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First Nations poised to emerge as leaders in Ring of Fire development
In July, on the day after the Ontario Court handed a victory to Cliffs Natural Resources against KWG Resources regarding a potential road into the Ring of Fire, Cliffs' legal representative flew to Marten Falls, an aboriginal community in the Ring of Fire region to explain the implications of the decision to the chiefs at their annual general ... (more)

Molycorp Is Worth $1.35 Per Share
Molycorp, Inc. announced a net loss of $84 million and cash burn of $80 million for Q2 2014, leaving the company with $157 million of cash on hand.

Precision Castparts Corp. VP Kenneth Buck Unloads 42,500 Shares
Precision Castparts Corp. VP Kenneth Buck sold 42,500 shares of the company's stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th.

Zacks Downgrades Dynamic Materials to Underperform
They currently have a $18.40 target price on the stock. Zacks 's price objective would suggest a potential downside of 6.31% from the company's current price.

Century Aluminum Sets New 1-Year High at $22.71
Century Aluminum shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday , Analyst RN reports.

Cliffs Natural Resources Director Acquires $98,760 in Stock
Cliffs Natural Resources Director Robert P. Fisher, Jr. bought 6,000 shares of Cliffs Natural Resources stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 21st.

need2know: Stocks set to edge higher
Local shares are poised to edge higher at the open, bolstered by Wall Street which advanced on a slew of positive economic data and corporate news.

YieldBoost Mobile Mini From 1.7% To 9% Using Options
Shareholders of Mobile Mini, Inc. looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 1.7% annualized dividend yield can sell the November covered call at the $45 strike and collect the premium based on the 75 cents bid, which annualizes to an additional 7.3% rate of return against the current stock price , for a total of 9% annualized rate in the ... (more)

Berkshire defies short seller by adding to Chicago bridge stake
As Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. plunged 22 percent in the second quarter, Berkshire snapped up additional shares of the engineering-and-construction firm.

Molycorp: Sans Oaktree Financing, Q1 2015 Bankruptcy Likely
For a company whose market capitalization is under $1 billion, Molycorp, Inc. sure has a lot of rabid interest.

Air Lease: A Disciplined Growth Company Even The Auburn Tigers Might Love
Scoping out the aircraft leasing industry and pondering the upcoming college football season, I was struck by how much Air Lease reminded me of the recent rise of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Ex-BHP chair Don Argus calls $16b demerger 'inspired'
Former BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus said the mining giant's controversial decision to spin off a $US15 billion resources company is "a very inspired move" and will create value in a suite of assets overlooked by the market.

Commercial Metals Company VP Unloads 1,100 Shares of Stock
Commercial Metals Company VP Adam B. Batchelor unloaded 1,100 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 15th.

BP, ConocoPhillips and others bid big for Gulf of Mexico drilling
BP PLC , ConocoPhillips , Chevron Corp. , BHP Billiton Ltd. and Venari Resources LLC were the most active bidders in the lease sale that drew high bids for 81 tracts covering 433,823 acres on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf offshore of Texas.

BHP Billiton Limited
BHP Billiton Limited announced a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, August 20th, Analyst RN reports.

Australia shares dip as investors dump BHP on spin-off fears
Australian stocks slipped on Wednesday as investors dumped shares of BHP Billiton after the global miner missed earnings expectations, though an upbeat finish on Wall Street helped temper losses as investors digested a raft of earnings.

Mining giant Glencore makes good on pledge with $1 billion buyback
Diversified mining companies have vowed to control their spending and reward shareholders more after being criticized for years of squandering money on risky projects that resulted in multibillion-dollar writedowns as metals prices started to fall.

Glencore Makes Good on Pledge with $1B Buyback
Commodities group Glencore became the first of the large miners to honor promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback program of up to $1 billion as it reported forecast-beating first-half profit.

'Bought on rumour, sold on fact'
Aus shares continue week's gains. BHP Billiton Limited unveils an annual profit jump and plans to create a new $15B spin off entity.

Australia shares reverse early losses to end higher, BHP slumps
Australian shares reversed early losses on Wednesday to edge higher as investors dumped shares of BHP Billiton after the global miner missed earnings expectations, though an upbeat finish on Wall Street helped boost the market.


Plastics Industry News
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Net sales for the first quarter ended June 30,... )--Porex Corporation, a proven market leader and innovator in porous media solutions for the healthcare markets, will showcase a filter venting solution for the EuroTec... )--The Center for Public Policy Analysis is a Washington, DC-based non-governmental research organization , which focuses on ... (more)

Deswell Industries (DSWL) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05
Deswell Industries declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 22nd, AnalystRatings.NET reports.

Fans to decide if Goodyear Blimp covers UGA's opening game
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is asking fans to decide which game receives Goodyear Blimp aerial coverage during kick-off weekend.

Tyres made from dandelions? Welcome to the future of rubber
From flowers to tyres: A piece of rubber made from dandelion plants is seen at the Fraunhofer Institute in Muenster, Germany.

Dow AgroSciences Expands Iowa Seed Research Site
DOW AGROSCIENCES EXPANDS IOWA SEED RESEARCH SITE Aug. 22, 2014 Source: Dow AgroSciences news release Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company , held a community open house on Aug. 21, to showcase the expansion of the company's Iowa Field Research Station in Davenport.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. Assigned Patent for Conductive...
The patent application was filed on . The full-text of the patent can be found at,808,581.PN.&OS=PN/8,808,581&RS=PN/8,808,581 Written by

Apple Inc. (AAPL), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) And Micron...
A " Tiger Club " member, Discovery Capital Management was founded in 1999 by Rob Citrone , who had previously worked as a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments and Tiger Management.

Investment firm specializing in emerging polymer firms opens in Ohio
A plastics market veteran is working with an investment firm and a research foundation to help commercialize polymer technology in the Buckeye State.

Insider Selling: West Pharmaceutical Services CFO Unloads 38,366 Shares of Stock
West Pharmaceutical Services CFO William J. Federici sold 38,366 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th.

Cargo Rates Trigger Shipper Backlash as U.S. Rails Soar
After CSX Corp. raised rates for shipping specialty gas by 41 percent over three years, Diversified CPC International Inc. had to shutter a production line near Chicago .

Raven Balloons In Demand By Google
Raven Industries reports that sales for the second quarter are up to $94.5 million from $93.4 million the same time last year, due in part to Google's Project Loon, which uses the company's balloons Balloon sales for Google Project Loon were up 175 percent.

AEP Industries Is Ready To Benefit From Any Softness In Resin Prices
The sharp rise in raw material costs has negatively affected the gross margins, but prices are catching up to close the negative spread.

Why Raven Industries (RAVN) Stock Is Falling Today
However, the diversified technology company, which provides a variety of products to customers in the industrial, agriculture, energy, construction and military and aerospace markets, said sales increased to $94.5 million, from $93.4 million for the fiscal 2014 second quarter.

Industrials: Investing Essentials
The industrials sector includes plenty of manufacturing, as at the Dow Chemical facility in Spain.

Texas Supreme Court Establishes That an At-Will Employee Does Not...
The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a much-anticipated opinion regarding fraud claims in the employment at will context.

Move over, Dow Event Center, here comes 'The Dow' in new sponsorship deal
The Saginaw County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 19, signed off on a 10-year extension of the sponsorship agreement between downtown Saginaw's The Dow Event Center and Dow Chemical Co.

Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber
Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.

Firestone Natural Rubber to quit producing latex in Liberia
Firestone Natural Rubber Co., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., will cease producing liquid latex at its Liberian plantation in the fourth quarter of 2014 and concentrate solely on the production of block rubber, the company said.

Landmark Show and Competition taking entries
The Arts of the Albemarle's 27th Annual Landmark Competition and Show is currently taking submissions from area artists.

Flexible film waste-to-oil pilot project continuing in California
A recent decision to discontinue operations at a plastics waste-to-oil site in Portland, Ore., is not impacting a pilot program aimed at hard-to-recycle plastics in California.

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