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Molycorp Sees Large Increase in Short Interest
Shares of Molycorp were the target of a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 69,815,006 shares, an increase of 16.0% from the September 15th total of 60,195,222 shares, American Banking News reports.

Markets Live: Investors fight back
A global sharemarket rally on Friday has set the stage for a positive start to the local trading week, with the Medibank IPO prospectus due this morning. The board of contractor Transfield Services has advised shareholders to take no action in response to a cash takeover bid of $999 million for the company from Spanish infrastructure firm Ferrovial Servicios .

Morgan Stanley Reiterates Overweight Rating for BHP Billiton Limited
's stock had its "overweight" rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $44.00 price target on the stock.

Walter Energy Earns Market Perform Rating from FBR Capital Markets
's stock had its "market perform" rating reissued by equities researchers at FBR Capital Markets in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $4.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $7.50.

Cliffs' Book Value Goes Away With Write-down
Headlines across the financial news today include a write-down of $6 billion by Cliffs Natural Resources . The write-down is on its seaborne iron ore and metallurgical coal assets as iron-ore prices have dropped more than 40 percent this year.

Alcoa to sell Jamaica bauxite and alumina stake
Alcoa and Noble Group Ltd have signed a definitive agreement that will result in Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals selling 100 percent of its ownership stake in the Jamalco bauxite mining and alumina refining joint venture to Noble for $140 million. AWAC will continue as the managing operator for three years under a compensated service agreement and employees will remain employed by Jamalco.

It's Time To Join Warren Buffett In The Energy Sector And Buy Chicago Bridge & Iron
In the second quarter of 2013, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway purchased $404 million of Chicago Bridge & Iron stock in the mid-$50s range, representing 8.8% of CBI's shares. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company calls itself the most complete energy infrastructure-focused company in the world.

Cliffs Natural Resources Short Thesis Under Question?
Several things happened since my latest article on Cliffs Natural Resources was published. First, Cliffs entered into an agreement with the activist fund Casablanca Capital.

Why Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock Is Sinking Today
The Cleveland-based company said the move doesn't affect cash flows, and added that its domestic iron ore business is more stable. Iron ore prices have dropped more than 40% this year, as iron ore companies continue to boost output even as global steel demand slows, Bloomberg reports.

American Pipe Tolling Inapplicable In Texas Negligent Misstatement Case
The Southern District of Texas found that negligent misstatement claims filed more than two years after the last alleged misstatement were time-barred and that the applicable statute of limitations was not tolled under American Pipe & Constr. Co. v.

Cliffs to Take $6 Billion Writedown After Iron Ore Plunge
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. , the largest U.S. iron-ore producer, said it expects to take a writedown of about $6 billion on its seaborne iron ore and metallurgical coal assets after commodity prices slumped. The after-tax, non-cash impairment will be taken for the third quarter, the Cleveland-based company said today in a statement.

Rio Tinto Retracts Erroneous Iron Ore Claim After Analyst Pitch
Rio Tinto Group , the world's second-biggest mining company, said it overstated its estimated iron-ore resources in Western Australia by almost 50 percent in a presentation to financial analysts last week. According to presentation slides shown to analysts on Oct. 9 in Perth, Rio said it controlled a "multi-generational resource with 45 billion tons of mineral inventory" in the state's Pilbara region.

North American Palladium Drills 11 Meters of 7.2 Grams per Tonne Palladium
North American Palladium has released third quarter drill results from exploration at its Lac des Iles project. The company reported high grade PGE-copper-nickel mineralization in three shallow surface drill holes.

BHP Billiton to List Spin Off in London
BHP Billiton Ltd. has confirmed that it will list its planned spin-off company in London, as well as South Africa and Australia, Reuters reported Thursday. The move is expected to please investors.

RTI hires NCSU's Terri Lomax to lead science, tech discovery
Dr. Terri Lomax, a vice chancellor at NCSU and a leading proponent of entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle, is joining RTI International as vice president for discovery, science and technology. "Terri is the ideal person to lead our lead our laboratory sciences and engineering programs as we go forward," said RTI CEO Wayne Holden in a statement.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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BHP Billiton bows to pressure to list spinoff in London
Mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. has bowed to investor pressure and decided to pursue a secondary listing in London for a new spinoff company that it plans to create from its less-favored assets. "We are pleased to offer an additional listing in London in response to the interest investors have shown in the new company," said Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie.


Plastics Industry News
Carlisle Companies (CSL) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday
Carlisle Companies is set to post its Q314 quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 21st. Analysts expect Carlisle Companies to post earnings of $1.22 per share and revenue of $870.18 million for the quarter.

SADIF Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for AEP Industries
Ilhavo, Portugal - SADIF Investment Analytics, announces a new summary due diligence report covering AEP Industries . The report uses SADIF's powerful StockMarks stock rating system and contains important analysis for any current or potential AEP Industries investor.

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The Transaction is anticipated to close in January 2015, after customary regulatory approvals. The Transaction's closure is also conditional upon the European Commission's approval.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this ... )--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority , New York's $130 million transportation revenue bonds subseries 2008B-4. The R... )--Toll roads face traffic growth challenges, reduced pricing power, and uncertainty about some types of funding, according to a new Fitch Ratings report.

NOVA Chemicals Corporation to Offer $500 Million of Senior Notes
NOVA Chemicals plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem its existing $350 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.625% Senior Notes due 2019 on November 3, 2014, and to pay the fees and expenses associated therewith. The remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Technical Coverage of Auto Components Stocks - Goodyear Tire and...
Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company , Cooper Tire and Rubber Company , BorgWarner Inc. , Gentex Corporation , and Gentherm Inc. . Free research on these five companies can be accessed at: , ended on a mixed note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,117.24, down 0.15% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,217.39, up 0.05%.

Eastman Chemical Company Schedules 2014 Investor Day
Media Advisory Issued Oct. 16, 2014 Investor Day: Eastman Chemical Company executives, including Mark Costa, chairman and CEO, will host an Investor Day for chemical industry analysts to provide detail on the company's growth and business strategies. The event will take place in New York City on November 6, 2014, with presentations from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Ag machinery sector in 'cyclical downturn'
The agricultural, and mining, equipment sectors are in a "cyclical downturn" set to last until at least the end of next year, tyres tycoon Maurice Taylor said, revealing that his Titan International group was amid a programme of cutting more than half its Russian staff. "Big agriculture could be down 20% or more during 2015," Mr Taylor said, noting that many agricultural equipment producers are "reducing their schedules for the rest of 2014 and 2015".

Dow AgroSciences Issues Comment On EPA's Registration Of Its Enlist Duo Herbicide
DOW AGROSCIENCES ISSUES COMMENT ON EPA'S REGISTRATION OF ITS ENLIST DUO HERBICIDE Oct. 16, 2014 Source: Dow AgroSciences news release As the last step in the regulatory process before commercialization, The Dow Chemical Company today announced it has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for its Enlist Duo herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans. This breakthrough technology is a strong reflection of the Company's industry-leading research and development expertise, and represents Dow's continued progress against its strategic commitments.

Schulman a Inc Files (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers
ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS. On October 15, 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of A. Schulman, Inc. approved the 2015 fiscal year cash bonus plan for the Company's executive officers, including its Named Executive Officers .

Dow seeking new ruling on fine
Dow Chemical Co. has asked the 10th Circuit Appeals Court in Denver to think again about its decision to reject Dow's appeal against a $1.1 billion fine for price fixing.

A. Schulman inks PPS deal with Initz
Plastic compound supplier A. Schulman Inc. has signed an agreement and a strategic partnership with South Korean polymer producer Initz for the compounding and marketing of Initz's Ecotran polyphenylene sulfide compounds. "[The deal] will support our customers in markets such as automotive, electronics, industrial, filtration and coatings to meet and exceed their halogen-free industry standards," Bernard Rzepka, COO and executive vice president of Ohio-based Schulman, said in a statement.

Cooper Tire
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.' s long history in Findlay is a fascinating one, and is continuing to evolve today.

GRK Fasteners offers Trex Select screw
Kameleon screws blend with Trex Select composite deck boards and have treated lumber code-approved GRK Climatek coating for superior corrosion resistance. They have been approved by TREX Company, Inc., for use in their most popular colors of Trex Select decking, including Woodland Brown, Saddle, Pebble Grey and Madeira.

Market loves hazmat-suit makers after more Ebola in U.S.
The hazmat protective gear that health care workers and others fighting the deadly Ebola virus are wearing has become a key weapon in the battle to contain the largest-ever outbreak of the disease. Market loves hazmat-suit makers after more Ebola in U.S. WILMINGTON, Del.

Court Weighs in on Deadline for Filing FTC Refund Claims
On September 19, 2014, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued its opinion in Albemarle Corp. v. United States , No.

West Pharmaceutical CEO to retire next year
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. said Wednesday that its longtime CEO Donald Morel plans to retire in May. The company, which makes syringes, medicine vials and other medical products, also narrowed its earnings outlook for the year. West Pharmaceutical did not name a replacement for 57-year-old Morel.

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