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Chart Industries Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
According to Zacks, "CHART INDUSTRIES is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment used in the production, storage and end use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. Their products are used throughout the liquid gas supply chain for purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and end use applications, the largest portion of which are energy related.

Eric Lefkofsky -- Returns to Role of Managing Partner at Lightbank
Groupon Chairman and Co-founder Eric Lefkofsky has returned to his position of Managing Partner at Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture capital firm that he launched in 2010 with Lightbank Managing Partner and Co-founder Brad Keywell. While serving as Groupon's CEO in 2014 and 2015, Lefkofsky held the title of Special Advisor to Lightbank.

Brokerages Anticipate L.B. Foster to Post $0.22 Earnings Per Share
L.B. Foster has been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.33 from the three analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company.

L.B. Foster: A Buyback Program Could Generate Tremendous Upside
Precipitous fall in stock to $12.65 per share amid loss of Union Pacific business and poor acquisition strategy over the past year. L.B. Foster has liquidity and cash flow to fund a well-executed buyback.

Brazil dam disaster shows flaws in decrepit mining regulator
With leaking windows, moldy walls and piles of paper where you might expect computers, the office of Brazil's National Department of Mineral Production speaks volumes about the regulation of the country's mining industry. An aerial view of the Rio Doce, which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village BELO HORIZONTE/BRASILIA: With leaking windows, moldy walls and piles of paper where you might expect computers, the office of Brazil's National Department of Mineral Production speaks volumes about the regulation of the country's mining industry.

Protest planned as Cliffs looks to dismantle Wabush Mines
The mayor of Wabush has taken to Facebook to organize a protest, in an effort to keep Cliffs Natural Resources from dismantling its iron ore mine, after the company filed paperwork with the province to do so. "I am fully aware that with Iron Ore Prices [sic] where they are today, it is very unlikely for anyone to want to reopen this mine in this market.

Century Aluminum Short Interest Up 9.1% in November
Shares of Century Aluminum were the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 13th, there was short interest totalling 18,102,068 shares, an increase of 9.1% from the October 30th total of 16,590,379 shares, Analyst Ratings.Net reports.

Rio in Talks For Sales From $1.9 Billion Australian Bauxite Mine
Rio Tinto Group, the world's second-biggest miner, is advancing talks with potential customers in China for its new $1.9 billion bauxite project in Australia that will be built to meet growing demand in the world's most populous nation. The Amrun project, near Weipa in Queensland state, includes a bauxite mine, processing facilities and port, and will have initial production of about 22.8 million metric tons a year, London-based Rio said Friday in a statement.

Give Mount Holly smelter another chance
So far, Santee Cooper and Century Aluminum haven't been able to reach an agreement on an electric power deal that would keep the Mount Holly aluminum plant from closing shop. That would be bad news all around, particularly considering the loss of 600 well-paying jobs.

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. has been assigned an average rating of "Hold" from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Market Beat Ratings reports . One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

Dynamic Materials Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
Shares of Dynamic Materials have earned an average rating of "Hold" from the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm, reports . Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

Climate Warning: Rio Tinto Sees 50-Plus Year Future for Coal
Coal's future in the world's energy mix is secure even as governments adopt stricter policies to tackle climate change, according to the head of coal and copper at Rio Tinto Group, the world's second-biggest mining company. "Even if you take a 50-year perspective, thermal coal will continue to play a very important role in the energy equation," Jean-Sebastien Jacques said Thursday at the Bloomberg Address in Sydney.

Oman completes $4.5b contract talks for plastics complex in Sohar
Musab Al Mahruqi, chief executive officer of Orpic, anticipates signing of the EPC contracts and financing agreements by the end of the year. - Times file picture MUSCAT: State-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company has finalised negotiations with four preferred bidders for $4.5 billion worth of contracts to build a major plastic manufacturing unit called Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Sohar.

Copper Faces at Least Two More Years of Pain, Rio Estimates
The copper market is facing two or three years more of pain, though the good news for the metal, which hit a six-year low this week, is that it will recover faster than other commodities, according to Rio Tinto Group. Copper has tumbled 25 percent this year as China's faltering expansion curbs demand and with the dollar trading near its highest level since at least 2005, making commodities more expensive for buyers in other currencies.

Asian Stocks Rise as Japan Advances on Yen; BHP Billiton Drops
Asian stocks rose as a weaker yen boosted Japanese exporters and health-care shares led the advance. BHP Billiton Ltd. slumped in Sydney.

Mud from Brazil dam burst is toxic, U.N. says
An aerial view of the Rio Doce , which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 23, 2015. A wave is pictured on the sea near the mouth of Rio Doce on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 22, 2015.

New Star Metals to Operate as Materials Sciences Corp.
New Star Metals plans to go to market under the Material Sciences Corp. banner due to its superior brand recognition. New Star acquired MSC in March 2014.


Plastics Industry News
Albemarle Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet
Albemarle traded up 0.40% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $53.11. 312,031 shares of the company's stock traded hands.

Goodyear-Gadsden moving ahead with expansion
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is continuing a $30.1 million expansion of its Gadsden plant, on target for completion next fall.

Trex Company Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
Shares of Trex Company have been assigned an average rating of "Buy" from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, Market reports . Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

Composite Resin Thermoset and Thermoplastic Market 2015 - Global...
This report also includes the leading manufacturers' profiles such Reichhold Inc. , Huntsman Corporation , The Dow Chemical Company , BASF SE - Scott Bader Company Limited - Sumitomo Bakelite Co.,Ltd - The Dow Chemical Company

Global Feed Binders Market 2015-2020 - ADM, FMC, E. I. du Pont de...
Leading players in the feed binders market are Archer Daniels Midland Company , FMC Corporation , E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company , Darling Ingredients Inc. , Roquette Freres - Emsland Starke Gmbh - FMC Corporation - Gelita AG - J. M. Huber Corporation - Roquette Freres

Happy Thanksgiving
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U. S. I have decided to interrupt the series I have been uploading from the 9/11 Memorial in New York and post a photo that is more appropriate for Thanksgiving. Since it is a holiday that involves a lot of food, I am posting a photo from the kitchen of Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, OH.

Analysts Anticipate Myers Industries to Post $0.14 EPS
Myers Industries has been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 from the two brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Dow Expects Enlist Duo To Be Available For The 2016 U.S. Crop Season
DOW EXPECTS ENLIST DUO TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE 2016 U.S. CROP SEASON Nov. 25, 2015 Source: Dow AgroSciences news release Relative to EPA's recently filed motion to vacate the registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, The Dow Chemical Company is confident in the extensive data supporting this new technology and is working quickly with EPA to provide assurances that our product's conditions of registered use will continue to protect the environment, including threatened and endangered plant species.

Chemours Signs Agreement with Dow to Sell its Aniline Facility
The Chemours Company , a global chemical company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aniline facility in Beaumont, Texas to The Dow Chemical Company for approximately $140 million in cash. The transaction close is subject to customary approvals and closing conditions.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces An Investigation of Claims Against Capstone Turbine Corp. And Advises Investors to Contact the Firm )--Khang & Khang LLP announces that it is investigating claims of potential misrepresentations by Capstone Turbine Corp. --A new report released by ASQ -- the first one that's part of its Global State of Quality 2 Research -- provides insight into how organizations can create a culture of in... IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Eros International Plc and Strongly Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm )--Goldberg Law PC announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the USDC for the Southern District of New York against Eros Internation... )--Samson Oil & Gas Limited : As a result of the shareholder votes at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders held on ... (more)

Brokerages Expect West Pharmaceutical Services to Announce $0.47 Earnings Per Share
West Pharmaceutical Services has been given an average broker rating score of 2.00 from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

Raven Industries' 3rd Quarter Sales Down 26%, Reports Operating Loss
RAVEN INDUSTRIES' 3RD QUARTER SALES DOWN 26%, REPORTS OPERATING LOSS Nov. 25, 2015 Source: Raven Industries news release Raven Industries, Inc. today reported financial results for the third quarter that ended October 31, 2015. To read the entire report click here .

Raven Industries Stock Price Down 2.8% on Disappointing Earnings
Shares of Raven Industries were down 2.8% on Tuesday following a weaker than expected earnings announcement, reports. The stock traded as low as $16.62 and last traded at $17.89, with a volume of 181,059 shares trading hands.

People Moves: December 2015
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. named Annette Favorite as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Favorite will serve on the senior executive team, reporting to CEO Eric Green and will oversee the company's global human resources function.

Wed. Nov 25th, 2015
The Seneca County commissioners approved the county's participation in the Blanchard River Stream Enhancement Project Tuesday.

Weekly 52-Week Highs Highlight: Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Dow Chemical, Clorox
Lockheed Martin is a security and aerospace company. The company has a market cap of $69.46 billion, and its shares were traded at around $226.03 with a P/E ratio of 20.11 and a P/S ratio of 1.58.

Bridgestone buys into Slovak dealer A.R.S.
Bridgestone Corp. has expanded its "Bridgetone Partner" commercial dealer network in Slovak Republic by acquiring majority ownership of A.R.S. spol S.r.o., a dealership with eight locations and one retread plant. Bridgestone said A.R.S.'s service locations will operate under the "Bridgestone Partner" umbrella and that A.R.S.'s retread plant will convert to the Bandag process, owned by Bridgestone.

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