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  • Wall Street's latest craze: 'Superfracking' Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Gas is flared as waste from the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 22, 2014 near Buttonwillow, Calif.

    Demand is up for sand used in fracking, which blasts it into wells to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.

  • Blame the media for gold's decline: Marc Faber Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    Faber has been called a "gold bug," but he points out that "I don't call equity bulls 'cockroaches.'"

  • Goldman, JPMorgan sued over zinc price manipulation Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    One of the oldest galvanizers in the United States accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the LME and metal warehouse operators of conspiring since 2010 to manipulate the U.S. zinc price.

  • Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the rails Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Joseph Targ, right, and Jodi Ross, respectively the fire chief and town manager of Westford, Mass., revisit the site where a train carrying natural gas recently derailed, on March 24, 2014.

    The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • Alcoa earnings beat, sales narrowly miss estimates Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Aluminum rods displaying the Alcoa Inc. logo

    Alcoa reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but revenue narrowly missed estimates.

  • The coal ripple effect  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the projected increase in demand for coal.

  • Coal's environmental conundrum  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the demand for coal and the government regulation coal miners are facing.

  • US manufacturing is coming back—Thank shale Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp., atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania.

    Shale gas is adding manufacturing jobs to US cities in industries thought to be lost to foreign competition, says a report by IHS Global.

  • The future of coal in America  Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn speaks with Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy CEO, from the Spring Creek Mine about the rising demand for coal due to the spike in natural gas prices.

  • Playing the materials with ETFs  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu digs into the top three most actively traded materials ETFs and reveals their biggest holding.

  • Sectornomics: Movers in materials  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu dissects the best performing stocks in the materials sector.

  • Was that Russia transferring dollar holdings? Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    The Fed's custody holdings report is usually a sleeper, but this week there was a whopping withdrawal by a central bank. Speculation is it was Russia.

  • GM under mounting pressure to pay crash victims Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

    General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

  • What happened? Global events sting stocks Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks tumbled amid concerns events surrounding Ukraine are escalating and China's slowing growth will rub off on the global economy and bite corporate profits.

  • Traders watch to see why copper is getting scorched Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:41 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

    Wary financial markets are watching the decline in copper, to see if the red metal is acting as a fire alarm for the global economy.

  • Is India going back to bullion? Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    India's trade deficit narrowed in January, but analysts are warning that now is not the time to ease gold import controls.

  • Carlyle nears $3B deal for Illinois Tool unit Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    A sign for the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, in Washington, DC.

    Carlyle Group is close to reaching an agreement to buy Illinois Tool Works Inc's industrial packaging unit for more than $3 billion, sources said.

  • Gorilla glass vs. sapphire for smartphones  Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Corning Incorporated makes gorilla glass for smartphones. Jim Flaws, Corning vice chairman and chief financial officer, discusses the company's relationship with Apple and Samsung. Flaws also explains the threat sapphire presents to gorilla glass.

  • 29.6 carat blue diamond found in S.African mine Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    A 29.6 carat blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars, has been discovered at a mine in South Africa.

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