Commodities & Metals

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That Was Fast — Coal Goes Back to the Furnace

The Supreme Court ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whereby the EPA did not consider costs was supposed to be a lifeline for the business of fossil fuels. Or ...
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Supreme Court Ruling Does Not Save the Coal Companies

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday threw the U.S. coal industry at lifeline with a five to four ruling ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take into account the ...
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Molycorp Files for Chapter 11, Delisted From NYSE

When Molycorp (MCPIQ) held its initial public offering in July of 2010, the company priced the shares at $13.25, below the IPO range of $15 to $17 that the company ...
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CONSOL Energy MLP IPO Off to a Bumpy Start

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has created a master limited partnership (MLP), CNX Coal Resources, that filed an amended Form S1/A with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday morning saying that ...
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Why Monsanto Earnings Will Not Please Investors

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) reported fiscal third-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday morning. The fertilizer and seed maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.39 on revenue ...
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2 Big Gold Stock Upgrades by Different Analysts

Is it possible that the view on gold mining stocks could be coming back in favor again? It turns out that 24/7 Wall St. witnessed key upgrades from different analysts ...
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Coal Investors Anxious Ahead of Coal MLP IPO This Week

CNX Coal Resources L.P. is set to come public this week. This could be a massive deal for the ailing coal sector as this is the growth-oriented master limited partnership ...
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Aluminum

Would Alcoa or Century Be Interested in Acquiring Noranda?

Aluminum producer Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NYSE: NOR) announced Thursday morning that it has hired Morgan Stanley as an advisor to the company as it “evaluates a variety of strategic ...
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CONSOL Energy Sets IPO Terms for Coal MLP

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has filed an amended Form S1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) setting terms for an initial public offering (IPO) of a master ...
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Gold Index Rebalance Means Massive Buy and Sell Volume for 5 Stocks

On the close Friday, the Amex Gold Miners Index (NYSE: GDM) is set for a rebalance. What this means is the index will be rebalanced to reflect reweighting allocations across ...
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Cattle

Have Beef Prices Reached Their Peak?

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), and the agency forecast that total meat production in the United States ...
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Is Newmont Mine Acquisition Better Than a Merger With Barrick?

Less than two months ago there was talk that Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) and Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) were again considering a merger, after breaking off early talks ...
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Can Peabody Shrink Its Way to Salvation?

Coal companies have suffered recently, and they need a means to survive this harsh political climate. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) believes that it has found a solution for now, ...
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Why Gold Does Not Like Stronger US Employment and Payrolls Data

If there is one magical and mystical commodity that doesn't want higher interest rates, it is gold. The U.S. Labor Department's strong payrolls report has put a bit of fear ...
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3 Steel Stocks to Buy Now as Companies Combat Foreign Dumping

It has been a problem for years, and now the domestic steel industry is fighting back against foreign dumping of steel products in the United States. Six domestic steel producers ...
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