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  • July 29- United States Steel Corp reported a narrower second-quarter loss on Tuesday as steel prices improved, but the impact of bad weather, higher repairs and maintenance costs continued to weigh on earnings. Net loss narrowed to $18 million, or 12 cents a share, in the three months to end-June from $78 million, or 54 cents, a year earlier.

  • LIMA, July 29- Southern Copper Corp's net income fell 9.5 percent to $337.3 million in the second quarter from the same period a year earlier on rising costs, the global miner said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • July 29- CVR Refining's 115,000- barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, was shut on Tuesday after a fire broke out at a unit that upgrades gasoline, injuring four employees.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $53.81. DuPont Co. rose $1.37 or 2.1 percent, to $66.69.

  • July 29- Four employees were hurt in a fire at CVR Refining's 115,000- barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, July 29- The knock to confidence from harsher European sanctions on Russia could spoil the euro zone's budding economic recovery even if it shrugs off the fallout on trade.

  • AK Steel posts smaller 2Q loss Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio— AK Steel Holding Corp. on Tuesday reported a smaller loss in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The West Chester, Ohio- based company posted a loss of $17.1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a loss of $40.4 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • *Second-quarter adj. profit 2 cents/ shr vs est loss 4 cents/ shr. July 29- AK Steel Holding Corp reported a surprise quarterly profit as prices rose and it shipped more steel, sending its shares up nearly 8 percent to their highest in two years.

  • July 29- CVR Refining shut its 115,000- barrel-per-day Coffeyville refinery in Kansas after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, hurting four employees, the company said in a statement. Coffeyville police and fire officials were not immediately available for comment.

  • Arch Coal, like other U.S. miners, is struggling with dismally low coal prices and has been trying to cut costs and lower production of low-margin metallurgical, or steel-making, coal. Last week, Arch Coal said it would idle its Cumberland River coal complex in Kentucky and Virginia, lowering its full-year metallurgical coal volumes by about 200,000 tons.

  • Russia sanctions threaten to blow euro zone off course Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, July 29- The knock to confidence from harsher European sanctions on Russia could spoil the euro zone's budding economic recovery even if it shrugs off the fallout on trade.

  • July 29- AK Steel Holding Corp reported a surprise adjusted profit for the second quarter as shipments rose. Steel prices in North America are near two-year highs, helped by firm U.S. economic growth. Net loss attributable to the company narrowed to $17.1 million, or 13 cents per share, in the second quarter, from $40.4 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • AK Steel's loss narrows as shipments rise Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    July 29- U.S. steelmaker AK Steel Holding Corp reported a smaller second-quarter loss, helped by higher shipments. Net loss attributable to the company narrowed to $17.1 million, or 13 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, from $40.4 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose 9 percent to $1.53 billion.

  • July 29- International Paper Co, the largest corrugated box maker in North America, posted a higher-than-expected profit on Tuesday, citing slowly returning demand in the United States and Europe. For the second quarter, the company posted net income of $161 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with $259 million, or 57 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • LONDON, July 29- Copper prices slipped on Tuesday, as prospects of growing supplies overshadowed encouraging signs of health in the global economy, while zinc hovered at three-year highs on expectations of a tightening market. Three-month copper 0.3 percent to $7,099.50 a tonne at 0925 GMT.

  • SYDNEY, July 29- Lead inched to a new 17- month top on Tuesday and zinc prices hovered near 3- year highs as investors ploughed into metals that have lagged this year and now look undervalued on prospects of reviving global growth. *Three-month lead on the London Metal Exchange rose to $2,305, a new top since late February 2013.

  • Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014 Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va.— Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents. The report shows eight coal miners died in the first half of the year.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.27. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $15.13. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 27 or 2.9 percent, to $9.53.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $18.69. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.07. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 49 or 1.9 percent, to $25.64.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $53.70. DuPont Co. rose$. 39 or. 6 percent, to $65.32.

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