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  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 21 or 1.1 percent, to $18.83. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.08. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 18 or. 7 percent, to $24.41.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 3.5 percent, to $3.22. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 23 or 1.8 percent, to $13.33. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 16 or 1.6 percent, to $10.40.

  • *Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine, boosting gold. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 14- Gold rose to a three-week high on Monday as renewed concerns over the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine prompted investors to add positions in bullion as a hedge, while supply fears lifted palladium prices to a fresh 2-1/ 2 year peak.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $4.89. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 69 or 1.7 percent, to $40.80. Peabody Energy rose$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $17.07.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 71 or 1.5 percent, to $47.66. DuPont Co. rose$. 56 or. 8 percent, to $66.65.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 11 or 3.4 percent, to $3.21. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.3 percent, to $13.40. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 18 or 1.8 percent, to $10.42.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 32 or 1.7 percent, to $18.94. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 45 or 1.9 percent, to $24.68.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, April 14- Nickel hit its highest in nearly 14 months on Monday on Indonesia's ore export ban, now in its third month, and on the prospect of tougher sanctions on Russia over its actions towards Ukraine. On Monday, it an hit an intraday high of $17,917 a tonne- its strongest since Feb. 19 last year- before retreating to $17,845 by 1432 GMT, up 2.56 percent.

  • Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    The North Dakota Republican said BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him over the weekend that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to North Dakota producers faster."

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 04 or 1.1 percent, to $3.15. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.1 percent, to $13.24. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 03 or. 3 percent, to $10.27.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or. 4 percent, to $4.90. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 42 or 1.0 percent, to $40.53. Peabody Energy rose$. 24 or 1.4 percent, to $17.21.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $47.30. DuPont Co. rose$. 38 or. 6 percent, to $66.47.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 23 or 1.2 percent, to $18.85. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 28 or 1.2 percent, to $24.51.

  • Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    Black spent the past 18 months working with farmers on a new rule that prohibits packaging Vidalia onions for shipping before the last full week of April. Any farmer who ships onions before the official start date next Monday faces fines of up to $5,000 per bag or box, and could be banned from selling onions under the Vidalia trademark in the future.

  • LONDON, April 14- Nickel's bull run over the past couple of weeks has made it the star performer among the base metals pack traded on the London Metal Exchange. The fortunes of both are inextricably linked to Indonesia's minerals export policy. The ban on exports of nickel ore to China's vast nickel pig iron sector underlies that market's bull charge.

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, April 14- Nickel hit its highest level in more than a year on Monday because of an Indonesian ore export ban, now in its third month, and the prospect of tougher sanctions on Russia, which could include its commodities.

  • April 14- A Chinese consortium bought the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru from Glencore Xstrata for $6 billion, the high end of analysts' forecasts in China's biggest acquisition of a mine, showing the strength of its long-term need for copper.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 14- "Unloved" was a word that popped up several times in relation to BHP Billiton's mooted plans to spin-off its non-core aluminium, nickel and manganese businesses.

  • METALS-Nickel hits 14-mth high on ore export ban Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 9:44 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 14- Nickel extended gains on Monday to hit its highest level in more than a year on renewed concerns over supply of the stainless steel material following Indonesia's move to stop ore exports.

  • GlencoreXstrata selling Peruvian mine for $5.85B Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Glencore Xstrata Plc has agreed to sell its copper mine project in Peru for $5.85 billion in cash.

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