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  • Oct 16- Toshiba Corp said it had signed an agreement with United Technologies Corp to strengthen strategic collaboration through their joint venture, Toshiba Carrier Corp, which develops air-conditioning equipment. The deal will expand the venture's engineering and sales resources outside Japan and establish engineering centers in the United States...

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 23 or 1.7 percent, to $13.78. Gold Fields fell$. 10 or 2.5 percent, to $3.87. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $22.72.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 67 or 1.5 percent, to $44.76. DuPont Co. fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $66.23.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 36 or 19.3 percent, to $2.23. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 84 or 2.5 percent, to $34.51. Peabody Energy rose$. 41 or 3.8 percent, to $11.29.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 4 percent, to $2.54. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.9 percent, to $10.98. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 10 or 1.7 percent, to $5.84.

  • Crown beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Crown Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $244 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share. Analysts expected $2.58 billion, according to Zacks.

  • With seizures up, Indian gold smuggling loses its shine Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    MUMBAI, Oct 17- Gold smuggling into India, the world's second-biggest consumer of the precious metal, is becoming more risky for couriers following a surge in seizures and less profitable for the gangs behind the practice. "Gold smuggling was highly profitable.... but now with the drop in premiums and tight security, legal imports are increasing," said Milind...

  • Oct 16- U.S. farmers are cutting back on spreading fertilizer this autumn in response to a drop in crop prices to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest, dealers say, warning of a pullback that will be felt from grain markets to Canadian potash mines. Reductions in fertilizer use of an estimated 10 to 50 percent by volume could hit profits of producers such as Potash...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.63. DuPont Co. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $66.25.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 37 or 19.8 percent, to $2.24. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.44 or 4.3 percent, to $35.11. Peabody Energy rose$. 63 or 5.7 percent, to $11.51.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 43 or 3.2 percent, to $13.98. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 21 or. 9 percent, to $22.91.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 06 or 2.4 percent, to $2.59. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 24 or 2.2 percent, to $11.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 33 or 5.7 percent, to $6.07.

  • UK mining co in bankruptcy on market slump, Ebola Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    LONDON— Debt-plagued London Mining PLC has filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of a slump in iron ore prices and as the Ebola outbreak complicated the sale of a mine in Sierra Leone. The company said Thursday that a lack of liquidity, together with lengthy negotiations between potential buyers of its Sierra Leone Marampa mine, forced it to file for...

  • BASF sells textile chemicals business to Archroma Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    BERLIN— Chemical and oil company BASF SE says it is selling its textile chemicals business to Swiss-based Archroma for an undisclosed amount. BASF, headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, said Thursday that the deal requires antitrust approval and is expected to close in next year's first quarter. The president of BASF's performance chemicals division, Hans...

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 06 or 3.2 percent, to $1.93. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 54 or 1.6 percent, to $34.21. Peabody Energy fell$. 13 or 1.2 percent, to $10.75.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.5 percent, to $13.75. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $22.80.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 4 percent, to $2.52. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $5.76. Silver Wheaton rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $19.89.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 47 or 1.1 percent, to $43.62. DuPont Co. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $66.30.

  • Sonoco beats 3Q net income expectations Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Sonoco Products Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $70.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.27 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 16- Oil and gas producer Southwestern Energy Co said it would acquire certain oil and gas assets in Marcellus and Utica shale fields in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania from Chesapeake Energy Corp for about $5.37 billion. The acquired assets include 256 operated and producing wells and 179 non-operated wells. Average net daily production from...

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