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  • 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 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
    The coal ripple effect

    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
    Coal's environmental conundrum

    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
    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

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

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