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Freeport-McMoRan Lowers Production Estimates After Failing to Reach Grasberg Deal

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.'s (NYSE: FCX) PT Freeport-Indonesia (PT-FI) subsidiary has failed to reach an agreement with the government of Indonesia regarding the termination of Freeport's contract and conversion of the contract to ...
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10 Overlooked Risks in Boeing’s 2016 Annual Report

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) filed its 2016 Form 10-K annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday. Like nearly all required filings for every company, the ...
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Did China Trade Deficit Kill 3.4 Million American Jobs?

The argument continues to be made that America's trade relationship with China has cost the United States jobs. It is one of the debates at the core of the new ...
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Mexican Economy, World’s 15th Largest, by the Numbers

As the issues over whether the United States will walk away from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) boil, one of the things at risk is the future growth of the ...
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Why the Border Adjustment Tax Is Already Losing Momentum

With a Republican House and Senate, corporate taxes under a Donald Trump presidency are almost certain to come down in 2017 and beyond. While many politicians have wanted more taxes ...
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World Economic Growth to Rise by 2.7%, Hampered by Latin America — World Bank

The World Bank has come out with its 2017 economic forecast, and the numbers are distressing. The global economy is expected to rise by 2.7%, below earlier forecasts. Trouble Latin America ...
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China’s Growth Turns Hot Again With Best PMI Result in 4 Years

China's purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) took an unexpected jump in December, a sign that its economy may be not be slowing as much as expected. Various estimates put its gross ...
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Automakers Demand for Lithium to Rise 17% in 2017

Lithium is the critical component of the lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops, and cars. Global demand for lithium batteries is expected to reach 1.7 billion units in 2016 and ...
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Wal-Mart’s Mexican Unit to Invest $1.3 Billion in Mexico

The Mexico-based unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Wal-Mart de Mexico, announced Wednesday that the company plans to invest $1.3 billion in its logistics operations in the country. The ...
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Boeing, Airbus Both Claim Victory After WTO Ruling

The Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday handed down its report on a complaint filed by the European Union (EU) related to incentives granted to Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) ...
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September Trade Deficit Narrows Despite Strong US Dollar

Friday's major economic report was the Employment Situation from the Labor Department, showing muted payrolls gains. The report on international trade (or the trade deficit) may not be a market-moving ...
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US Corporate Cash Balances Set to Rise 5% to $1.77 Trillion by End of 2016

When tallying up the total cash sitting inside corporations in America, there are a few things to consider. First is that this generally pertains to non-financial companies because banks and ...
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World’s Top Economies Include Companies and Cities

Of the largest 100 world economies, 42 are cities, or more specifically, metropolitan areas. Of those cities, 12 are located in the United States and eight in China. One-third of the ...
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August Trade Deficit Widens Out From July

The monthly reading on international trade is known to the rest of us as the trade deficit. It hasn't been positive in so long that you might wonder why they don't ...
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Rio Tinto Targeting $3 Billion More in Debt Reductions

Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) may have had its problems during the time that metals and commodities were falling. At the same time, Rio Tinto remains one of the world's top ...
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