Commodities & Metals - Page 2

Corn Field

Price of Corn Flakes to Rise

The size of this year's corn crop is expected to be smaller than last year's, raising the price farmers can expect to get for their crop and raising the price ...
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Mountain top coal mine

Other Companies That Could (or May) Divest Assets Like BHP

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) is working on a plan to spin off its underperforming assets. Its shares were higher Tuesday as investors speculated the value of ...
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Analyst Shows Alcoa Shares Still Going to $15

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) continues to try to right-size its portfolio and production of aluminum output. Alcoa already showed that it will cut production and idle plants, and we have ...
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Cows

U.S. Consumers Continue to Pay More for Milk and Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on March farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index rose by 5 points month-over-month (4.7%) to 111, with the ...
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Mountain top coal mine

EPA Wins in Coal Mine Dispute: Is Keystone XL Next?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year invalidated a 2007 permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers to a subsidiary of Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) allowing the ...
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RBC’s Top Five North American Gold Stocks to Buy for 2014

One trade that has worn out investors over the past year has been the precious metals, and particularly gold stocks. With precious metals producers focusing on higher return ounces, the ...
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coal train

Merrill Lynch Gets Nasty Toward Coal Stocks

Coal may have gotten some life after the price of natural gas surged in the cold winter months. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks that the coal sector's long-term prospects are rising. ...
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Copper bars

Could the Worst Be Over for Copper and Freeport-McMoRan?

For weeks, people who follow copper and the stocks of copper producers have been wringing their hands as prices have slipped ever lower, finally hitting a 44-month low Wednesday morning. ...
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Milk Prices Reach All-Time High

The price of milk rose to an all-time high in Chicago on Monday. At $24.32 per hundredweight, the price of milk is up 35% since early December. And the increases ...
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Mining

Rio Tinto, BHP Slammed as Iron Ore Price Collapses

The contract price for iron ore delivered to China fell 8.3% on Monday to an 18-month low of $104.70 per metric ton (tonne). That is the second-largest one-day fall on ...
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coal train

More Woes in Coal at Walter

Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT) is getting to find out all over again about the woes of coal. Its stock sold off with the sector last week after a Goldman Sachs ...
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bananas

Meet the New $1 Billion Banana Empire

Ask yourself one question: How much should a banana empire be worth? It is a very legitimate question, and the answer is simply "less than you might think." News broke on ...
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Copper bars

Copper Gets Roughed Up by Chinese Export Data

The weekend report that Chinese exports fell by 18.1% in February had a definite impact on equities trading in Asia overnight. Commodities also took their lumps, and the one getting ...
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coal train

Analysts Fight Over Coal Stocks: Low Downside, High Upside

Friday brought about a big drop in the coal miners. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR) tanked after Goldman Sachs downgraded the coal player from an already cautious Neutral rating ...
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Open pit mine

Rio Tinto Speculation Boosts Turquoise Hill Prospects

Mining giant Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) already owns 50.8% of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (NYSE: TRQ), and speculation that Rio Tinto will buy the other 49.2% has boosted Turquoise ...
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