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5 Industries Worried About Peak Oil

By Chris Dalby for Oilprice.com The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing ...
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Why Less Bad in Arch Coal Earnings Just Is Not Good Enough

Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) was a Hail Mary call in our stock picks that could double in 2014, mostly as the least ugly piglet of the small cap coal ...
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What Happened to All of the Natural Gas Bulls?

What happened to that natural gas boom that was supposed to continue throughout 2014? We have certainly not had a cool summer universally in the United States, but it also turns ...
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The Sweet Life: Chocolate at 3-Year High

Chocolate prices closed just short of $3,200 per metric ton last Friday, after rising to a three-year high of $3,284 on Thursday. The Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY) announced the week ...
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Has China Lost Its Addiction to Gold?

By now, speculators and investors have learned over and over that gold is a very fickle commodity. The daily rationale for why gold rises and falls is sometimes hard to follow. ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Gold Stocks to Buy After Survey Produces Surprising Results

The one asset class that has befuddled investors over the past two years has been gold. The bears have said the gold trade is over and chasing it now is ...
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World Gold Council Sees Gold Staging a Comeback

The World Gold Council is out with its first half of 2014 review of gold. Readers will want to at least consider that the council will of course look on ...
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Analysts’ Top Gold Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

The great equalizer in the stock market is time. Gold ripped to all-time high a few years ago, and most of Wall Street, including some big name investors like John ...
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Gold and Silver

Analysts Issue More Positive Gold Trends for Miners

The story for gold is firming, and that is also for the gold miners. Sterne Agee's metals and mining analysts have a report out on Thursday defending gold and the ...
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Will Alcoa Earnings Blowout Be Enough to Maintain the Stock Surge?

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) has unofficially kicked off earnings season for the second quarter - and kicked it off with a bang! Whether or not the company is a true ...
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Will Alcoa Still Lead Direction of Earnings Season? (Updated)

This story has been updated to reflect additional analyst estimates. Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) will unofficially kick off the second-quarter earnings season when it reports results after the close ...
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Does ADM Acquisition Precede a Move Offshore?

Agricultural products giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) announced Monday morning that it will acquire Switzerland-based WILD Flavors for about $3 billion in cash and about $136 million in ...
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Gold and Silver

The Growing Case for a Return to $1,500 Gold

Has the bear market in gold ended? Of course this depends on whom you are asking. Still, the gold charts are again pointing to a trend reversal -- and the ...
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The Alcoa of Yesteryear Is Transforming — for a Much Better Tomorrow

The aluminum company Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) is transforming. The company you used to know is upgrading itself and making its business model less and less dependent on basic aluminum ...
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Cows

Milk and Beef Price Hikes Gradually Slowing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on June farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell by 3 points month-over-month (2.6%) to 111, with the ...
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