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Minerals Technologies' (MTX) CEO Joe Muscari on Q1 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Minerals Technologies First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode.

Iron Ore Rallies Into Bull Market After BHP Billiton's Shift
Iron ore advanced into a bull market after BHP Billiton Ltd. curbed expansion plans and supplies from higher-cost mines dropped, easing concern global output will outpace demand and feed a global glut. Miners' shares jumped.

Valmont Announces First Quarter 2015 Results and a Restructuring Plan
OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Valmont Industries, Inc. , a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, reported first quarter sales of $670.4 million compared with $751.7 million for the same period of 2014. First quarter 2015 operating income was $57.7 million versus $98.8 million in 2014.

China Export Tax Decision to Boost Rare Earth Demand, Lynas Says
China's decision to scrap export quotas and taxes on rare earth elements may boost stalled demand for the products, according to Lynas Corp. Users have been drawing down on stockpiles while awaiting clarity over China's policy on the export of the elements, Amanda Lacaze, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia-based Lynas, said in an interview. Rare earths are used in everything from cruise missiles to iPads.

AIG to Get $72 Million as Udvar-Hazy's Air Lease Settles Lawsuit
American International Group Inc. is due to receive $72 million in payments under a settlement of the lawsuit against Air Lease Corp., the jet lessor founded by Steven Udvar-Hazy. Air Lease will make two equal payments, the first by June 30 and the second by Sept.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
MSD annuncia i risultati dello studio di fase 2/3 del trattamento sperimentale dell'epatite C cronica a base di grazoprevir ed elbasvir nei pazienti con insufficienza renale cronica avanzata )--MSD, che opera con il nome di Merck negli Stati Uniti e in Canada, ha oggi annunciato la prima presentazione dei dati di C-SURFER, lo studio clinico di fase 2/3 ... MSD kondigt onderzoeksresultaten aan van fase 2/3-studie van de behandeling van chronische hepatitis C met Grazoprevir/Elbasvir in patinten met chronische nierziekte )--MSD, bekend als Merck in de Verenigde Staten en Canada, kondigde vandaag de publicatie aan van de eerste gegevens van C-SURFER, het klinische fase 2/3-onderzoek d... )--NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal will team up on Saturday, April 25 to make change happen at projects across the country as pa... )--Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation will hold a conference call on Wednesday, ... (more)

Kaiser Aluminum Announces Preliminary First Quarter 2015 Financial Information
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation today announced that, as a result of the definitive expiration of its obligation to make annual variable contributions to the union voluntary employees' beneficiary association for any period after September 2017, it has removed from the Company's consolidated balance sheet the Union VEBA's plan assets and liabilities, and related deferred tax liabilities and accumulated other comprehensive income amounts. Additionally, the Company has recorded a liability of $45 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 to reflect the estimated remaining annual variable contributions that could be made to the Union VEBA through September 2017.

Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $20.19 oz., $649.11 kg.
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Bullish Traders Are Turning To Rare Earth Metals
This past week many momentum traders have turned their attention to a niche corner of the commodity markets - rare earth metals. Companies that explore and or process rare metals are of specific interest to traders because of strong moves in a couple of the sector's key players.

Synacor Selected by MTS to Provide Email Solution
Synacor Inc . , the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, announced today that MTS , Manitoba's leading telecommunications provider, has selected Synacor's Cloud Email Platform to support the MTS Mail email service.

Australia's Newcastle coal port to reopen as storm passes-port
Australia's Newcastle port, the world's biggest marine coal export terminal, will reopen later on Thursday after shutting down earlier this week due to a heavy storm, according to the port. Australia's biggest coal companies, including BHP Billiton Ltd , Glencore Plc, Rio Tinto , Peabody Energy Corp and China's Yancoal Australia Ltd rely on the port.

Ecopetrol Announces that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands Has...
The Dutch Supreme Court dismissed, without any explanation, Llanos Oil Exploration Ltd.'s cassation appeal against the Court of Appeal and District Court of decisions, in which they declared that there was no jurisdiction to render judgment on the termination of the Guatapuri association contract occurred on and is an integrated oil and gas company; it is among the top 40 oil companies in the world and among the top four oil companies in , most of the pipeline and multi-product pipeline network in the country, and is significantly increasing its participation in bio-fuels.

It's your business: Brookgate Barber Shop, Brook Park
Brook Park's Brookgate Barber Shop is celebrating two golden anniversaries, one for the shop and one for the couple running it. Name of Business: Brookgate Barber Shop Address: 5853 Smith Road, Brook Park, Ohio 44256 Phone: 216 676-4126 Web address: Owners: Don and Holly Rutti Type of business: Barber shop Number of employees: 4 Years in business: 50 How we got the idea for our business: Don started cutting hair while in high school then went to barber school after graduation.

Wednesday's ETF with Unusual Volume: PICK
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Synacor Prevails in Stockholder Vote
Synacor Inc . , the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, today announced the certified results of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on April 20, 2015.

Advisory: Minerals Technologies Inc. to Host an Analyst Day on June 30
NEW YORK, April 22, 2015-Minerals Technologies Inc. will host an Analyst Day meeting at the New York Stock Exchange on June 30, 2015 with members of the investment community to articulate MTI's strategy and long-term goals. Presentations by Mineral Technologies' executive management team, including a keynote address by Chairman and Chief Executive Office Joseph C. Muscari, will provide an overview of the company's financial objectives and vision for the future.

Company news: National Tractor Trailer School announces new graduates
Rene Flores , of Hastings, works for Werner Enterprises; Zachary Lawson , of Syracuse, works for H.O. Wolding; David Landers-Rellos , of Brewerton, works for Werner Enterprises; Stephen Canery , of Syracuse, works for P.A.M. Transport; Christopher Trew , of Oswego, works for H.O. Wolding.


Plastics Industry News
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Reinventing messaging for the 21st century, Weaver suggests expressions, emotions, body languag... )--Apple Watch permite a los usuarios pedir autos con la aplicacion Uber, registrarse en vuelos, hacer reservas para cenar y ahora, por primera vez, abrir la pu... )--Com o Apple Watch, voce pode chamar um Uber, conferir o status de seu voo, fazer uma reserva para o jantar e, agora, pela primeira vez, abrir a porta de seu ...

Valfilm hosts open house at former Dow plant
Local and state government officials and the public attended a ceremony and open house Friday for Valfilm, the new owner of the former Dow Chemical Co.

UPDATE 1-Goodyear to spend $550 million on new tire plant in Mexico
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co will invest $550 million to build a new plant in Mexico, the company and the country's economy minister said on Friday. The Goodyear tire plant will be located in the central state of San Luis Potosi, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said at an event in Mexico City, confirming an earlier Reuters report.

Firms Beat Dollar, Price Pressures
A handful of early-reporting chemical firms show that the industry held up well in the first quarter in the face of an unusually strong dollar and a sharp drop in oil and gas prices; both factors put serious downward pressure on how much they could charge for their products. Dow Chemical , DuPont , Celanese , and Cytec Industries all beat analysts' earnings expectations for the quarter, while W.R. Grace met predictions.

First of 40,000 daffodils sprout along sides of US-10 near Bay City
The drive down US-10 into Bay City is looking a little brighter each morning and, for the next few weeks, it's only going to get better. About 40,000 daffodil bulbs planted last fall as part of a Bay Area Chamber of Commerce beautification project are beginning to bloom along US-10, just west of Euclid Avenue, bringing a spray of yellow to the green embankments along the edge of the freeway.

Dow Reports First Quarter Results
Dow reported earnings per share of $1.18 or operating earnings of $0.84 per share. This compares with earnings of $0.79 per share on both a reported and an operating basis in the year-ago period.

DuPont Directors Endorsed Over Trian by Adviser Proxy Mosaic
In the first of four expected opinions from advisory firms to institutional investors, Proxy Mosaic recommended shareholders support the Wilmington, Delaware-based company's incumbent directors. "DuPont's board is one of the few areas of the company that isn't broken, and it is unclear how the rest of the dissident's underwhelming candidates will add any value," the New York-based advisory firm said in a report Thursday.

Nasdaq cruising above record close
Nasdaq cruising above record close Exerting pull on the blue chips are Dow components Caterpillar and 3M. Check out this story on For Thursday, April 23rd, we outline the notable earnings and key economic data to watch.

Dow Chemical Profit Beats in Shift to High-Margin Products
Dow Chemical Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as its focus on high-margin businesses that cater to packaging and electronics industries helped balance the impact of a strong dollar. "Our ability to show earnings growth in this environment is the portfolio rebalancing that we have done over the last many years," Chief Executive Andrew Liveris told Reuters.

4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks
The agricultural chemicals industry hasn't been performing exceptionally well over the past year. This especially applies to the larger companies that have been hit by U.S. dollar appreciation .

Dow Profit Beats Estimates After Oil's Drop Boosts Plastics
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Dow Chemical Co., which added four new directors this year under pressure from activist investor Third Point LLC, posted first-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates as lower raw-material costs widened plastics margins.

Dow Agro's quarterly results hurt by strong dollar, weaker demand
The strong U.S. dollar and declines in planted acreage sent Dow AgroSciences LLC's first-quarter sales and profits down sharply.

Cepek launches DC Wheel line
Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels has launched the DC Wheel line with three designs - the DC Blackout, DC Matrix and DC Terrain. The DC Blackout, offered in 21 popular 15- to 20-inch sizes, features a tailored, center-grooved, six-spoke design that extends to the rim.

Dow Chemical (DOW) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
Dow Chemical issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.08, AnalystRatings.Net reports.

12 corporate disasters you can profit from
Investors are brazenly running straight into danger this earnings season. The hope? Things aren't actually as bad as most investors expect.

Dow Chemical's earnings rise 41%
Dow Chemical Co. said its first-quarter earnings rose 41% on asset-sales gains and volume growth despite revenue getting hit by lower selling prices, crude oil prices and negative currency impacts.

Nemours Children's Health System expanding in South Jersey
Nemours Children's Health System, best known for the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, is increasing the competition for pediatric care in the Philadelphia region. Nemours, which is backed by the $5 billion Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust, will break ground Friday for a $45 million specialty clinic in Deptford, claiming a location where rival Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has not yet planted a flag.

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