NEW YORK— Shares of Freeport-McMoRan are rising sharply after the copper mining company agreed to add two new members to its board from activist investor Carl Icahn. Icahn and his investment companies own an 8.8 percent stake in Freeport-McMoRan. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. shares rose $1.44, or 12.2 percent, to $13.27 in morning trading.» Read More
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Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, says the proposed mining levy is not only affecting sovereign risk, but also the financing of some of the mid-cap projects in the state.
CEO Dan DiMicco talks to Cramer about his company’s earnings and how China is hurting their profits.
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Strategic investor Dennis Gartman suggests closely watching copper. As goes the red metal, so to could go the entire stock market.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
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Mike Elliott, global mining & metals leader at Ernst & Young, says that increasing domestic demand from emerging markets will sustain commodity prices.
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CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the oil industry from Larose, Louisiana, where the promise of paying jobs is fueling the call for expanded drilling.
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