.37. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 16 or. 6 percent, to $25.46.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 4- Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau SA on Wednesday posted quarterly earnings that beat economists' estimates, sending its shares rallying more than 4 percent on the Sao Paulo stock exchange. Gerdau's sales dropped in line with an economic slowdown in Brazil and other Latin American countries, but a weaker real boosted foreign currency...

  • Installed Building Products posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Installed Building Products Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.1 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 20 cents per share. Installed Building Products shares have risen slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Commercial space economy valued at $250 billion. HAIFA, Israel, March 4- Israel is embarking on a five-year mission to stake its claim on a crowded new frontier, the $250 billion a year commercial space market. China plans to build its own space station by 2022, and Google co-founder Larry Page is backing an asteroid mining company.

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