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Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $22.877 oz., $735.50 kg.
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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Notes Revised Glass Lewis Recommendation
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. today announced that Glass Lewis & Co , a leading proxy advisory firm, has issued a revised recommendation and now recommends that shareholders vote " FOR ALL " of Cliffs' director nominees on the WHITE proxy card in connection with the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Morning Movers: Skechers Jumps on Big Beat; Ford Gains on First Europe Profit in Three Years
Yesterday, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average went in opposite directions .

India loses up to 2 million tonnes of foodgrain production due to waterlogging: Govt
Out of the total command area of 88895.62 thousand hectares being served by major and medium irrigation projects, an area of 1719.279 thousand hectares was waterlogged.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
De hotelketen vestigt zicht in het centrum van Londen na een franchiseovereenkomst met Supreme Hotels LLP.... )--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Intracranial Hypertension Global Clinical Trials Re... )--Fuji Electric has introduced the Monitouch V9 Series of HMI displays, with models ranging from 5.7" to 15".

Werner Enterprises Price Target Cut to $25.00
The firm currently has a "market perform" rating on the stock. Cowen and Company's price objective suggests a potential downside of 2.87% from the company's current price.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation Reports Second Quarter and First Half 2014 Financial Results
Excluding the impact of non-run-rate items adjusted net income was in the first half of 2013.

Casablanca Isn't the Only Problem for Cliffs Natural Resources
On one hand, the miner is locked in an expensive and time-consuming proxy battle with Casablanca Capital , an activist hedge fund, which currently owns around 5% of Cliffs' shares.

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday
Precision Castparts Corp. will post its Q115 quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 24th.

BP Energy Fund Bullish on Valero, Century Aluminum & Basic Energy
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BHP Iron-Ore Output Rises 19% on Australia Growth Projects
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's biggest mining company, said fourth-quarter iron ore output gained 19 percent, beating analyst expectations, and flagged increased production this fiscal year after expanding mines.

Copper prices help Mueller come up big
A reduction in copper prices helped Memphis-based Mueller Industries Inc. increase its net income more than 37 percent in the second quarter.

Alpha Natural Resources: Moving Ahead Despite Challenges
Alpha Natural Resources is among the leading coal companies of the U.S. ANR has exposure to both met and thermal coal markets.

Wabush Mines owner in talks with potential buyer
Mines this winter confirms that it is talking with another company about the potential sale of the iron ore operation.

Profit flat, but revenue up 7 percent at 'overbooked' Werner
A stronger recovery, an "extremely challenging" driver market and rising number of trucking company failures gave Werner Enterprises more freight than it could handle in the second quarter.

Synalloy Reports Double Digit Increases in Adjusted EBITDA for the...
Synalloy Corporation , a growth oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals and fabrication of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, announces that the second quarter of 2014 produced net sales from continuing ... (more)

Australian Stock Market Report -Afternoon July 22, 2014
Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange July 21, 2014.

Norsk Hydro: Second quarter 2014: All-in metal price rise continues, seasonally lower Energy results
Norsk Hydro ASA's underlying earnings before financial items and tax declined to NOK 544 million in the second quarter from NOK 772 million in the first quarter.

Why Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Monster Beverage Corporation, and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
Nearly six in 10 stocks fell on the stock market today, as investors cautiously watched the development of both the Russia-Ukraine conflict and escalating violence on the Gaza Strip.

Ivanhoe Mines Pays Tribute to Director Dr. Rilwanu Lukman
"We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Lukman, who was respected as one of Africa's most accomplished, and internationally recognized and honoured, business leaders," said Ivanhoe's Executive Chairman and founder Robert Friedland.


Plastics Industry News
Kam's Kapsules: Movies Opening July 25, 2014
And So It Goes Romantic comedy revolving around a narcissistic realtor who enlists the help of his carefree next-door neighbor when the 9 year-old granddaughter he never knew existed is suddenly dropped at his doorstep.

Kinze and Raven partner on next generation planter solutions
Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. announced a partnership with Raven Industries to develop a standalone monitor solution for the Kinze 4900 series planter.

Dow Chemical adds more assets to "for sale" list
Dow Chemical Co said it would raise about $1 billion from the sale of corporate assets such as rail cars and that it was reviewing joint ventures, part of a plan to raise as much as $6 billion through asset sales.

Why Dow Chemical (DOW) Stock Is Gaining Today
The company made a quarterly profit of $882 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, 2 cents better than Wall Street expected.

Rolta wins multi-million dollar follow-on award for engineering systems for Sadara, Saudi Arabia
Rolta International Inc., announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Sadara Chemical Company to implement a comprehensive Engineering System at its complex, which will be the world's largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase.

Dow Reports Second Quarter Results
The Company reported earnings of $0.73 per share, or $0.74 per share on an adjusted basis .

Buffett Faces End of $255 Million a Year From Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical Co. shares rallied past $53.72 today for the first time in nine years.

Sealed Air CEO on Charlotte: 'The best combination we could find'
Jerome Peribere, CEO of Sealed Air, speaks to media at a press conference announcing Sealed Air's plan to relocate its headquarters to Charlotte.

Dow Chemical Beats Due to Higher Prices, Lower Costs
Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.

Chung named Cooper's VP-Americas
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has hired Mark Chung, formerly with Yokohama Tire Corp. and Ford Motor Co., to be vice president, strategy and business development for the Americas.

Dow Chemical's Sales Better-Than-Seen
Dow Chemical Co. said its second-quarter sales rose a better-than-expected 2% as the company reported growth in all its operating segments.

Dow Chemical 2Q adj. profit climbs, revenue rises
The specialty chemical company's earnings after preferred stock dividends dropped to $882 million, or 73 cents per share, from $2.34 billion, or $1.87 per share, a year ago.

DuPont Reiterates Its Committment To The Agricultural Market
DUPONT REITERATES ITS COMMITTMENT TO THE AGRICULTURAL MARKET Jul. 23, 2014 reports: DuPont restated its long-term faith in the agriculture market despite acknowledging the threat to prospects from the tumble in crop prices, particularly of corn, a key earner for its seeds business.

Agency joining probe of tires
By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER A second federal agency voted Tuesday to investigate a complaint by unionized Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
The dividend is payable September 1, 2014, to stockholders ... )--First BanCorp , the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, announced today that it expects to report its financial re... )--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has appointed Mark Chung Vice President, Strategy & Business Development for the Americas.

Carlisle's Q2 earnings rebound on strong sales in interconnect tech, construction materials segments
Carlisle Cos. Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $75.2 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, for the second quarter, up from $8.2 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier.

Plastics Can Be Pretty Special, PolyOne CEO Says
There's a simple chart that Bob Patterson points to when he wants to explain the transformation his company has gone through over the past several years.

Dupont E I de Nemours & Co Files (8-K) Disclosing Results of...
DUPONT E I DE NEMOURS & CO FILES Disclosing Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits .

UPDATE 1-DuPont forecast misses expectations as farm sales weigh
Chemicals maker DuPont forecast weaker-than-expected operating earnings for the current quarter after weak agriculture sales constrained both profit and revenue.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
The Dow Chemical Company is set to issue its Q214 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 23rd.

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