*LME lead risks long liquidation if breaks $1,800- Triland. Our economists think markets have become too complacent about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, "said analyst Carsten Menke at Julius Baer in Zurich. Zinc, the best performing metal on the LME this year, ended down 0.9 percent at $2,229 a tonne, paring losses after touching $2,212, the lowest since July 18. » Read More
Online retailer eBay is seeing strong demand for deals on precious metals this holiday season.
The three main global issues are economic contraction, a tech bubble and terrorism in key cities, says Frank Troise, MD of Infinity Partners.
If China's old economy doesn't find its footing, metals demand could take another hit, Goldman Sachs said.
Copper prices have hit a new weak spot after lackluster data from China spooked investors, and Goldman Sachs doesn't anticipate an improvement.
Nautilus Minerals just debuted the equipment that may make it the first company to seriously mine the ocean floor.
A burst dam at an iron ore mine owned by Vale and BHP Billiton left at least two people dead, more than 30 injured and dozens missing overnight.
Ford delivered quarterly earnings that missed analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but revenues were better than expected.
The company cited a strong dollar and weak agricultural markets in Brazil and other emerging markets for the decline in profits.
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Although abandoned mines are better known for the environmental problems businesses are finding innovative uses for old mines. NBCNews reports.
Pisani argues that Ferrari cannot have high growth, high price and high exclusivity because one aspect must be compromised.
Alcoa said it would split into two entities, acknowledging that its legacy aluminum operations and auto businesses were no longer compatible.
Caterpillar also lowered its guidance for 2015, saying expected sales and revenues are now $1 billion lower than previous estimates.
Materials stocks tumbled Tuesday, and according to some traders it could get even worse.
Stacey Gilbert, Susquehanna Capital Group, and Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, look at the materials sector, as global growth concerns multiply.
The two worst-performing stocks in the S&P find themselves at the center of the commodities selloff.
Batteries with their own transparent solar cells could as as energy collecting windows or smartphone screens.
According to USDA, net farm income is forecast to be $58.3 billion in 2015. That's far worse than the government's February outlook.
Australian iron ore miner Fortescue said FY profit dropped nearly 90% to $316M million on weak prices for the steel-making ingredient.
Jon Mabbitt, CEO of Applied Graphene Materials, discusses the wide variety of uses of graphene, which include creating cars that are more fuel-efficient, and regenerative medicines.
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