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Showa Denko to Acquire Air Products' High-Purity Chlorine Business in Taiwan
To Strengthen Special Material Gas Business by Transfer from Air Products San Fu, Taiwan Tokyo, July 31, 2014 - - Showa Denko K.K. has decided to acquire a high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan, in order to strengthen its special material gas business.

Q2 Earnings Preview: Molycorp Could Lose $180MM - $200MM, And That's The Upside Case
A potential net loss of $180 million to $200 million could send bulls running for cover.

Air Lease: Excellent Long Term Growth Potential
The company is benefiting from strong growth trends in the industry and is expected to double its fleet size in the next six to seven years.

North American Palladium Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Update on Exploration
North American Palladium Ltd. today announced the operating, development, exploration and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 .

Casablanca Capital Claiming Victory in Cliffs Natural Resources Dispute
Mineweb reported today that fund manager Casablanca Capital has stated that its six nominees have been elected to the board of directors of Cliffs Natural Resources .

North American Palladium (PAL) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.01 EPS
North American Palladium posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of by $0.01, AnalystRatings.NET reports.

Molycorp: Worst Fears Materializing As China Plans Challenge To Expiry Of Neo Patents
Chinese exports could negatively affect the price of Neo and with it, Molycorp's turnaround efforts.

Rio's Turquoise Hill Unit to Sell 29.95% of Coal Miner SouthGobi
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. , the Mongolian coal miner controlled by Rio Tinto Group, agreed to sell 29.95 percent of SouthGobi Resources Ltd. for C$25.5 million .

Daily Dividend Report: IBM, EXC, WYNN, ENR, CLF, VLO, CR, DK
Exelon Corporation declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share on Exelon's common stock.

Alabama 'very attractive' as Southeast gains attention from international businesses and manufacturers
Business leaders who call Alabama home know how much the state has to offer in terms of economic development potential.

The end of Cliffs in the Ring of Fire?
A New York hedge fund proclaims it's won a bitter proxy fight with Cliffs Natural Resources to achieve majority control of the Ohio iron ore and coal miner's board of directors.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
For the second qua... )--Crossbar, Inc., a start-up company pioneering a new category of very high capacity and high-performance non-volatile memory, will feature its RRAM technology a... )--Ryder System, Inc. , a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain management solutions, today announced the launch of its new "Keep It Cool" ... (more)

Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B
It is selling Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which owns or runs 17 waste-to-energy facilities and four independent power-producing plants in the U.S. The business also has four ash monofill landfills, three transfer stations and an ongoing development and construction project in the U.K. Wheelabrator's 2013 revenue totaled about $845 million.

SDK and BIA Separations Expanding Their Co-operation
BIA Separations GmbH and its co-owner and trusted business partner Showa Denko K. K. decided to facilitate the access and secure the long term supply of the BIA Separations products and their applications in the following counties: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, North Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, ... (more)

NioCorp Announces Board Update
Mr. Morris is currently Chairman of the Board of Heritage Oaks Bankcorp where he has been serving as a Director since 2001.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Suffers From Uncertainty Due To Short Thesis And Sick CFO
This weakness appears due to a June 17 short report and the absence of the company's CFO on the conference call.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Shares
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common shares of $0.15 per share.

Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $23.127 oz., $743.53 kg.
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Macquarie Upgrades Cliffs Natural Resources
In a report released Monday, Macquarie analyst Aldo Mazzaferro upgraded Cliffs Natural Resources from Underperform to Neutral and raised its price target from $10 to $17.

It's past time for a garbage fee
For years, Houston's Solid Waste Management Department Director Harry Hayes has suggested the city implement a garbage fee to expand curbside recycling and pay for other initiatives.

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Plastics Industry News
West Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results
Three Months Ended June 30, 2014 2013 Net Sales $ 368.9 $ 344.5 Gross Profit Margin 33.0% 32.2% Operating Profit $ 54.1 $ 42.5 Diluted EPS $ 0.52 $ 0.43 Second quarter 2014 consolidated net sales grew by 7.1% compared to the second quarter of 2013.

Dow Chemical: An Activist Investor Play And More
The company has begun implementing divestitures of about $4.5 billion to $6 billion of lower-return operations to improve profitability.

Eastman Chemical Co - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of...
ITEM Page Critical Accounting Estimates 29 Non-GAAP Financial Measures 30 Overview 31 Results of Operations 33 Summary by Operating Segment 37 Summary by Customer Location 43 Liquidity, Capital Resources, and Other Financial Information 44 Recently Issued Accounting Standards 47 2014 Outlook 48 Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors 48 This ... (more)

Former Cleveland Federal Reserve head named to UA post
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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber's (GT) CEO Richard Kramer on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good morning, my name is Tony, and I'll be your conference operator today. At this time, I'd like to welcome everyone to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call.

UPDATE 2-Goodyear Tire revenue deflated by weak Latam, N.America
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, the biggest U.S. tire maker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it sold fewer tires to vehicle makers in North America and Latin America.

Goodyear 2Q profit rises 18 percent
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday reported profit that rose by 18 percent in its second quarter.

Goodyear has record second quarter earnings
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Stocks To Watch For July 30, 2014
Wall Street expects Humana to report its Q2 earnings at $2.19 per share on revenue of $11.94 billion.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) Traders Eye More Upside
The move higher has sparked a rush of call activity in the stock's options pits, with the contracts trading at almost 22 times the average intraday pace.

DuPont, Kolon Feud Over Freezing $1B Trade Secrets Case
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.' s trade secrets case against Kolon Industries Inc., which climaxed in a now-vacated $920 million verdict for DuPont three years ago, is becoming one of those court fights that just won't end.

Why Eastman Chemical (EMN) Stock Is Falling Today
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Tuesday Sector Laggards: Shipping, Rubber & Plastics
In trading on Tuesday, shipping shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.1%.

Dow sees solid second quarter performance
Dow Chemical Co. has reported its second quarter figures, with its seventh consecutive quarter of growth, according to the company.

Big Call Buyer Jumps Into E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co
The trader's crystal ball was working well this morning when they bought 6760 September $67.50 calls in DD at the open.

Will This Analyst Upgrade Help Albemarle (ALB) Stock Today?
The firm said the company has several positive near-term catalysts. Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ALBEMARLE CORP as a "buy" with a ratings score of B+.

Dow AgroSciences Launches Updated U.S. Website
DOW AGROSCIENCES LAUNCHES UPDATED U.S. WEBSITE Jul. 29, 2014 Source: Dow Agrosciences news release Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company , announces the launch of its redesigned U.S. website, dowagro.com/usag.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Visits Danville, Talking Jobs and Economic Development
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was on the Southside on Monday night. He threw the first pitch at the Danville Braves baseball game.

Report: Saint-Gobain ceases operations in Devens
Saint-Gobain, a France-based building-materials company, has ceased operations at the former Evergreen Solar plant at 112 Barnum Road.

Federal District Court in San Francisco Sentences More Defendants in Trade Secret Cases
The U.S. District Court in San Francisco was busy this month sentencing defendants in two of the year's biggest trade secrets cases.

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