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  • CONAKRY, April 17- Guinea's government has approved a report recommending that BSG Resources and its joint venture partner, Brazilian mining giant Vale, be stripped of two iron ore concessions, a Guinean government source said on Thursday.

  • April 17- Chemtura Corp struck a deal to sell its agrichemicals business to rival Platform Specialty Products Corp for about $1 billion as it transforms itself into a pure-play industrial specialty chemical company.

  • April 17- DuPont reported a steeper-than-expected 3 percent fall in quarterly revenue as its agriculture business sold fewer seeds, herbicides and insecticides.

  • April 17- Chemicals maker DuPont reported a 57 percent fall in first-quarter net income due to the sale of its performance coating business, which added almost $2 billion to earnings in the year-earlier quarter.

  • April 16- Chemtura Corp plans to sell its agrochemicals business to Platform Specialty Products Corp for about $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Chemtura's agrochemicals unit sells chemicals-based products such as insecticides and growth regulators.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.2 percent, to $18.32. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.06. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $23.75.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.9 percent, to $3.11. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 20 or 1.5 percent, to $13.06. Silver Wheaton fell$. 20 or. 9 percent, to $22.09.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 93 or 2.0 percent, to $48.50. DuPont Co. rose$. 82 or 1.2 percent, to $67.72.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 09 or 1.8 percent, to $4.97. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 54 or 1.3 percent, to $41.48. Peabody Energy unchanged at $16.86.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $3.14. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 14 or 1.1 percent, to $13.12. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $9.84.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $4.92. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 16 or. 4 percent, to $41.10. Peabody Energy fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $16.78.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 53 or 1.1 percent, to $48.10. DuPont Co. rose$. 78 or 1.2 percent, to $67.68.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 15 or. 8 percent, to $18.39. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $23.77.

  • Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    WEST, Texas— Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $47.80. DuPont Co. rose$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $67.36.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or. 6 percent, to $4.85. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 11 or. 3 percent, to $40.83. Peabody Energy fell$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $16.76.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.41. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $23.79.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.13. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $13.13. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.80.

  • Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the rails Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Joseph Targ, right, and Jodi Ross, respectively the fire chief and town manager of Westford, Mass., revisit the site where a train carrying natural gas recently derailed, on March 24, 2014.

    The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.

  • LONDON, April 16- Sharp sell-offs in copper and iron ore last month helped boost first-quarter exchange trading activity across the industrial metals. The return of volatility to the iron ore market, meanwhile, fired up trading volumes on the Singapore Exchange and the new Dalian Commodity Exchange contract.

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