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  • Lack of coal may bring Ukraine to its knees this winter Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Nov 26- A shortage of coal, rather than gas, is likely to plunge Ukraine into freezing darkness this winter as conflict in its east seals off supplies that used to make it self sufficient. "We have no energy reserves now, everything works on maximum and every technical problem can lead to sharp power cuts," said Andrey Favorov, managing director of...

  • METALS-Copper slides on demand doubts, eyes US data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:36 AM ET

    *London copper drops to three-week low. SYDNEY, Nov 26- London copper slipped to a three-week low before regaining some ground ahead of a flood of U.S data later on Wednesday that is forecast to shed positive light on the world's biggest economy. Three-month copper stood at $6,598 a tonne at 0718 GMT, down $8 from the London close.

  • METALS-LME copper losses checked by looming U.S. data Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 26- London metals mostly traded lower, with copper losses held in check on expectations of a flood of positive U.S data later on Wednesday. Most of the London Metal Exchange complex recoiled as signs of weak demand growth in China made for an uncertain fundamental outlook. Three-month copper stood at $6,598.50 a tonne at 0452 GMT, down $7.50 from the...

  • METALS-Copper rebounds on upgrade to U.S. GDP data Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 9:36 PM ET

    GDP data after slipping overnight, while Shanghai futures faced downward pressure. *Three-month copper stood at $6,608.75 a tonne at 0200 GMT, up $2.75 from the London close. *The most-traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.9 percent to 47,250 yuan a tonne.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 87 or 1.7 percent, to $51.39. DuPont Co. fell$. 47 or. 7 percent, to $71.68.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 12 or 4.8 percent, to $2.61. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 47 or 4.6 percent, to $10.59. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 34 or 5.9 percent, to $6.07.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 22 or 8.7 percent, to $2.32. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 84 or 2.0 percent, to $40.14. Peabody Energy fell$. 17 or 1.5 percent, to $10.99.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 37 or 3.0 percent, to $12.90. Gold Fields rose$. 19 or 4.4 percent, to $4.53. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 54 or 2.8 percent, to $19.71.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $12.60. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $19.38.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.6 percent, to $2.53. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 17 or 1.7 percent, to $10.29. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 13 or 2.3 percent, to $5.86.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $52.11. DuPont Co. fell$. 25 or. 3 percent, to $71.90.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 23 or 9.1 percent, to $2.31. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 68 or 1.7 percent, to $40.30. Peabody Energy fell$. 22 or 2.0 percent, to $10.94.

  • United Mine Workers responds to strike complaint Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— A Patriot Coal subsidiary used contract workers who violated safety standards at a Marion County mine, endangering union workers, according to court documents the union filed in a dispute with the company. The subsidiary, Eastern Associated Coal, sued after union workers walked off the job Oct. 17 at the Federal No. 2 mine about 25 miles west of...

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $52.12. DuPont Co. fell$. 50 or. 7 percent, to $71.65.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.64. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 19 or 1.0 percent, to $19.36.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 07 or 2.8 percent, to $2.47. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 02 or percent, to $40.96. Peabody Energy rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $11.17.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 08 or 3.2 percent, to $2.57. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 22 or 2.2 percent, to $10.34. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 23 or 4.0 percent, to $5.96.

  • LIMA, Nov 25- A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture. The gold is ghosted across jungles, rainforest and Lake Titicaca on the mountainous border, and is then sold to dealers who process the precious metal...

  • Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 27 or 2.1 percent, to $12.58. Gold Fields fell$. 08 or 1.8 percent, to $4.34. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 52 or 2.6 percent, to $19.17.

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