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RPT-UPDATE 1-X2 in 'serious' talks for Rio Tinto's coal assets in Australia -FT
Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis' X2 Resources is in "serious" talks to purchase some of Rio Tinto Plc's Australian coal assets, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. The multibillion-dollar deal talks are at an early stage and have generated solid interest from both sides, the FT reported.

Coal War, Part II: What new steelmaking technology means for Walter Energy and met coal in Alabama
Editor's Note: This is the second installment of the BBJ's five-part online series investigating the state of Alabama's coal industry and its future. When steel emerged in the mid-19th century, coal went from powering locomotives to being the foundation of the very rails they traveled on.

Environmental disaster seemingly averted as Lac Des Iles tests show situation now under control
A potential catastrophe downstream from Lac Des Iles Mine has been averted, says a Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change official. New water quality tests show no damage to the aquatic environment after a tailings pond sinkhole caved in on June 4. Afraid the resulting flow would cause failure of another dam, the Ministry of the Environment allowed the mine to discharge tailings into the watershed.

BHP Billiton shifts responsibility for potash unit
BHP Billiton Ltd. said it was shifting responsibility for its potash unit to group project-management executive Dean Dalla Valle. On Tuesday, the mining company named Mr. Dalla Valle as chief commercial officer and said he, rather than petroleum president Tim Cutt, would now oversee BHP's potash interests.

Former Peace Corps director takes on new role at RTI itnernational
Aaron Williams, who left RTI International in 2009 to become director of the U.S. peace Corps then returned in 2012 as head of international development, is taking on a new role. "Never before has government affairs and corporate communications been as integral to achieving RTI's mission as it is right now," said Wayne Holden, RTI's CEO, in a statement.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) & Other Coal Stocks Gain Ground Amid ...
As Dow Jones and S&P 500 Indices plunged on Monday amid concerns over Greece, a group of companies has enjoyed strong gains. The Dow Jones Coal Index inched up by more than 0.1% in Intraday trading, as the Supreme Court ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the rules that restrict the emissions of mercury and other air pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

Hickton says future at RTI uncertain following transition period
Dawne Hickton says she's not quite sure what the future holds for her following Alcoa Inc.'s upcoming acquisition of RTI International Metals Inc. In a letter sent to RTI employees last week, Hickton, vice chair, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh-based company, said she will remain as an advisor to Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld and Executive Vice ... (more)

4 Steel Products Stocks to Buy
Steel products companies use steel as a major input, so they benefit from low steel prices. Steel products are used in construction and manufacturing, which are on an upswing as a result of the growing economy.

Molycorp runs into bankruptcy stumbling block
Greenwood Village-based rare earths miner Molycorp. Inc., which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday , ran into a bankruptcy court stumbling court on Friday.

How a Bet on Rare Earths Flopped as Scarcity Was a Mirage
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. In late 2010, two questions were on the minds of many commodities investors: What are rare earths? And where could they buy some? The group of 17 obscure, difficult-to-pronounce minerals, used in hot-ticket items like smart phones, electric cars and wind turbines, were beginning to post the kind of price gains not seen even in the traditionally volatile energy and metals markets.

Molycorp: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Finally Arrives
The restructuring plan calls for $1.7 billion in debt to be restructured and $225 million of additional debtor-in-possession financing. Investors should avoid the stock until the company returns from bankruptcy and can prove it can remain a going concern.

2nd firm wants to manage landfill, recycling
On June 17, County Administrator June Fisher received a letter of interest from Waste Management, a Houston company that serves more than 21 million U.S. and Canadian customers. “It is our understanding that Highlands County is seeking solutions to its solid waste management operations, and Waste Management would welcome the opportunity to participate in the process,” Jeff Sabin, community affairs director, wrote to Fisher.

Cliffs Natural Resources: New Lows Ahead?
Iron ore prices have been steady this month. At the same time, shares of Cliffs Natural Resources found themselves under pressure and are trading close to multi-year lows.

Cliffs Natural Resources Is A Sell Despite Debt And Cost Reduction Moves
Cliffs Natural Resources is reeling under the pressure of weak iron ore prices, which have fallen considerably on account of tepid demand from domestic as well as international markets such as China. Due to weakness in the end market, Cliffs has been forced to reduce costs.

Ivanhoe Mines' Share Price Declines As Congolese Government Tries To Obstruct The Kamoa Deal
Shares of Ivanhoe Mines declined by 25% since the beginning of June, because Congolese government tries to obstruct the Kamoa deal. On May 26, Ivanhoe Mines announced that Zijin Mining , one of the biggest Chinese mining companies, will acquire 47% of its Kamoa copper project for $412 million.

Sprott US Media Announces the 2015 Sprott-Stansberry Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium
Sprott US Media is pleased to announce its partnership with Stansberry Research in co-hosting the 2nd Annual Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium, to be held at the landmark Fairmont Hotel in the heart of downtown Vancouver, July 28th-31st, 2015. Interview opportunities will be available with the world's leading specialists in gold and natural resources - including top CEOs, resource portfolio managers, mining and exploration experts, and other executives from some of the most successful resource companies in the world.

Waste Management Transitions In 2015
By 2020, Waste Management will save 350 million gallons of fuel, 3.5 metric tons of carbon-monoxide emissions, and $1 billion in operating costs by converting its fleet to natural gas. Dividend investors appreciate the resiliency of Waste Management's payout as the firm hauls in more free cash flow and cuts costs.


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NEWS Pacur and partners unveil a medical packaging alternative
Wisconsin-based sheet extruder Pacur LLC, alongside partners Eastman Chemical Co.

Dupont Desires Continued Trian Relationship, Despite Rejecting Seats On The Board
Billionaire Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, L.P. lost its long-standing fight to join E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co 's board earlier this year when shareholders voted against it. Ellen Kullman, Dupont CEO, was on CNBC recently to discuss the company's relationship with Trian and whether Dupont will continue to engage with the hedge fund.

Dow Chemical: A Supply Chain Under Constant Change
Noelle Walsh, corporate vice president of supply chain with The Dow Chemical Company, outlines the chemical industry giant's efforts in becoming more customer-focused, while synchronizing its supply chain upstream to suppliers, and downstream to customers.

Dow Chemical disputes report calling 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly carcinogenic'
An arm of the World Health Organization has listed a widely-used herbicide made by The Dow Chemical Co. and other companies among "possible" human carcinogens.

Dow Scientists Receive Prestigious "Heroes of Chemistry" Award
Scientists from The Dow Chemical Company who led the development of INSITE catalyst, a revolutionary technology that made possible highly-tailored materials bridging the properties of plastic and rubber, today were named among the 2015 "Heroes of Chemistry," a prestigious award given by the American Chemical Society . "Innovation is a key driver of Dow's growth strategy," said A.N. Sreeram, Ph.D., Dow corporate vice president of research and development.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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NEWS Plastics Plus turns 25, continues growth in compounding, distribution
In April, the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based firm added nylon resins and compounds from Radici Group to its distribution lineup. That move came less than a year after Plastics Plus added compounds from Citadel Plastics, which is now owned by A. Schulman Inc. Roger Ziemba launched the firm in 1990, shortly after ending a 10-year career with General Electric Co.

Yokohama hires Kenny for tech service post
Mr. Kenny most recently worked for Hankook Tire Corp., where he was vice president of R&D. He previously worked for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Best And Worst: Small Cap Value ETFs, Mutual Funds And Key Holdings
VBR is our top rated Small Cap Value ETF and SPSCX is our top rated Small Cap Value mutual fund. The Small Cap Value style ranks 11th out of the 12 fund styles as detailed in our 2Q15 Style Rankings report .

Dow Commends Passage Of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
DOW COMMENDS PASSAGE OF TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY LEGISLATION Jun. 29, 2015 Source: Dow news release The Dow Chemical Company welcomes the passage of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. This bipartisan and modernized Trade Promotion Authority legislation is an important next step in strengthening the U.S. economy and serves as a necessary element to drive America's leadership of the global rules-based trading system.

Sadara Joint Venture Now 94 Percent Complete - On Track For First...
Sadara Chemical Company is progressing on-budget and on-schedule in alignment with Dow's strategy to enable cost-advantaged growth in fast-growing regions such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe. Sadara is a joint venture developed by The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Arabian Oil Company .

The New #17 Most Shorted Dow Component: DuPont
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DuPont Spin-off Chemours Is Ready To Launch
Chemours, DuPont 's spun-off performance chemicals business and a leader in titanium dioxide and fluorochemicals, officially launches as a separate, publicly traded company on July 1. Analysts contend the firm's early days will be bumpy but say Chemours is fit, as intended, to generate cash and growing returns for shareholders. DuPont shareholders will receive one share of Chemours for every five DuPont shares.

Carlisle Companies Is Overvalued Right Now
The thesis here is that CSL is a quality company but that shares are fully or overvalued right now. This article will explore fundamental metrics of CSL, describe a valuation calculation, define reasons why I believe the shares to be fully or overvalued at current levels, and offer a suggested future entry point.

Dow Chemical celebrates same-sex marriage ruling
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled bans on same sex marriage were unconstitutional, one of the world's largest polyethylene makers celebrated the ruling. "A society that strives to foster inclusion, celebrate differences, and respect and welcome everyone enables its citizens and families to thrive, businesses to prosper and economies to grow," said Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer of Dow Chemical Co., in a statement.

Tredegar Corporation Announces Change in Leadership
Taylor also resigned her position on the board of directors. "For the past 23 years, Nancy has provided invaluable leadership in a wide variety of positions at Tredegar," said William M. Gottwald, chairman of the board, Tredegar Corporation.

Celanese Awarded Association of International Chemical Manufacturers Chairman Award
AICM recently presented this and other awards to recognize outstanding Responsible Care practice, performance and sustainable industry growth promotion to select member companies at the Responsible Care Award Ceremony in Beijing, China. Celanese earned this recognition with its significant and consistent contribution to the AICM's work to promote continuous improvement for the environment, health and safety, and driving social Responsible Care and stewardship in the chemical industry.

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