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  • CRH in Talks to Buy $3.5-4.5 Billion of Cemex Assets Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    Irish building materials firm CRH is in talks with Cemex to buy U.S. and European assets worth up to $4.5 billion from the Mexican cement maker, the companies said on Monday.

  • Weyerhaeuser Says Market Weak, May Close Plants Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 7:55 AM ET

    Weyerhaeuser, one of the world's largest paper and lumber companies, said Monday that it would probably have to close plants and restrict operations because of weak market conditions.

  • China will produce half the world's aluminium by the end of the next decade and will be largely self sufficient in the metal through 2010, a top executive at producer Alcan said on Friday.

  • Barrick CEO: No Substance to Newmont Takeover Rumor Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | 3:47 PM ET

    Barrick Gold's prospects are stronger if it remains on its own, and the world's biggest gold miner has no interest in acquiring U.S. rival Newmont Mining, said Barrick Chief Executive Officer Greg Wilkins.

  • Energy Stocks Still A Good Long-Term Investment Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 1:38 PM ET
    ** FILE ** This undated photo shows a Shell Oil rig in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Nigeria's latest hostage crisis came to a peaceful end Sunday, June 4, 2006, as six Britons, one American and one Canadian held captive for two days were released unharmed, looking tired, but in good health. A group of unidentified militants from southeastern Bayesla state who were demanding jobs and money kidnapped the expatriates Friday from an offshore oil platform operated by Dolphin Drilling Ltd. (AP Photo/Shel

    Energy stocks are still a solid investment for the long haul, say market strategists, though rampant speculation and big price swings could make it a bumpy ride for investors.

  • Courts Allow Mittal to Hold Arcelor Merger EGM Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    Courts in Paris and Rotterdam ruled on Monday against injunctions lodged by Arcelor minority shareholders aimed at blocking a shareholder meeting needed to finalise the firm's merger with Mittal Steel.

  • U.S. Steel to Buy Stelco for About $1.1 Billion Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    U.S. Steel is to acquire Stelco for about $1.1 billion to strengthen its position as a supplier of flat-rolled steel products in North America, the companies said.

  • Rio Tinto, the world's third largest miner by revenues, said Monday it has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $38.1 billion (28 billion euros) takeover of Alcan.

  • ABB Sells Lummus to CB&I, Reports Suspect Payments Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 2:47 AM ET

    Swiss-Swedish engineering company ABB said on Monday it had agreed to sell its Lummus Global business to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) for an enterprise value of $950 million.

  • Before the recent downturn in the U.S. stock market, portfolio strategists and market prognosticators said the resiliency of the markets was a key sign of positive times ahead.

  • ThyssenKrupp Third-Quarter Profit Soars 62% Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 3:27 AM ET

    Steelmaker ThyssenKrupp on Friday  reported a 62% increase in net profit in its fiscal third quarter as rising demand for steel lifted its sales.

  • St Gobain to Buy HeidelbergCement's Maxit Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 6:28 AM ET

    St Gobain, the world's biggest building materials group, said on Tuesday it would buy clay and mortar company Maxit Group from Germany's HeidelbergCement in a deal worth around $3 billion.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets (update) Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 12:56 PM ET

    Stocks are finding their feet on higher ground this morning as a positive tone embraces equities markets worldwide. Oil continues to back down from the new high struck earlier this week.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 9:57 AM ET

    U.S. stocks futures are slightly firmer ahead of the opening in a market still cranky about credit worries and pondering the Fed's next move. European stock markets are mixed after trading lower this morning, and Asian stocks were lower overnight.

  • Timber company Weyerhaeuser reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday, as strength in its packaging products business helped offset weak demand for wood products from U.S. home builders.

  • Miner Anglo American unveiled plans to sell Tarmac, its U.K.-based road building unit, as it met forecasts with a 22% rise in first-half earnings and announced a further $4 billion share buyback.

  • International Paper Earnings Climb, Shares Fall Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

    International Paper said on Thursday its second-quarter profit rose on improved pricing and stable volumes, but earnings fell short of market expectations and pulled the company's shares down 2.7%.

  • Rio Tinto First-Half profit Dips 6% on Higher Cost Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:35 AM ET

    Global miner Rio Tinto first-half profit fell 6%, hurt by higher costs and unfavorable exchange rates despite selling its copper, iron ore, and other industrial commodities at sharply higher prices.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 8:58 AM ET

    A selling wave in global stock markets is sweeping futures lower this morning as subprime and credit woes once more rise to the surface. A new disclosure about a third troubled hedge fund at Bear Stearns is rattling investors.

  • ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, reported a net profit of $2.72 billion for the second quarter as it sold more steel at higher prices to offset higher costs.

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