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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $54.01. DuPont Co. rose $1.93 or 2.8 percent, to $71.18.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.4 percent, to $16.02. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 23 or. 9 percent, to $24.44.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 14 or 5.0 percent, to $2.66. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.03 or 2.6 percent, to $37.84. Peabody Energy fell$. 83 or 5.8 percent, to $13.36.

  • "We sure are aware of the concerns that have been expressed," said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger in an interview.

  • LONDON, Sept 18- Copper and other base metals slipped on Thursday, pressured by a sharp rise in the dollar after the U.S. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid 1.1 percent to $6,851.25 a tonne by 1437 GMT, reversing small gains in the previous session.

  • Bayer to split off polymer division with IPO Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    BERLIN— German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG said Thursday it plans to spin off its polymer division with a separate stock listing. Bayer Material Sciences, or BMS, would have sales of 11.3 billion euros based on 2013 figures, and have a global workforce of about 16,800 employees, said Chief Executive Marijn Dekkers.

  • METALS-Copper falls as Fed rates outlook lifts dollar Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    *Copper to fall to $6,200 in 12- mth horizon- Goldman Sachs. LONDON, Sept 18- Copper slipped on Thursday, pressured by a sharp rise in the dollar after the U.S. Prices have lost momentum since hitting a one-week high at $6,992 a tonne earlier this week, but are still well above a 12- week low of $6,734 hit on Sept. 11.

  • Sept 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday gave final approval to new genetically modified corn and soybeans developed by Dow AgroSciences that, while heavily criticized by environmentalists and some farmers, are portrayed by Dow as an answer to weed resistance problems that limit crop production.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 32 or 1.9 percent, to $16.25. Gold Fields fell$. 15 or 3.4 percent, to $4.30. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 37 or 1.5 percent, to $24.67.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 2.1 percent, to $2.81. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $12.67. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 29 or 3.8 percent, to $7.20.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.3 percent, to $54.15. DuPont Co. rose $3.42 or 5.2 percent, to $69.25.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.80. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $38.87. Peabody Energy fell$. 28 or 1.9 percent, to $14.19.

  • USDA approves new modified corn, soybean seeds Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Agriculture Department has approved the use of genetically modified corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a popular weed killer. The EPA has said it will rule this fall on Dow AgroSciences' application to market the chemical.

  • Steel Dynamics gives solid 3Q forecast Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Steel Dynamics forecast a strong third-quarter profit on Wednesday, citing increased shipments and solid demand from key markets. Steel Dynamics bought the Ohio mini-mill from Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal for $1.63 billion.

  • Experts want restrictions on testosterone drug use Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    The labeling change would drastically limit the drugs' FDA- approved indication to men who have abnormally low hormone levels due to disease or injury, instead of aging. For years companies like AbbVie and Eli Lilly have linked the condition to a variety of ailments in common in aging men, including sexual dysfunction and low mood.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $16.58. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.46. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $25.00.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $2.90. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $12.84. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 10 or 1.3 percent, to $7.38.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 66 or 1.2 percent, to $54.14. DuPont Co. rose $3.00 or 4.6 percent, to $68.83.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 08 or 2.9 percent, to $2.85. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 33 or. 8 percent, to $39.16. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $14.34.

  • Sept 17- Nucor Corp shares rose to a six-year high on Wednesday after the steelmaker said it would report higher-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Nucor said it expected to post a third-quarter profit of 70 cents to 75 cents per share.

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