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  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 10 or. 2 percent, to $43.45. DuPont Co. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $69.27.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 09 or 5.3 percent, to $1.70. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.48. Peabody Energy rose$. 19 or 2.6 percent, to $7.56.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 02 or percent, to $43.33. DuPont Co. rose$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $69.57.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 39 or 3.4 percent, to $11.09. GoldCorp. fell$. 39 or 2.1 percent, to $18.43. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 43 or 2.3 percent, to $18.62.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 07 or 2.7 percent, to $2.63. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 25 or 2.6 percent, to $9.51. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 46 or 8.7 percent, to $4.83.

  • *Strike at Antamina copper mine in Peru ends. NEW YORK, Dec 15- Prices for copper and other metals fell on Monday with declines in stock and energy markets spilling into metals as concerns grew that economic weakness elsewhere could soon hit the United States. "It's a global macro-slowdown worry that is hanging over these commodities markets," said analyst Edward...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 15- European Union antitrust regulators on Monday approved the proposed merger of France's Lafarge and Swiss peer Holcim to create the world's biggest cement maker after they promised to sell a swathe of overlapping assets. Holcim and Lafarge said the package, with the exception of a minor change in France, was about the same as that announced in...

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 6 percent, to $1.62. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $34.24. Peabody Energy fell$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $7.33.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 22 or. 5 percent, to $43.13. DuPont Co. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $69.44.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 29 or 2.5 percent, to $11.18. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 20 or 1.0 percent, to $18.85.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 17 or 6.6 percent, to $2.73. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 10 or 1.0 percent, to $9.66. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 10 or 1.8 percent, to $5.20.

  • Alcoa buying Tital to help expand aerospace unit Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Alcoa is buying a Germany titanium and aluminum structural castings company, Tital, to help expand its global aerospace business. Alcoa, which is based in New York with key operations in Pittsburgh, has been shifting from mining and smelting aluminum to making products that can be shaped into parts for autos and airplanes. Alcoa Inc. also said that...

  • Dec 15- SunCoke Energy Inc, which produces coke used in steelmaking, said it would more than halve its annual coal production and cut 175 jobs due to weak prices. It said it was also looking at other options, including hiring contractors to mine coal or purchasing coal for its 720,000- tons Jewell Coke facility in Virginia. The company's coal mining operations are...

  • Dec 15- SunCoke Energy Inc, which produces coke used in steelmaking, said it would more than halve its annual coal production and cut 175 jobs due to weak prices. The company said it would reduce its annual coal production to 500,000 tons from 1.1 million. The company had about 1,344 employees in the United States and about 233 employees at its cokemaking facility...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US industrial production Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve reports on industrial production for November. Japan has dipped into recession. Tepid growth has trapped much of Europe.

  • LONDON, Dec 15- Nickel prices touched their highest level in a week on Monday over concerns that the typhoon season in the Philippines could hit supply and lead to shortages. "We've said for a long time that there should be a shortage of nickel during the early part of next year due to the seasonality in the Philippines," said Nic Brown, head of commodities research at...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 15- Australian gold miner Newcrest Mining Ltd said on Monday it was planning to split the development of its massive Golpu deposit in Papua New Guinea into two stages as it seeks to reduce spending and improve returns. Newcrest, which jointly owns the project with South Africa's Harmony Gold Mining Ltd, said it had approved a feasibility study to first...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 15- Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton are amassing vast copper holdings in a push to capture a greater chunk of the $140 billion world market, apparently aiming to squeeze out high-cost producers just as they did in the global iron ore business. "For both companies, this is about wielding the greatest influence possible over the global marketplace," said Gavin...

  • LIMA, Dec 14- Workers at the Peruvian copper and zinc mine Antamina have ended a strike that began last Wednesday and will restart work on Monday, according to the mine owners. The mine is controlled by BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata, which have 33.75 percent stakes. Teck has a 22.5 percent interest, and Mitsubishi Corp has 10 percent.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 4 percent, to $2.56. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 07 or. 7 percent, to $9.76. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.5 percent, to $5.29.

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