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  • For all the doomsayers predicting an end to its mining boom, Australia is pumping out more metal, coal and gas thanks to a investment bonanza that will peak this year, boosting exports needed to extend a jaw-dropping 21-year run of economic growth.

  • BHP Digs Deeper for More Ore to Feed China Steel Mills Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 12:13 AM ET

    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, boosted its iron ore output by 3 percent in the December quarter, as it races to supply more of the raw material to Chinese steelmakers despite signs of a softening market.

  • Mining firms including BHP Billiton and Anglo American are likely to follow Rio Tinto's lead in writing down underperforming assets by as much as $10 billion, as low prices and rising costs eat into valuations.

  • Platinum at Three-Month High; Gold Futures Settle Up Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Platinum rose to a three-month high on Tuesday, rallying for a sixth straight session as funds bought heavily due to a mine labor crisis in South Africa that sparked supply fears.

  • China's harshest winter in nearly three decades has hit iron ore output and driven up prices just as demand from steel mills revives in a resurgent economy. Imports are at record levels.

  • Junk-Rated ArcelorMittal Raises Surprise $4 Billion Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:49 AM ET
    Lakshmi Mittal

    Steelmaker ArcelorMittal raised a bigger-than-expected $4 billion in a share and convertible notes offering, it said on Thursday, to fix its debt-laden balance sheet.

  • What's Booming? China's Demand for Iron Ore Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    Iron ore from Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak mine arrives at the receiving facility at the company's Port Hedland operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, surged 25 percent in December from the previous month to a record level, shipping data showed.

  • CEOs Pan Fiscal Cliff Deal, Vow to Continue Debt Fight Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 1:53 AM ET

    U.S. executives largely panned the congressional deal to steer America away from the "fiscal cliff," saying Washington wasted an opportunity to address the nation's debt.

  • DuPont Expects Strong 2013: CEO Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    DuPont research scientists at work in a biobutanol molecular biology lab.

    DuPont announced it will buy back $1 billion of its stock next year and raised its outlook.

  • Investing in Lumber After the Storm  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on the lumber trade, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Home Depot Helping Homeowners Rebuild  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Aaron Flowe, Northern Division President of Home Depot, talks about helping people protect and repair their property after the onslaught of the devastating hurricane.

  • Home Improvement Retailers Sending Supplies  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 7:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports home improvement retailers are providing supplies in cleanup efforts after the storm.

  • Will Volatility Shake Market Foundation?  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    Lee Partridge, Salient Partners CIO, discusses the impact of Sandy on home builders, materials, and certain insurers.

  • Is the Stock Market Rally Over? Pros Are Split Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    Weakening prices midday don’t necessarily mean the rally has ended, “Fast Money” pros said Wednesday on CNBC.

  • Base Metals to Pull Back  Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY says that the QE boost to commodity prices does not reflect demand concerns and that base metals prices could be trading lower by end-December.

  • Stick With US-Focused Stocks: Strategists Sunday, 23 Sep 2012 | 6:27 AM ET

    With the global economy slowing and the U.S. dollar strengthening it may now be time to invest in companies more tied to the U.S. economy, some market pros are saying.

  • Lonmin Shares an Excellent Opportunity: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    London-based company Lonmin, the platinum mining firm affected by strikes at their Marikana facility in South Africa, is a definite opportunity for investors looking to enter the sector according to Alison Turner, mining analyst at Panmure Gordon.

  • Can Australia's Economy Survive the Mining Scare? Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 11:24 PM ET
    A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

    Australia's Resources and Energy Minister declared the resources boom over on Thursday, pointing to tough times ahead for the country's economy, which has been powered by the mining sector for over a decade now. This has prompted the question: Is Australia resilient enough to grow without its main economic driver?

  • Cramer: How PPG, DuPont Shed Cyclical Skins Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 6:17 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    The "Mad Money" host dishes on three big players in the chemical space, and why one of these stocks is just not like the others.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

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