Joy Global, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from coal miners, reported a 4 percent fall in revenue as customers cut production.
The abrupt retirement of United Technologies' CEO was in part due to growing concerns over his private interests, The Wall Street Journal reported.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the potential impact of lower oil prices to materials companies and homebuilder companies.
A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.
Newmont Mining shares have already gotten crushed. So why does one trader think there's even more downside coming in the next three months?
When China cuts interest rates, McDonald's outperforms the market five days later and makers of stone and gravel also beat the market, history shows.
A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.
Hedge fund Third Point is considering launching a proxy contest at Dow Chemical after negotiations over board seats broke down on Thursday.
Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.
DuPont reported a 52 percent jump in profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.
Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
Alcoa reported third-quarter earnings per share, excluding items, of 31 cents per share on revenue of $6.24 billion.
Russian aluminium producer Rusal said it is considering raising its outlook for the third quarter.
Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has called for a break up of DuPont, The Wall Street Journal reported.
A group of 11 mining CEOs working in West Africa are calling for fewer travel restrictions in the face of the Ebola epidemic.
The plaintiffs had accused Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and others of having conspired since May 2009 to drive up aluminum prices by hoarding supply.
An Indian textile magnate has taken "spoil yourself" to a new level with custom-made gold shirt worth about $213,000.
Boeing and United Technologies have been amassing titanium parts from Russia in case global tensions disrupt supply of the metal.
Alcoa has invested heavily in its U.S. aerospace business because of the country's leading position in advanced manufacturing, CEO Klaus Kleinfeld tells CNBC.
Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.
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