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Farming

Ag Commodities, Companies Slapped Hard by Brexit Vote

As with commodity markets in energy and basic materials, the U.K. vote to abandon the European Union is taking a toll on agricultural commodities markets Friday morning. So far, at ...
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Gold Mine

Brexit Lifts Gold Mining Stocks to New Highs

The 2016 gold rally just got a shot of rocket fuel from the U.K. vote to leave the European Union.  The massive rally in gold on Friday has also leveraged ...
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Open pit mine

Freeport-McMoRan Swaps Debt for Equity

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday morning, Freeport-McMoran Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced a debt-for-equity swap in which the company issued 19.9 million shares of ...
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Gold Mine

5 Gold Stocks Still Trading Under Book Value

Maybe you have heard the phrase "There's gold in them thar hills." It turns out that 2016 has seen a massive rally in gold, and this has been a leveraged move ...
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gold bars

RBC Has 4 Gold Stocks to Buy for Stock Market Turmoil

The market is starting to get nervous, and so are some major investors. Carl Icahn recently came out with some very bearish commentary, and he isn’t alone. Risk assets have ...
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Dataram Moves to Acquire US Gold Corp

Dataram Corp. (NASDAQ: DRAM) has watched its shares fall over the course of Tuesday following the announcement of an acquisition. The company recently announced that it has entered into a ...
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Iron Ore mine

Cliffs to Natural Resources Restart Minnesota Mine 2 Months Early

Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced Thursday that it will reopen its United Taconite mine north of Duluth, Minnesota, in August, two months ahead of its ...
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Iron Ore mine

Why Cliffs Stock Soared 40% Tuesday

Iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced Tuesday morning that it has signed a 10-year agreement with the U.S. division of ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) to supply iron ...
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Investing

Monsanto (Predictably) Rebuffs Bayer

Bayer said Tuesday that it was not surprised that its $62 billion offer to acquire Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) was declined, but the German firm is pleased that Monsanto is ...
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silver

What Hecla Really Gets With This Small Acquisition

One trend that has been seen of late is that when companies make acquisitions, their shares have often been rising after news breaks. The old historic reaction was that the ...
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Corn field

Bayer Rationalizes $62 Billion Offer for Monsanto

German conglomerate Bayer Monday morning released details of its widely presumed offer for Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The maker of everything from aspirin to fertilizer has offered to pay $122 ...
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Corn field

Monsanto Gets Good News, Genetically Engineered Seeds Are Safe

A day before Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) confirmed that it was holding discussions with Bayer regarding an acquisition by the German company, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine ...
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Ear Corn

Monsanto, Once the Hunter, Now the Prey

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) tried for four years to acquire Germany-based Syngenta A.G. (NYSE: SYT), before finally giving up in February when China National Chemical (ChemChina) offered around $46 billion ...
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Farming

Andersons Rejects $1 Billion Buyout From Falcone

On Wednesday, grain handler and ethanol maker Andersons Inc. (NASDAQ: ANDE) rejected a buyout offer of $37 a share in cash (a total of about $1 billion) from HC2 Holdings, which ...
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lots of gold

Despite 20% Gain, Some Still See Gold as Undervalued: 4 Stocks to Buy

It’s amazing that with markets essentially where they were this time last year, the two big stories so far in 2016 are the resurgence in crude oil and the renewed interest ...
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