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  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.1 percent, to $2.78. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 34 or 3.5 percent, to $9.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 24 or 4.8 percent, to $4.72.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 35 or 3.2 percent, to $10.48. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 75 or 3.9 percent, to $18.37.

  • South Korea's trade ministry said in a statement that the high U.S. tariffs on Korean steel pipes, over $100 million annually, put them at a price disadvantage compared with imports from India and other countries. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in August that "oil country tubular goods" imports from South Korea, India, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and...

  • LONDON, Dec 22- Russia has complained that a U.S. move to scrap a 15- year-old deal sheltering Russian flat-rolled steel producers from high import duties is inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules. As a result, Russian steelmaker Severstal now faces anti-dumping duties of 73.59 percent, while other producers like Novolipetsk Steel and...

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.2 percent, to $10.70. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 32 or 1.7 percent, to $18.80.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 10 or 3.4 percent, to $2.72. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 06 or. 6 percent, to $9.57. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 14 or 2.8 percent, to $4.82.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 2.4 percent, to $1.88. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.04 or 3.0 percent, to $33.84. Peabody Energy fell$. 21 or 2.4 percent, to $8.35.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $45.82. DuPont Co. rose$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $73.41.

  • Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the National League for Democracy party, said the confrontation at the Letpadaung copper-mine project occurred as police and...

  • South Korea's trade ministry said in a statement that the high U.S. tariffs on Korean steel pipes- over $100 million annually- put them at a price disadvantage compared with imports from India and other countries. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in August that "oil country tubular goods" imports from South Korea, India, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and...

  • *Copper price heading for double-digit pct drop in 2014. SYDNEY, Dec 22- Copper prices traded slightly higher on Monday, reversing losses earlier in the day, with traders saying contracts looked cheap following recent price drops. Copper is down some 13 percent so far this year on worries the market is heading into a supply surplus after several years of deficit,...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 22- Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial SA tore up a sweetened $830 million offer for Australia's Transfield Services Ltd, putting the contractor under pressure to show it can thrive as the country's mining boom grinds to a halt. The shares fell to A $1.63 by mid-afternoon, their lowest since before Ferrovial made its initial A $1.95- per-share...

  • METALS-Copper futures drop, oversupply worries drag Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 9:13 PM ET

    *Copper price heading for double-digit pct drop in 2014. SYDNEY, Dec 22- Copper prices inched down on Monday, reversing gains from the previous session on concerns over global oversupply. Copper is down some 13 percent so far this year on worries the market is heading into a supply surplus after several years of deficit, and on slowing economic growth in China, which...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 22- Copper prices inched down on Monday, reversing gains from the previous session on concerns over global oversupply. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange dropped 0.79 percent to 45,690 yuan a tonne. *The International Monetary Fund has urged Zambia to quickly resolve issues with mining companies over value-added tax...

  • National coal mining deaths Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. The U.S. averaged about 30 coal mining deaths a year in the five years before Upper Big Branch. Injuries in coal mines have been on the...

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. "I do think we're seeing a cultural change in the mining industry that's for the better," Assistant Labor Secretary Joseph Main, who heads the U.S....

  • NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. That's what they've done since the Marcellus Shale gas drilling boom began in 2008 and New York launched an environmental review that effectively put a moratorium in...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 8 percent, to $45.84. DuPont Co. rose $1.06 or 1.5 percent, to $73.29.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 17 or 9.7 percent, to $1.93. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 47 or 1.3 percent, to $34.88. Peabody Energy rose$. 46 or 5.7 percent, to $8.55.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $10.83. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 10 or 2.2 percent, to $4.36. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.4 percent, to $19.12.

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