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Markets Live: FMG soars on sugar hit
Miners surge in early trade as investors bet on further action from Chinese authorities to support the country's economy, with Fortescue up 10 per cent alone. Iron ore miners are running hard in early trade on hopes Chinese authorities will act further to shore up the country's slowing economy, with Fortescue surging 10 per cent on much larger than average volumes.

Petrobras Default Probabilities Drop 0.14% But The Firm Still Tops Bond Volume Rankings
Petrobras one-year default probabilities dropped 0.14% to 1.55% Wednesday, but the firm still was the most actively traded issuer in the U.S. market with $323 million in trading volume. Five of the 20 most heavily traded bond issues were Petrobras bonds, led by $94 million in the bonds due in 2021.

Duluth Metals signs definitive acquisition agreement with Antofagasta plc
The Acquisition Agreement contains customary deal support provisions, including non-solicitation, superior proposal and right-to-match provisions in favor of , 2014. The Transaction is subject to a 66a...'% shareholder approval condition, majority of minority approval and court approval.

Molycorp: After Q3 Cash Burn Of $48MM, Is S&P Upgrade Imminent?
With cash on hand of $313 million, it appears to have enough liquidity to sustain itself for the next 12 months. For Q3 Molycorp, Inc beat revenue expectations but missed on earnings.

North American Papermaker Signs Commercial Agreement to Deploy...
NEW YORK, November 21, 2014-Minerals Technologies Inc., announced today that it has signed a commercial agreement with a North American paper company to provide FulFill E-325 High Filler Technology. This agreement, which will deploy the technology at a paper mill that produces woodfree paper, is Minerals Technologies' sixth in North America.

Friday Sector Leaders: Non-Precious Metals & Non-Metallic Mining, Oil ...
In trading on Friday, non-precious metals & non-metallic mining shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 3%. Leading the group were shares of Cliffs Natural Resources , up about 7.4% and shares of Taseko Mines up about 7.3% on the day.

Lac des Iles realigning following summer fatality
North American Palladium is trying to get back on track after a bleak year that included a fatality and near-bankruptcy for the company. Late in the afternoon of July 10, Jim Gallagher answered the phone call that no mining executive ever wants to receive.

BHP Billiton Shareholders to Vote on Demerger in May 2015
BHP Billiton Limited is proposing to spin off its aluminium, coal, manganese and silver assets into a separate company. Stakeholders will vote on the proposed demerger in May 2015.

Wallbridge Pays Down Additional Debt
In accordance with the terms of the LOC amending agreement entered into by the parties on the date hereof , Wallbridge prepaid principal balance together with interest accrued thereon must be prepaid immediately after Wallbridge sells its Duluth Metals Limited shares to Antofagasta Investment Company Limited , an affiliate thereof or a third party in connection with the proposed acquisition of Duluth . If the second prepayment is not made to Callinan as contemplated by the terms of the LOC Amending Agreement due to the proposed Duluth acquisition not closing prior to the end of the term of the LOC, the interest on the LOC Obligations will revert to its original prorated calculation.

Asia-Pacific's Richest Woman Buys Iron as BHP Says Era Ends
Gina Rinehart , the Asia-Pacific's richest woman, is set to start exports in September from her new A$10 billion iron ore mine undeterred by prices trading near five-year lows and forecast to extend losses. "We don't like the ore price going down, but we're in the lower quartile" of production costs, Rinehart, chairman of Hancock Prospecting Pty, said yesterday in an interview at the Roy Hill mine in Australia's iron-rich Pilbara region.

Activist Hedge Fund's Plan For Cliffs Natural Resources Destined For The Scrap Heap
I'm a staff writer on Forbes' investing team, where I cover banks, asset managers and corporate mergers. I'm on the lookout for the next big thing being pitched on Wall Street and I like to tell the good, the bad and the ugly stories of deal making that investors missed.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock Downgraded Today at Deutsche Bank
The international mining and natural resources company is expected to post "reduced volumes and lower EBITDA ," analysts said. "Cliffs determined that the potential to reach an agreement with prospective equity partners will not be possible by YE14 for its BL operations.

Arch Coal: The Bankruptcy Risk
During the third quarter earnings call, Arch Coal stated that it expected that 2015 cash outflow would be similar to 2014 cash outflow. In the comments section of my article on Walter Energy , I was asked whether Arch Coal had a "much lower" or a "slightly lower" chance of bankruptcy compared to Walter Energy.

Miner ETFs Tanking With Cliffs Natural Resources; Rally Pauses in Gold Miners
Exchange-traded funds full of heavy-metals miners are sinking today after Cliffs Natural Resources said it might need to bite the bullet and close down a key project . The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF drops 3.4% as Cliffs drops 14%.

Samakis's new road to redeveloping a major property in Lawrenceville
Owner Alex Simakas is beginning a plan to demolish most if not all of this 120,000 square foot industrial building in order to pursue a new development plan on a five-acre site. Alex Samakis is closing in on a redevelopment plan for his five-acre industrial property near the riverfront in Lawrenceville.

Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $18.886 oz., $607.18 kg.
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Federal minister says Ring of Fire 'front-end' infrastructure work going ahead
Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford says he remains bullish on the Ring of Fire mineral development in northwestern Ontario despite tough market conditions. A slowing demand for steel and a glut of chromite used in its production is the latest trouble for long-promised development, which government ministers have likened to Alberta's oil sands in terms of economic potential.


Plastics Industry News
ICL Industrial Products Successfully Completes the Chemical Process...
ICL Industrial Products , a segment of ICL , today announced that it has successfully completed the chemical process start-up of a new manufacturing facility in for the production of FR-122P, ICL IP's new polymeric flame retardant. Samples from the full-scale production process have been dried at ICL IP's pilot plant, found to meet required specifications of the product, and are currently being sent to customers for their evaluation.

Limited Remaining Upside For Shares Of Dow Chemical
Thanks to Dan Loeb's recent campaign for significant changes at Dow Chemical, this company has been all over the financial news this year. This week Dow announced a dividend increase, expanded share buyback and the appointment of four new directors to satisfy Mr. Loeb.

DealBook: When activist investors aim at strong companies, America loses
Harvard Business School's Bill George is troubled by the trend of activist investors shifting their wrath to some of America's best companies , which he says may net nice profits in the short term but places the competitiveness of America's great global companies at risk. An example is Amgen , whose stock has gained 185% in the past five years, but Dan Loeb still wants to split the company; George says this would destroy a productive innovator by taking away the cash it needs to develop new drugs and fuel growth.

Consumer Discretionary Sector Equities Technical Study - Ford Motor,...
Consumer Discretionary Sector Equities Technical Study - Ford Motor, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Cooper Tire and Rubber, LKQ Corp., and Genuine Parts - ABC 12 - WJRT - Flint, MI Consumer Discretionary Sector Equities Technical Study - Ford Motor, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Cooper Tire and Rubber, LKQ Corp., and Genuine Parts Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Ford Motor Company , The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company , Cooper Tire and Rubber Company , LKQ Corporation , and Genuine Parts Company .

On The Record: Amazone, New Holland Claim World Records
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Carlisle Companies Reaches New 12-Month High at $91.89
Carlisle Companies shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday , Analyst Ratings Net reports. The company traded as high as $91.89 and last traded at $90.79, with a volume of 127,835 shares.

Dow Chemical Pact With Third Point Avoids Proxy Fight
Dow Chemical Co. , the largest U.S. chemical maker, avoided a proxy fight with activist investor Third Point LLC after agreeing to add four new independent directors.

Dow reaches agreement with Third Point
Dow Chemical Co. has reached an agreement with the investment firm that has been trying to force the company to sell off some assets.

Share Buyback Programs Are Big News For Dividend Investors
Share buybacks. At first glance it's just a headline we read or a financial statement disclosure or event that a company/entity goes through.

Canadian Energy(TM) Installs Ontario's First Dow Powerhouse(TM) Solar Shingle Roof
Renewable energy solutions provider, Canadian Energy, does it again. This time, installing the first DOW POWERHOUSEATM Solar Shingle System in Oakville, Ontario.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
He replaces Christopher D. Holmes who will ret... )--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced that Tom Lause, Treasurer, is scheduled to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Leveraged F... )--Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, today announced that Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge has selected the Accela Recreat... )--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase th... )--Leading Reseller of 3D Printers Begins Shipping "Best-in-Class" 3D Printer for Homes and Small Business Users, Offers $100 Off Through December 25 )--The CareCredit Caring Communities program helps more people access care and supports charitable organizations in making a greater impact on the communities they... )--The Hybrid Shop , a growing ... (more)

College Football Fans - Goodyear is Looking to You to Control the Blimp
Goodyear is offering fans across the country the chance to take the controls on the legendary Goodyear Blimp, an airship synonymous with the world's largest sporting events, to decide which college football match-up will receive aerial coverage and be deemed "Blimpworthy." Starting today, with an official announcement during ESPN's SportsNation broadcast, fans will have the opportunity to vote to send the Goodyear Blimp to one of these exciting match-ups on "The Blimpworthy program gives fans the chance to directly interact with Goodyear and the Blimp in a unique way," said , Goodyear's General Manager - Brand/Sponsorships.

Raven Industries' (RAVN) CEO Daniel Rykhus on Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Raven Industries' Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.

Will Raven Industries' New Plan Restart Its Stalled Growth?
Yet even though the company has prospered over the long run with this mix of businesses, Raven Industries has seen its stock drop precipitously in 2014. Coming into Thursday morning's fiscal third-quarter report, Raven shareholders wanted assurances that any weakness in revenue and earnings would be temporary.

Dow Chemical among the most LGBT-inclusive employers, foundation says
The foundation's 2015 Corporate Equality Index ranks Midland's Dow among nine Michigan companies that received ratings of 100 percent, designating them the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." The index is a national bench-marking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees, a Dow news release states.

The Dow Chemical Company Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest
The Dow Chemical Company was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 17,650,019 shares, a decrease of 29.4% from the October 15th total of 24,993,340 shares, Analyst RN reports.

In brief: Dow Chemical boosts dividend; senior management changes at Chemical Financial Corp.
The Dow Chemical Co. Board of Directors has declared a 14 percent increase in the company's dividend, from 37 cents per share to 42 cents per share in the fourth quarter.

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