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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected to the change. On a unanimous vote, the nine-member court handed a win to M&G Polymers USA, a subsidiary of Italy-...

  • *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally, set to merge. NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday after a decisive Greek election victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The leftist Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's...

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street lower after Greek elections Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:56 AM ET

    *Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco rally, set to merge. NEW YORK, Jan 26- U.S. stocks fell on Monday after a decisive Greek election victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote. The leftist Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's international lenders, with...

  • Jan 26- Iron ore and coal miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc said it reduced net debt by $400 million and scrapped its quarterly dividend to cut more debt. Cliffs wrote down the value of its coal and iron ore assets by about $6 billion in October due to weak prices, and warned a month later that it might have to close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 26- Iron ore prices hit their lowest in 5-1/ 2 years on Monday despite some loss-making Chinese steel mills curbing output, as ore supplies remained abundant and as concerns persisted about the outlook for economic growth in China this year. The benchmark 62 percent grade iron ore for immediate delivery to China fell 3.9 percent to $63.30 a tonne to...

  • Jan 26- Packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp said they would combine to form a company worth $16 billion, with MeadWestvaco shareholders owning a majority stake. In the new company, which will be named after the deal closes, MeadWestvaco shareholders will have a 50.1 percent stake, while Rock-Tenn shareholders will hold the rest.

  • Packaging companies Rock-Tenn, MeadWestvaco to merge Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:26 AM ET

    Jan 26- Packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp said they would combine to form a company worth $16 billion, with MeadWestvaco shareholders owning a majority stake.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion global packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices. The new company, which had not been named as of Monday, will have combined sales of $15.7 billion and its board will include eight directors from Rock-Tenn and six directors...

  • MeadWestvaco tops Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va. _ MeadWestvaco Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $53 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. MeadWestvaco shares have risen 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • *Shanghai copper hits downside limit, at lowest since July 2009. SINGAPORE, Jan 26- London copper tumbled as much as 3 percent on Monday to its lowest level since 2009 as a stronger dollar fueled an aggressive sell-off that dragged down prices in Shanghai by 5 percent. A slide in the euro to 11- year lows against the dollar after Greece's Syriza party promised to roll...

  • U.S. stocks eked out tiny gains on Monday after spending much of the day drifting sideways. Traders welcomed news of several corporate mergers, including an $11 billion deal between reinsurers Axis Capital Holdings and PartnerRe. "Greece was the big driver," said Chris Gaffney, a senior market strategist at EverBank Wealth Management.

  • Shanghai copper falls 4 pct to lowest since July 2009. SINGAPORE, Jan 26- London copper fell almost 2 percent to its weakest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, pressured by a stronger dollar as the euro stumbled after Greece's Syriza party, set to win a snap election, promised to roll back austerity measures. It touched a session low of $5,415, its weakest since Jan. 14...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 26- London copper futures fell for a third session running on Monday as the dollar gained against the euro after Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures as it is set to win a snap election. *Syriza's Alexis Tsipras is on course to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to austerity policies...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y.— Fisher-Price has long eschewed "professional" models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents trundle in to the toy maker's headquarters in the quaint western New York village of East Aurora. And while there is no shortage of cute in the hamlet 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, with its old-school five-and-dime and vintage...

  • Coal mining simulator coming to Southern Illinois Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    The simulator that Southeastern Illinois College and Illinois Eastern Community College plan to build will have features such as an imitation-smoke system and a control center where coordinators can monitor how the miners cope with disaster-like conditions, the Southern Illinoisan reported. The schools will build the facility on SIC's Harrisburg...

  • Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    BEIJING— China recorded its first drop in coal production since 2000 last year, as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter pulls back on its use of the fossil fuel and switches to cleaner energy sources. According to the country's national coal association, China produced 3.5 billion tons of coal in the first 11 months of 2014, 2.1 percent less than the same...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 36 or 2.8 percent, to $12.43. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 26 or 4.6 percent, to $5.37. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 14 or. 6 percent, to $24.15.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 14 or 4.0 percent, to $3.34. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $11.18. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 38 or 5.6 percent, to $6.43.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 79 or 1.7 percent, to $44.57. DuPont Co. fell $1.30 or 1.7 percent, to $73.79.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 8.5 percent, to $1.07. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 78 or 2.5 percent, to $30.33. Peabody Energy fell$. 43 or 6.4 percent, to $6.30.

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