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American Electric Technologies CEO to Present at Singular Research Best of the Uncovereds Conference
American Electric Technologies, Inc. , a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Charles Dauber will present at the ninth annual Best of the Uncovereds Conference on September 22, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Dauber is scheduled to speak about AETI's business strategy, market trends, operations, and financial results at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Rare Earth Metals Were Supposed To Be The 'Can't-Lose' Investment Of...
Rare Earth Metals Were Supposed To Be The 'Can't-Lose' Investment Of The Decade - Look How That Turned Out Molycorp went public in July 2010 at $14 per share, right as the price of rare earth minerals started to take off. The 2010 surge in rare earth prices prompted ZeroHedge to write : "Ever heard of the oxides of Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Praseodymium and/or Samarium? With price surges between 250% and 600% in one quarter, you may wish you have."

CB&I receives contract from Enable Midstream unit
Enable Midstream Partners' unit, Enable Products, has awarded Chicago Bridge & Iron a contract for the engineering and procurement of equipment and process modules for a new natural gas facility.

Ring of Fire development picture looks no clearer, strategist
A management shakeup at Cliffs Natural Resources has some mining analysts believing the possible departure of the Cleveland-based mining giant from the Ring of Fire camp could open the door for other international producers to make a move. With competing and divergent stakeholder agendas at play, combined with a muddled development picture, the overall uncertainty in the remote James Bay mineral exploration camp may drive off any new investment or mining entrants.

Cliffs Natural Resources Trading 4.7% Higher on Insider Buying Activity
Cliffs Natural Resources shares traded up 4.7% during trading on Monday following insider buying activity, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. The company traded as high as $14.85 and last traded at $14.81, with a volume of 5,061,434 shares trading hands.

Cliffs executes letter of intent with Invenergy for combined heat and power cogeneration facility
Courtesy of Cliffs Natural Resources: Cliffs Natural Resources can confirm that Cliffs and Invenergy Thermal Development LLC have jointly executed a Letter of Intent to advance consideration of a combined heat and power cogeneration facility to serve Cliffs Michigan operations. Under the terms of the LOI, Cliffs and Invenergy will work toward evaluating the feasibility of a cogeneration facility with the goal of reaching a decision point within 120 days.

Sparton Corporation Names New CFO
Sparton Corporation announced today that Don Pearson has been appointed as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Pearson most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMCOL International Corporation, a $1 billion global producer of specialty materials.

CB&I Declares Interim Common Stock Dividend
With 125 years of experience and the expertise of approximately 55,000 employees, CB&I provides reliable solutions while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality. For more information, visit www.cbi.com .

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation Announces Appointment of L. Patrick Hassey to Its Board of Directors
ENP Newswire - 15 September 2014 Release date- 12092014 - FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. - Kaiser Aluminum Corporation today announced that its board of directors authorized an increase in the number of authorized members from 10 to 11 through the Company's 2015 annual meeting of stockholders and has appointed L. Patrick Hassey to its board of directors.

United Taconite: Celebrating 50 Years of Mining
"I'm so delighted to be here, and to know that the facility is still doing well. I'm also happy to see some of the old timers," he told us.

Drummond: Oakland garbage wars heat up
A man outside the Oakland Grand Lake Farmer's Market had a poster in big letters telling people to sign a petition for a "citizens referendum" to stop garbage rates from going up. A few days later, there was another man outside Trader Joe's on Lakeshore Avenue telling the same story with a twist.

3 Value Stocks You Should Have on Your Radar
Just as we often examine companies that may be rising past their fair values, we can also find companies trading at what may be bargain prices. While many investors would rather have nothing to do with stocks wallowing at 52-week lows, I think it makes a lot of sense to determine whether the market has overreacted to a company's bad news, just as we often do when the market reacts to good news.

New Report Available: American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI) -...
The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. Lifted to Buy at Goldman Sachs
The firm currently has a $7.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $4.24. Goldman Sachs' price target indicates a potential upside of 65.09% from the stock's previous close.

Werner Enterprises Stock Rating Upgraded by Wolfe Research
Werner Enterprises traded up 2.62% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $25.46. 790,579 shares of the company's stock traded hands.

Handy and Harman major shareholder Unloads $2,536,300 in Stock
Handy and Harman major shareholder Sph Group Holdings Llc sold 97,550 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.00, for a total transaction of $2,536,300.00.

Option Bears Busy as Molycorp Inc (MCP) Hits Record Low
Easily the most active strike is the March 1.50 put, where roughly 10,000 contracts are on the tape -- predominantly the result of three sweeps totaling 8,736 contracts. According to Trade-Alert and data from the International Securities Exchange , these bearish bets are being bought to open at a volume-weighted average price of $0.47.

Technical Difficulties at Rio Tinto's Oyu Tolgoi
A subsidiary of Rio Tinto has said that its Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia has run into another obstacle, as rake arms in one of its tailings thickeners has failed, according to Reuters. The Vancouver-based miner, a subsidiary of mining company Rio Tinto Plc , said an investigation was under way to determine the cause of the failure and that repairs had begun at the mine in southern Mongolia.

Trash Talk: We Will Not Roll Over, Say Councilmembers
City Councilmembers are unwavering in the face of what they consider to be the bullying and intimidation tactics of Waste Management , a nationwide trash collection company that lost the City's $1 billion trash and recycling contract is now pursuing legal action against the city. Along with its aggressive referendum campaign on the streets of Oakland, the company has filed a lawsuit against the city - attempting to disrupt the city's new agreement with California Waste Solutions .

5 Things BHP Billiton Ltd's Management Wants You to Know
During the company's fiscal 2014 conference call , CEO Andrew Mackenzie wanted to make sure investors understood that his company is not only set to survive through the trough, but is becoming a better company at the same time. According to Mackenzie, "In the 2014 financial year, we continued to deliver on our commitments."

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Plastics Industry News
Expert Solutions To Spoilage In Cheese and Mild Acidic Yogurt
DuPont unveils an expanded line-up of the successful HOLDBAC Protective cultures range to specifically target contamination in the mild acidic environments of cheese and fresh yogurt manufacture while maintaining flavor. Formerly a manufacturer's dream, today DuPont market-driven science took on the challenge and made it a reality.

Big manufacturers challenging FirstEnergy Solutions' polar vortex surcharge
Some of Ohio's biggest manufacturers aren't paying FirstEnergy Solution Corp.'s polar vortex surcharge, but the company still stands by its controversial decision. Whirlpool Corp. , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 3M , Campbell Soup Co.

Celanese Announces Acetate Tow Price Increases
Pricing for unique and/or low volume tow items and specialty grade acetate tow items may increase by a differentiated amount. Price increases are effective January 1, 2015, or as contracts allow.

Is Eastman A Good Stock To Buy?
Eastman Chemical Company has been generating big profits over the past few years due to its smart business strategies and efficient management. The company has been producing sales and earnings growths over the past four consecutive years.

DuPont settlement won't be felt locally
A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DuPont reached Monday will not directly impact the Washington Works Plant. The EPA announced a settlement with the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

Taminco Corporation Shareholder Alert: Rigrodsky & Long, P.a. Announces Investigation Of Buyout
Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of Taminco Corporation regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company's entry into an agreement to be acquired by Eastman Chemical Company , in a transaction valued at approximately $2.8 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of Taminco's would receive $26.00 in cash for each share of Taminco's they own.

Myers Industries Upgraded to Neutral by Zacks
The firm currently has a $19.50 price target on the stock. Zacks 's target price suggests a potential upside of 2.36% from the stock's previous close.

Eastman Chemical to Buy Taminco for $1.8 Billion
M&A activity slowed down slightly over the summer, but the first eight months of 2014 still produced more completed deals compared to the same period a year ago. Nearly 1500 deals were completed through August of this year, with a total value of about $195 billion.

Dupont Nice But Boring, While Eastman Chemicals Provides Twice The Return On Cash
Since they are about equal in terms of yield, it comes down to ROA; Eastman is cheaper, and hence the better alternative. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company as a company is very boring, even though it has a pretty decent yield.

Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout -report
An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions, a report found on Monday. Some 150 large listed companies - including 29 in the United States such as Dow Chemical Company, banking group Goldman Sachs and oil firm ExxonMobil - now incorporate an internal carbon price ranging from $6-80 per tonne, according to a report by CDP, which gathers environmental information from companies worldwide on behalf of investors.

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The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awards, recognizing contractors who invest in workforce development programs that include recruitment, assessment, training, career path development and retention of employees. The GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Most Valuable Plant award was presented to BASF Corp. and The Dow Chemical Co.-Louisiana.

Raven Industries Hits New 1-Year Low at $25.81
Raven Industries 's share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday , Analyst Ratings Net reports. The company traded as low as $25.81 and last traded at $26.08, with a volume of 67,132 shares traded.

Eastman Chemical - Fair Deal, Leverage Concerns Outweigh In The Short Run
Eastman Chemical announced a rather sizable acquisition during Thursday's trading session after acquiring Taminco, a specialty chemical business. The deal underlies the strategic focus on specialty chemicals and seems okay from that point of view.

Taminco Investor Alert - Andrews & Springer LLC is Seeking More Cash...
Andrews & Springer LLC , a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of fiduciary duty claims against the Board of Directors of Taminco Corporation relating to the sale of the Company to Eastman Chemical Company . On September 11, 2014, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Eastman will acquire TAM in a merger in a deal worth $2.8 billion.

Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf ...
Kirby McInerney LLP is investigating potential claims against Taminco Corporation concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Eastman Chemical Company . Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Taminco stockholders will receive $26.00 in cash for each share of Taminco common stock they own, valuing the transaction at approximately $2.8 billion.

s on the Move: Week Ending Sept. 12
One of the 25 largest companies in the United States with more than $100 billion in annual revenue, Cardinal Health has promoted 25-year company veteran Michael Kaufmann to the top finance seat, effective Nov. 11. He will replace Jeffrey Henderson, 49, who will be retiring next August. Kaufmann has been CEO of Cardinal's pharmaceutical segment since 2009.

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on The Dow Chemical Company
Shares of The Dow Chemical Company were the target of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock traders acquired 15,929 call options on the company, Stock Ratings Network reports.

Number of women execs in plastics gradually increasing
There are a lot of numbers that might jump out at you when first going over the numbers for this year's Plastics News ranking of the industry's top-earning executives in North America. "Eight" probably isn't one of the first.

Slimming down Sancho at SMT
Sancho Panza , Don Quixote , and Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Seattle Musical Theatre. Sancho Panza , Don Quixote , and Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Seattle Musical Theatre.

Cramer's Mad Money - 2 Biotech Takeover Targets
Big pharma companies are starved for growth, and are likely to make acquisitions to expand their pipelines. Cramer discussed small biotechs that could be takeover candidates.

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