The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.
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 reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, but revenue narrowly missed estimates.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the projected increase in demand for coal.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the demand for coal and the government regulation coal miners are facing.
Shale gas is adding manufacturing jobs to US cities in industries thought to be lost to foreign competition, says a report by IHS Global.
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.
CNBC's Dominic Chu digs into the top three most actively traded materials ETFs and reveals their biggest holding.
CNBC's Dominic Chu dissects the best performing stocks in the materials sector.
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.
General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.
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.
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.
India's trade deficit narrowed in January, but analysts are warning that now is not the time to ease gold import controls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian miners shoveled record tonnages of iron ore in the December quarter, supported by billions of dollars worth of expansion plans coming on stream.
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