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  • Freeport suspends dividend, reduces spending plans Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 8:11 AM ET

    Dec 9- Diversified U.S. miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoRan Inc said it had suspended its annual dividend of 20 cents per share to save cash amid a slump in commodity prices.

  • Trading oil stocks as crude slides Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 7:07 PM ET
    Freeport-McMoRan oil and gas drilling in Los Angeles, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

    After oil's slide continued, traders assessed whether some companies would make it if it dipped to $30, or even $20, per barrel.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- Stock markets worldwide slipped on Tuesday, weighed down by weak China trade figures, but indexes were off their lows after oil prices steadied a bit after falling within reach of a seven-year nadir. U.S. crude hit $36.64 a barrel and Brent hit $39.81, their lowest levels since February 2009, before rebounding. Brent crude was last up 4 cents, at $40.77 a...

  • *Data shows China's imports fell for 13th consecutive month. *Outerwall slumps after cutting full-year forecast. "We do think oil is putting in a bottom here and view this as a good buying opportunity," said Gary Bradshaw, portfolio manager of Hodges Capital Management in Dallas, Texas.

  • Dec 8- Wall Street looked set to open lower on Tuesday as weak trade data out of China reignited fears of a global economic slowdown and oil prices continued to slide. Oil majors Exxon and Chevron were down about 2 percent in premarket trading, while miner Freeport McMoRan fell 3.2 percent. "The fall in oil prices suggests weak demand globally and has worried...

  • The 4 energy stocks trading at decade lows Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    These stocks are trading at the lowest levels in more than 10 years — and could be set to fall even further.

  • JAKARTA, Dec 4- The operator of one of the world's biggest copper and gold mines was at the centre of a major political scandal in Indonesia after confirming that the speaker of parliament tried to extort shares from the company to ensure its contract extension. Freeport generated 8.4 percent of its revenue last year from Indonesia. The contract extension and...

  • The hottest and coldest stocks in the market Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For a big group of stocks within the S&P 500, performance trends have been either decidedly positive or negative.

  • Xerox shares lower after Icahn reports 7.1% stake Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
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    Xerox shares turned lower a day after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a new 7.1 percent stake in what he called an "undervalued" company.

  • Nov 23- Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in Xerox Corp, and called the printer and copier maker's shares "undervalued", sending its shares up 7.6 percent in extended trade. Icahn, who recently took stakes in American International Group and Freeport-McMoran Inc, said he would look at getting representation on Xerox's board, as well as pursuing...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 20- Even with copper prices reeling from their biggest rout in six years, there were few signs at China's biggest copper conference this week of manufacturers being tempted back to buy more of the metal. At the Shanghai meeting, big copper users, ranging from wire manufacturers to plumbing material makers, in the world's top consumer told a similar...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Nov 19- One of the most important venues for U.S. corporate disputes, Delaware's Court of Chancery, will lose one of its five judges when Vice Chancellor John Noble retires in February. Noble, 64, informed Delaware Governor Jack Markell in a letter that he will retire on Feb. 26. More than half of the U.S. publicly traded companies are chartered in...

  • *Codelco offers much lower $98 2016- term premium to China. LONDON, Nov 16- Copper prices fell to their lowest in more than six years on Monday in a sell-off triggered prospects in top consumer China. "We're struggling to see light at the end of the tunnel, things aren't getting any better in China, we can't see what is going to turn things around for industrial metals,"...

  • METALS-Demand fears push copper to 6-year low Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    *Codelco offers much lower $98 2016- term premium to China. LONDON, Nov 16- Copper prices fell to six-year lows on Monday in a sell-off triggered by the attacks in Paris, a stronger dollar and poor demand prospects in top consumer China. "We're struggling to see light at the end of the tunnel, things aren't getting any better in China, we can't see what is going to turn...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 16-- Let's assume that you are a somewhat contrarian investor and take the view that the recent slump to fresh lows in commodity prices, and the share prices of producers, is a sign that a turnaround is coming in 2016.. BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified miner, reached its lowest since the 2008 financial crisis in Sydney trading...

  • Nov 12- U.S. stock indexes were on track for their steepest fall in over a month on Thursday as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and materials stocks and comments by a Federal Reserve policymaker hinted at an interest-rate rise next month. In a speech on Thursday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the economy or the timing of a rate hike.

  • Nov 12- U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday as cheaper commodities weighed on energy and materials stocks and comments by a Federal Reserve policymaker hinted at an interest-rate hike next month. In a speech on Thursday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on the economy or the timing of a rate hike. But New York Fed President William Dudley said "it is quite possible...

  • Nov 12- U.S. stocks hit session lows in early afternoon trading on Thursday, as a fall in commodity prices weighed on energy and materials stocks, and comments by several Federal Reserve policymakers pointed to an interest-rate hike next month. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday did not comment on the economy or the timing of a rate hike. But New York Fed President...

  • Cramer: US just won the global trade war on China Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jim Cramer has declared the U.S. the winner of the trade war on China. So what companies will do best in China?

  • *Copper, nickel retreat after touching 1- wk highs. *China cuts rates for sixth time since Nov. LONDON, Oct 23- Copper fell on Friday, retreating from a one-week high after a strong dollar offset optimism stemming from top metals consumer China cutting interest rates to boost its slowing economy.