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  • Big China steel thrives, stoking export fears Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 26- Plunging iron ore prices are providing a lifeline for some of China's biggest steel mills, but raising the prospect of a rising tide of exports and increased friction with the European Union and countries such as India. That doesn't bode well for struggling steelmakers elsewhere in the world, which have been hoping for a shake-out of the...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    "It's definitely something that established firms are dipping a toe into, though they are being very cautious, and rightly so," said Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who teaches a class about representing the marijuana industry. California and more than 20 other states have legalized the drug for medical use, and the pot...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.6 percent, to $1.03. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.6 percent, to $30.20. Peabody Energy fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.49.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.04. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 19 or 3.5 percent, to $5.24. Silver Wheaton fell$. 19 or 1.0 percent, to $19.16.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 12 or. 9 percent, to $12.52. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 19 or 4.4 percent, to $4.10. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.53 or 6.5 percent, to $24.98.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $51.12. DuPont Co. rose$. 73 or 1.0 percent, to $71.52.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 24- Gold hit its lowest level in more than a month on Friday, falling for the third straight week as strength in global equities diverted interest from the precious metal, although uncertainty over the timing of a U.S. rate rise kept prices in a tight range. Spot gold was down 1.4 percent at $1,177.03 an ounce at 2:34 p.m. EDT, while U.S. gold...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. unchanged at $12.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.80 or 7.7 percent, to $25.25.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.04. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.4 percent, to $9.20. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 09 or 1.7 percent, to $5.34.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 5.1 percent, to $1.05. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 39 or 1.3 percent, to $30.29. Peabody Energy rose$. 09 or 2.0 percent, to $4.59.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $50.84. DuPont Co. rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $71.14.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 16 or 1.3 percent, to $12.48. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.17 or 5.0 percent, to $24.62.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.6 percent, to $3.02. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.5 percent, to $9.19. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or 1.3 percent, to $5.36.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.6 percent, to $1.03. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 24 or. 8 percent, to $30.44. Peabody Energy rose$. 04 or. 8 percent, to $4.54.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $50.86. DuPont Co. rose$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $71.11.

  • That measure was prompted by the ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, where Ukraine's most productive coal mines are located. The concern among supporters of Ukraine's coal industry is that cheaper foreign fuel could undermine the viability of domestic production. Akhmetov's DTEK holding company controls the bulk of Ukraine's...

  • SYDNEY, April 24- Australia is finding it harder than hoped to get over the hump of a decade-old mining boom as sliding resource prices and sluggish business investment foreshadow another year of substandard growth. The latest Reuters poll of analysts expects Australia's A $1.6 trillion of gross domestic product to grow 2.6 percent in 2015, just up on last...

  • Simpson Manufacturing misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    PLEASANTON, Calif. _ Simpson Manufacturing Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $10.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Simpson Manufacturing shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 98 or 2.0 percent, to $51.00. DuPont Co. fell$. 65 or. 9 percent, to $70.79.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.5 percent, to $0.99. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 66 or 2.2 percent, to $30.68. Peabody Energy fell$. 37 or 7.6 percent, to $4.50.

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