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US EPA Inches Closer to Ban on Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

It has been nearly 15 years since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the insecticide chlorpyrifos for residential use. On Wednesday, the comment period ended for a total ban ...
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4 Top Commodity Stocks for 2016

The new year looks like it will kick off with some serious extremes in some very stressed markets. Commodities in general, and oil particularly, have been taken to the woodshed ...
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Why Credit Suisse Says Now Is Time to Buy BHP Billiton

Finding good news in the commodities sector has been more than just difficult of late. So, how about news that is simply less bad? BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP) was ...
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Can Freeport-McMoRan Rise Again?

Since the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year, shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) have lost about 10% of their value. From their peak on October 9, the ...
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Farm Prices Sink in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Monday afternoon. The prices-received index declined 8 percentage points month-over-month to 89, with the crop production ...
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All That Glitters Is Unlikely To Be Gold

The last time the price of gold fell this low was just before New Orleans and QB Drew Brees won Super Bowl XLIV with a convincing win over the Indianapolis ...
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Farm Income Forecast Dips Again

In its November forecast of farm sector income and finances, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services projects farm sector profitability will decline for the second straight year in 2015. ...
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Stunning View of the Second Largest Diamond Ever Found at 1,111 Carats

You have probably heard the saying "diamonds are a girl's best friend" more than just a few times. It turns out that not all diamonds are created equal, and some ...
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Central Banks, Particularly China and Russia, Still Remain Strong Buyers of Gold

Gold may have lost some of its luster to investors, but demand trends remain perhaps more favorable than the price of gold might indicate in dollars. The technology sector gold ...
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Why Alcoa Still Needs to Abandon Its Silly Breakup

In late September, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announced that the company will split into two independent, publicly traded companies, one focused on upstream production and midstream products, and the other ...
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Is Bankruptcy the Only Way Out for Arch Coal?

It is no secret that being in the coal business is now about as bad as would have been to be a coal miner in years past. The coal mining ...
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Is This the Long-Awaited Turnaround at Cliffs Natural Resources?

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) reported third-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The iron ore and coal miner posted a net loss per share of $0.10 on revenues ...
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Newmont Earnings Better Than Expected, Outlook Unchanged

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported third-quarter 2015 earnings after markets closed Wednesday. The gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.23 on revenues of $2.03 billion. In ...
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What Peabody, CONSOL Earnings Say About the Coal Market

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) reported third-quarter results before markets opened Tuesday. The coal miner’s adjusted diluted net loss came to $8.13 per share on revenues of $1.42 billion. In ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Is Throwing in the Towel on AK Steel and Steel in General

One of the main trends in 2015 has been stumbling commodity prices, and this has laid waste to multiple industries over the course of the year. Merrill Lynch was once ...
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