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Analyst Sees Cliffs Going off the Cliff

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) released its sustainability report on Tuesday, and it has resulted in a slight jump for shares of Cliffs in early trading on Wednesday before selling ...
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Merrill Lynch Jumps Into the Aluminum Upgrade Brigade

The market for aluminum had been pressured until recently. We have seen analysts start to warm up to the aluminum giants again in 2014, but the change in bias has ...
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Cattle

U.S. Meat Prices Pull Back in September

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on September farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2.8% month-over-month to 106, with the crop index down ...
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Metals and Mining Suffer Worst Stretch Since 1990s: Is a Turnaround Imminent?

After a tremendous super-cycle run just after the turn of the century, the top metals and mining stocks have been absolutely eviscerated over the past four years. In fact, if ...
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Gold and Silver

Credit Suisse Shines On Goldcorp

Credit Suisse upgraded its rating of Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) to Outperform from Neutral. This upgrade reflects a sentiment of increasing by-product prices, and cash flow relative to other senior ...
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Miners Sink as Gold Edges Toward Yearly Low

The Comex December gold contract was down 0.6% Friday morning at around $1,220 an ounce, on a slide that began in mid-July when the price was about $1,350. The 52-week ...
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Coal Miner Peabody at 10-Year Low, Drags Down Other Miners

It is too bad that U.S. coal companies can’t convince Apple to put a little coal in each iPhone the company sells. That may be the only thing that could ...
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Alcoa Raises Capital to Pay for Firth Rixson Acquisition

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is raising new capital to help the company pay for its previously announced acquisition of the Firth Rixson business and to pay related fees and expenses. ...
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Why China’s Insatiable Appetite for Coal Has Likely Peaked

By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that ...
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coal

SinoCoking: From Cheers to Reality Check

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOK) is far from your normal company covered be major media, and that makes its wild share price move that much more ...
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RBC’s 4 Gold Stocks to Buy With Potential Upside of 40% or More

Gold continues to be a vexing stock investment for many because of the potential versus the reality. Many investors realize that inflation is a looming issue, especially as economies start ...
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Cows

Record-High Meat Prices for U.S. Consumers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on August farm prices Thursday afternoon. The all-products price index was unchanged month-over-month at 109, with the crop index down ...
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Open pit mine

Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run on Solar or Wind Power

By Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as ...
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Silver

Silver Wheaton, Pan American Hammered by Low Silver and Gold Prices

Silver futures traded at around $19.85 on Wednesday afternoon, down from their 52-week high of $25.11 and not much above the 52-week low of $18.65. Low prices coupled with still-high ...
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Oppenheimer Has Gold Miners as a Top Trade Idea

If any asset class has disappointed investors over the last three years, it has been gold. Many on Wall Street are just now starting to reexamine gold for investors' portfolios. ...
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