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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 24- Gold edged lower on Friday and closed down for the week as rallying equity markets and strong U.S. economic data dented demand for the precious metal as an insurance against risk. COMEX gold futures outperformed spot, settling up $2.70 at $1,231.80 an ounce, with lower-than-usual volume, according to preliminary Reuters data.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 24- Gold edged lower on Friday and was set to close down for the week as rallying equity markets and strong U.S. economic data dented demand for the precious metal as an insurance against risk. COMEX gold futures outperformed spot, up $2.70 at $1,231.80 an ounce. Gold's weekly loss was also triggered by a resurgent dollar.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $13.46. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 12 or. 5 percent, to $21.88.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or 1.3 percent, to $1.86. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.67. Peabody Energy fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $10.40.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $2.38. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 12 or 1.1 percent, to $10.60. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $5.35.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $47.69. DuPont Co. rose$. 27 or. 4 percent, to $68.86.

  • Kering and BASF fall as European shares slip back Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus also weighed on European stock markets. Kering slumped 5.1 percent, making it the worst-performing stock on the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300...

  • *Shanghai zinc climbs on physical shortfall in China. LONDON, Oct 24- Copper traded flat on Friday, pressured by a fifth straight month of decline in Chinese house prices, with a rise in the euro against the dollar capping falls in the metal. "Anything on a short-term basis that indicates softness in the Chinese property sector is going to be a concern, but I wouldn't...

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $13.40. GoldCorp. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $22.28. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 11 or. 5 percent, to $21.89.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $1.83. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 19 or. 5 percent, to $34.59. Peabody Energy rose$. 04 or. 4 percent, to $10.47.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 4 percent, to $2.38. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $10.73. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $5.34.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 50 or 1.1 percent, to $47.18. DuPont Co. fell$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $68.48.

  • Kering, BASF drag down European shares, Ebola eyed Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    *BASF retreats after cutting 2015 earnings forecast. *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- Shares in luxury goods group Kering and chemicals company BASF fell on Friday after business updates, while new worries about the Ebola virus weighed on European stock markets.

  • *Shanghai zinc climbs on physical shortfall in China. LONDON, Oct 24- Copper, aluminum and other base metals lost ground on Friday after Chinese house prices fell for a fifth straight month, highlighting concerns about economic growth in the world's biggest metals consumer. "Anything that on a short-term basis that indicates softness in the Chinese property...

  • Simpson Manufacturing misses Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    PLEASANTON, Calif. _ Simpson Manufacturing Co. on Friday reported net income of $20.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share. Analysts expected $214.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 24- London copper edged down on Friday, but was on track for its biggest weekly rise in two months as China demand recovers in the fourth quarter, although expectations of swelling supply kept gains in check. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had slipped 0.3 percent to $6,676 a tonne by 0045 GMT, paring gains of 1 percent from the previous...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $47.68. DuPont Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $68.59.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $13.45. Gold Fields rose$. 04 or 1.1 percent, to $3.61. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 59 or 2.6 percent, to $22.00.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 08 or 4.5 percent, to $1.84. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $34.78. Peabody Energy rose$. 12 or 1.2 percent, to $10.43.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 3.0 percent, to $2.37. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 45 or 4.4 percent, to $10.72. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $5.38.

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