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Large explosion at aluminum plant in southeast Missouri
The explosion and fire around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday sent a large plume of smoke above the Noranda Aluminum plant near the town of Marston in New Madrid County, about 140 miles south of St. Louis. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.

Synacor Gains EBITDA Momentum -- Revenue on Track, Adjusted EBITDA...
Synacor Gains EBITDA Momentum -- Revenue on Track, Adjusted EBITDA Exceeds Guidance, Advertising Revenue Surges, Raises Guidance on Fiscal 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Adjusted EBITDA of $1.5 million in Q2 2015 up from a loss of $1.2 million in Q2 2014 BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2015 -- Synacor Inc. , the trusted multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. "We continue to make solid progress across all areas of our strategic plan," said Synacor CEO Himesh Bhise.

Explosion at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid
Live video from Heartland News is available on your computer, tablet and smartphone during all local newscasts. When Heartland News is not airing a live newscast, you will see a replay of the most recent newscast, which is joined in progress as the show plays back.

L.B. Foster sees sales, profit drop in second quarter
L.B. Foster Co. reported second-quarter net income and sales were down year-over-year, most notably in its rail segment, which is coping with "fewer projects in the transit market and pockets of weakness in freight rail," company president and CEO Robert P. Bauer said in an earnings release this morning.

Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin Mining Group Extend Completion Date for...
The closing date now will be the 15th business day following the satisfaction or waiver of all conditions precedent to the transaction. This supplants the original target date of on or about July 31. The May 26 share acquisition agreement provides for Zijin to acquire, through a subsidiary company, a 49.5% interest in Kamoa Holding Limited for an aggregate consideration of US$412 million, subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions precedent to the transaction.

U.K. Stocks Reverse Drop as Miner Gains Offset Banks' Retreat
BHP Billiton Ltd. and Rio Tinto Group, the world's biggest miners, rose at least 1.2 percent as copper climbed. Smiths Group Plc jumped 6.3 percent after people familiar with the matter said ValueAct Capital Management bought a stake in it.

Pa. DEP fines Bucks landfill owner
Pennsylvania has fined Waste Management Inc. $500,000 for failing to contain odors or quickly treat waste water at its aging lower Bucks County landfills. Specifically, the state's Department of Environmental Protection said the Tullytown dump committed odor nuisance violations that spawned numerous complaints from residents across the nearby Delaware River in Florence, N.J. The DEP also said the company took too long to treat water - rain or otherwise - that flows through the Tullytown site as well as two other dumps it owns in neighboring Falls Township.

Geoffery Merszei To Join Origin Agritech Limited's Board Of Directors
Geoffery brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate governance and finance. He served on Dow's Board from 2005 to 2009 and was its Lead Director on the Board of Dow Corning Corporation.

Houston department considering trash and recycling surcharge
The director of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department has reportedly floated the notion of a monthly trash and recycling service charge to help fund additional recycling collection efforts. An online report from KPRC Channel 2 in Houston quotes City of Houston Solid Waste Director Harry Hayes as saying Houston is "the only big Texas city that doesn't have a fee like this" to fund services.

Chart Industries: Still More Than An Energy Play
In the last few weeks, oil has broken through that floor and is now trading below $50 - 24% below where it was in late April. GTLS stock had been moving lower since then, but the rate of descent has accelerated recently on the back on the renewed fall-off in oil.

Cliffs Natural Resources: More Thoughts On The Company's Recent Results
The dust has settled after Cliffs Natural Resources published its second-quarter earnings , and it looks like the report was unable to push the company's stock higher. There's little surprise in this, because the report was a mixed one.

Keep An Eye On Mario Gabelli's Latest Small-Cap Moves
Mario Gabelli's GAMCO Investors is one of the largest hedge funds in the world. With an equity portfolio worth more than $19 billion, the firm has managed to beat the S&P 500 for almost three decades now.

It's not just Walter Energy: Alpha Natural Resources reportedly prepping for bankruptcy
Coal is washed and processed at a plant outside of Walter Energy's Blue Creek No. 5 mine near Brookwood, Alabama on Thursday December 6, 2012.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces Tender Offer for its 3.95% Senior Notes due 2018
Holders of the Notes are urged to carefully read the Tender Offer Materials before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer. Excludes accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Settlement Date, which will be paid in addition to the Tender Offer Consideration or Total Consideration, as applicable.

Synacor to Present at the Annual Needham Interconnect Conference
Synacor, Inc. , the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, and device manufacturers, today announced that Himesh Bhise, Chief Executive Officer and Bill Stuart, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Annual Needham Interconnect Conference, to be held at The Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York, New York on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:10 PM ET.

Layoffs at Walter Energy in Brookwood
Walter Energy laid off approximately 180 people Friday at Mine #7 in Brookwood. Fourteen people were laid off at the central shop.

Waste Management dumps Voya for BofA Merrill Lynch as record keeper
Waste Management Inc., Houston, hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch as record keeper of its newly merged 401 plan, said Gordon Blasius, vice president, compensation and benefits.


Plastics Industry News
NEWS Rising Stars: Dan Chase
Career highlights: NP Medical , engineering intern, 2003-06; Radius Product Development , quality intern, 2006-10; SpineFrontier Inc. , quality engineer, 2010; SMC Ltd., quality engineer, 2010-12; Haemonetics, senior supplier quality engineer, 2012-15. Chase: Growing up in Clinton, on my way home from school, I used to walk down the street to Nypro to watch the machines run through the windows.

European CEOs shrug off Greece, see recovery gaining pace
Businesses in Europe said a weak euro, cheaper oil and the European Central Bank's easy money policies drove a continued improvement in profitability in the second quarter, encouraging some companies to invest and hire more. Chief Executives of some of the biggest U.S. and European companies told investors in recent weeks the region was experiencing a sustained recovery, helped by a turnaround in southern Europe, which had been a drag for years.

Haldex appoints Senior Vice President North American Sales
Haldex appoints John Ducharme to the role of SVP North American Sales, joining Haldex by end of August. John Ducharme has extensive international leadership experience from the automotive and manufacturing industry.

Biotech giant CSL leads Aust market higher
At 1023 AEST, CSL shares were worth $100.25, up $1.42 or 1.44 per cent, after Monday's news the company had completed its $US275 million acquisition of Novartis' influenza business. "It's a great performance and well-deserved, and I think its report is going to be very good as it benefits from the strength of the US dollar," he said.

Trends in Drug-Delivery Devices
Seeking to extend patents and get a leg up on the competition, drug companies are increasingly encroaching on device makers' turf. It used to be that pharmaceutical companies only got together with manufacturers of drug-delivery devices toward the end of the process.

Trex Stock Falls on Earnings Miss
Trex reported earnings of 58 cents a share for the second quarter, below analysts' estimates of 60 cents a share for the quarter. Revenue grew 12.8% year over year to $136.8 million for the quarter, below analysts' estimates of $137.54 million.

Difficulty navigating turns delays delivery of 'super load'
The second "super load" was expected to reach its destination on Monday, but slow ups because of the load's length have delayed the scheduled delivery time. The transport is delivering a super long reflux tank to the Eastman Chemical plant in Longview.

Tredegar: The Trough Is Not In
In my previous Tredegar article, I posited that the trough is in based on continued growth in Aluminum Extrusions segment and a recovery in Film products segment. Well, I could not be more wrong.

CSL shares inching towards $100
CSL has breached $100 previously, in September 2007. Shareholders subsequently approved a three-for-one stock split in October 2007.

Main attractionPosted on Mon. Aug 3rd, 2015
From ribs to hot rods, downtown Findlay offered something for everyone Saturday from morning to night.

At Tanglewood: The chief takes charge
LENOX >> An emphatic chord in the orchestra introduced the soloists in Beethoven's Triple Concerto - and, in effect, the orchestra's new chief. At long last, Andris Nelsons arrived at Tanglewood over the weekend as the Boston Symphony Orchestra's music director, and it became ever clearer that the BSO had picked a winner.

Anniversary: Douglas Crossan, Sr. & Gladys Crossan
They were joined in marriage on August 6, 1955. They were married at Harrison United Methodist Church in Wilmington and celebrated their marriage on their honeymoon at Luray Caverns in Virginia.

Senior VP and CFO of Myers Industries Inc. Buys 1,000 Shares Of Company Stock
Greggory Branning , senior vice president and CFO of Myers Industries Inc. , bought 1,000 shares of the company on July 29, 2015. The average price per share was $15.38, for a total transaction amount of $15,380.

NEWS Composite deck sales improving as they stand the test of time...
The composite wood decks at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida have endured some pretty wicked weather in the last decade. Rain falls on the swampy neighbor of the Everglades about 128 days a year - some of it the most damaging on record, like Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

DuPont: Nelson Peltz Is All The Company Has Going For It
DuPont shares have been crushed more than 25% so far this year on the back of extreme weakness in the underlying company. The only major potential catalyst for the stock is the involvement of Nelson Peltz, not something I want to solely rely on.

Corporate Insiders Have Been Scooping Up Shares In These Companies ~...
Tracking insider trading activity might serve as an additional tool of analysis for both short- and long-term investors. Generally, company insiders have deeper and more up-to-date knowledge on their company's sales, earnings, and future outlook, among other things.

Goodyear Tire - EPS Rolls In Second Quarter
GT beat both earnings and revenue estimates despite the strong dollar . GT is a play on the world, with North America doing very well, Western Europe improving, China continuing to perform and Latin America in recession.

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