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

    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
    Playing the materials with ETFs

    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
    Sectornomics: Movers in materials

    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.

  • US shale oil drillers push for lift on export ban Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.

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

    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.

  • South African miners treated as 'slaves': Union head Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa addresses miners in August, 2013

    The president of South Africa's main trade union for platinum workers told CNBC that miners were treated like slaves, after ordering strikes that will start on Thursday.

  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore Parker Point loading facility reclaimer is seen as part of the mining activities of British-Australian mining and resources company Rio Tinto Iron Ore, at Dampier in Western Australia.

    Australian miners shoveled record tonnages of iron ore in the December quarter, supported by billions of dollars worth of expansion plans coming on stream.

  • The outlook for commodity funds after an ugly 2013 Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Aluminum

    Commodity fund managers face an uphill struggle persuading investors to return to the unloved sector after an abject year.

  • What the F-150 says about the aluminum industry Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Aluminum makers have been shifting from mining, refining and smelting and focusing on fabricated products. Here's why.

  • Indonesia bans mineral ore exports Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 5:45 AM ET
    An excavator operates on a stockpile of rock ore at the PT Aneka Tambang gold mine in Pongkor, West Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.

    Indonesia banned all mineral ore exports, as expected, on Sunday, but will likely allow some U.S. mining giants to continue shipments.

  • Alcoa revenue beats, but earnings come up short Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at an Alcoa aluminum factory.

    Alcoa reported quarterly revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, but earnings came up short.

  • 'Error trade' blamed for spike in copper futures Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    The spike in COMEX March copper futures prices around midday in NY was due to an "error trade," a source familiar with the matter said.

  • Options Action: Hazardous materials? Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 5:44 PM ET
    Options Action: Hazardous materials?

    Breaking down the bearish bets in material stocks, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility. WeyerhaeuSer is reporting earnings on Friday.

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