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US Wants to Stop Being So Dependent on China for Rare Earth Metals

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on a strategy to ensure the nation's access to supplies of what it calls "critical minerals." Among those minerals ...
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Rare Earth Elements ETF Finds Itself in Middle of China Trade War Plays

Investors are having to go dust off old trading and investing books from before the 1980s (and perhaps even toward the start of the 20th century) to get solid ideas ...
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Would China Really Embargo Exports of Rare Earth Metals From US Manufacturers?

Earlier this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to a factory in Jiangxi Province that makes magnets from rare earth elements led many observers to view the walk-through as a ...
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Does the Pentagon Really Need a New Rare Earths Source?

Stop me if you've heard this story before. China controls virtually 100% of the world's supply of rare earth minerals and the United States needs to do something to redress 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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Will Molycorp Shareholders Get Totally Wiped Out in Bankruptcy?

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) may soon join the endless number of public companies that have filed for bankruptcy protection. There have been countless warnings about this U.S.-based leader in rare ...
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Molycorp Playing Russian Roulette Over Interest Payment

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) has faced a rough and rocky road over the past four years. Financially speaking, the company is stuck in a deep hole and it seems to ...
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Is There More Hope Than Reality in Molycorp and Rare Earth Gains?

Rare earth elements are back in focus. CBS’s weekly news show “60 Minutes” reported on rare earth elements in its show that aired Sunday night, and that was followed up ...
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Molycorp Earnings Rekindle Fears of the Worst

After the markets closed Monday, Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) reported its fourth-quarter financial results. The rare earths company had a net loss of $0.39 per share on $116.2 million in ...
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Can Molycorp Stay on the Path to Avoid NYSE Delisting?

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) saw its shares take another solid leap in Friday’s trading to above the $1 mark. This is potentially a huge development for the company and a ...
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Is Molycorp Back?

Over the course of this week, shares of Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) have more than doubled. Monday shares increased 40%, and Tuesday shares grew by another 67%. This begs the ...
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Can Molycorp Be Saved?

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is supposed to be the only sizable rare earth element project on line in America. The problem is that rare earths are volatile in pricing, and ...
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Molycorp Sales Trends Signal More Tough Times Ahead

Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is a company which manages to keep disappointing and punishing just about any shareholder who dares to listen. The only major rare earth materials company in ...
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Molycorp Becomes King of Stockholder Pain, but Real Concerns Cannot Be Changed

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is becoming an expert at screwing its investors. If anyone wanted a "death before dilution" company in their portfolio, they have been slaughtered over and over ...
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Molycorp Rare Earths Quality Confession Worse Than Secondary Offering

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) is showing its new shareholders buying into the rare earths trade late in the game that it still has a tendency to shaft the value of ...
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