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Analyst Downgrades: McDonald's Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Century Aluminum Company
Analysts are weighing in today on fast food giant McDonald's Corporation , as well as commodity concerns Exxon Mobil Corporation and Century Aluminum Co .

Analysts, Option Bears Tag-Team Alcoa Inc.
It's a proverbial "Groundhog's Day" for Alcoa Inc . After surrendering 3.9% on the heels of a bearish brokerage note yesterday, the shares -- along with sector peer Century Aluminum Co -- are once again trading lower on negative analyst attention.

Iron Ore Slumps Below $60 as China Cuts Target, Surplus Expands
Iron ore sank below $60 a metric ton after China set the lowest target for economic growth in more than 15 years, highlighting the slowdown in the largest buyer as low- cost supplies expand further amid a glut. Miners' shares fell.

Insider Selling: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company CAO Sells 1,350 Shares of Stock
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company CAO Westley S. Stockton sold 1,350 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.67, for a total value of $63,004.50.

What Would Be The Impact Of A Restart Of Mining Operations At Bloom Lake On Cliffs' Stock Price?
Cliffs Natural Resources has been grappling with an environment of weak iron ore prices for some time now. Iron ore prices have declined sharply over the course of the last year, with weak demand and oversupply resulting in prices declining around 47% year-over-year to $68 per dry metric ton at the end of January.

Commercial Metals (CMC) Upgraded From Hold to Buy
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of Jim Cramer, TheStreet, Inc., or any of its contributors. TheStreet Ratings quantitative algorithm evaluates over 4,300 stocks on a daily basis by 32 different data factors and assigns a unique buy, sell, or hold recommendation on each stock.

Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Goncalves's $649.5K Bet on CLF
A company's own top management tend to have the best inside view into the business, so when company officers make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money - maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

City lands tenants for former Tower Automotive building
Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. But sugar can be hidden in lots of other common packaged foods.

Milwaukee working with new tenant for former Talgo building
Milwaukee officials are negotiating leases for a new tenant to move into a building in the former Tower Automotive plant that the city originally renovated for Talgo Inc. The city-owned building is at 3533 N. 27th St., in the former Tower plant that Milwaukee cleared and is redeveloping as the Century City business park. The 140,000-square-foot building was intended to be the long-term train manufacturing plant for Talgo, but the company moved out in spring 2014 after the state canceled a contract for additional train sets.

Synacor Upgraded to Outperform by Zacks
The firm currently has a $2.50 price target on the stock. Zacks 's target price would suggest a potential upside of 8.70% from the company's current price.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
LLC Re-REMIC Trust 2011-IO, commercial mortgage pass-through certificates as follows: --$12,098,167 class B at 'AAAsf'; Out... )--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to Orlando Utilities Commission's $92,225,000 utility system revenue bonds, series 2015A. The bonds, together with other l... )--ZTE, uno dei principali produttori mondiali di dispositivi mobili, ha annunciato oggi che lo ZTE Smart Projector e stato giudicato 'Best Mobile Enabled Consumer ... )--Getty Realty Corp. announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

Xstrata Ex-CEO Raises $5.6 Billion for Mining Deals
Mining veteran Mick Davis looks poised to pull the trigger on some big deals at a time of cheap mineral prices and willing sellers. The former Xstrata PLC chief executive has raised $5.6 billion for his mining fund, X2 Resources, and plans to start deploying cash in the next few months, according to people familiar with his plans.

Here's a Factor Hurting Century Aluminum (CENX) Stock Today
Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch lowered Alcoa's rating to "neutral" from "buy" on shares of the aluminum producer. The firm also cut Alcoa's price target to $17 from $20, citing "worsening aluminum fundamentals" for the downgrade.

Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $21.102 oz., $678.43 kg.
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Former JPMorgan buyout execs said to seek more than $1 billion
Two senior executives from JPMorgan Chase & Co.' s former private equity arm plan to seek more than $1 billion for middle-market company buyouts in the U.S., according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

RTI International, Duke University to collaborate in new funding initiative
Research Triangle Park-based nonprofit RTI International has teamed up with Duke University to provide seed funding to projects that join researchers from both institutions. Dubbed the Funds Launching Alliances for Research Exploration, the initiative has already awarded $100,000 each to two projects, including one to explore fracking impact and another to explore ways to improve nursing home care.

CBI Gives Investors False Hope
Stocks rallied during Janet Yellen 's testimony on February 24. Yet two of the three major indices gave up some of their gains the next day. Chicago Bridge & Iron kept on trucking, though.


Plastics Industry News
Trex Company PT Raised to $58.00 at FBR Capital Markets
The firm currently has an "outperform" rating on the stock. FBR Capital Markets' price objective points to a potential upside of 9.21% from the stock's previous close.

PolyOne Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts
PolyOne has earned an average recommendation of "Buy" from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company, American Banking and Market News reports . One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company.

11 Big Profitable Companies Pay No Tax
A USA Today review of data from S&P Capital IQ shows that there are 11 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 that paid no income tax in calendar 2014 despite registering a profit during the year. They include such big-name firms as Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Darden Restaurants, and electronic component maker Eaton.

Global Oilseed and Grain Seed market to grow at a CAGR of 11.03 percent during the period 2014-2019.
They include seeds such as soybeans, canola, pennycress, and sunflower. Grain seeds include seeds cultivated for their yield of grains, such as wheat, rice, oats, barley, corn, and sorghum.

5 Most Unpopular Dow Stocks Among Hedge Funds
As of close on March 4th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 1.54% year-to-date. Although all of the companies listed in this stock market index can be found in the equity portfolio of numerous hedge funds, some are far more popular than others.

3 Possible Downtown Locations For Mixed-Use Developments
The City of Sioux Falls has decided on three possible locations for its new parking ramp and is now asking private developers to submit their mixed-use proposals for the selected site. They include the Mall Avenue parking lot, which is more commonly known as the "Skelly's Lot" behind Phillips Avenue.

Goodyear Rolls Out $16 M Settlement With SEC, Putting Brakes on FCPA Charges
On February 24, 2015, the SEC announced that it had reached an agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for Goodyear to disgorge more than $16 million to settle FCPA charges stemming from its Kenyan and Angolan subsidiaries.

EQUATE sponsors Firemen's Day Festival
EQUATE Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, sponsored the 13th Firemen's Day under the patronage of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. EQUATE Environment, Health & Safety Leader Mohammad Al-Shamary said, "This sponsorship represents an extension of the sustainable partnership between the Company and the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate that plays a critical role in maintaining the safety and security of the Kuwaiti society as a whole.

Northwest Analytics Leadership Forum for Pharmaceutical and Life...
This executive forum facilitated the exchange of ideas critical for advancing the use of data and analytics to drive improvements in manufacturing processes and the supply chain. This third in a series of six events sponsored by Northwest Analytics delivered two days of informative sessions discussing the challenges of managing manufacturing big data, and offered insights on how the value of that data can be unlocked to drive Continuous Processing Verification to control and improve processes in real time using existing data sources and lower risk.

Get Inspired by Outdoor Living Ideas
But sorting through this wealth of information and inspiration can make it hard to decipher what's really hot for today's outdoor spaces -- and to choose what's right for your home. Surveying the wide variety of options is the first step in deciding how you'll approach designing your outdoor space.

Goodyear Tire develops energy generating tire
Akron-based Goodyear has developed a tire that can extend the distance you can drive in electric cars. The energy generating tire known as BH-O3 would transform tire heat into electricity that would charge the car's battery.

Apple, 'Transformers' Lead 2015 Product Placement Award Winners
For 15 years now, Brandchannel has been tracking product placement in American movies. The company just released its annual Brandcameo Product Placement Awards for 2014.

Mickey Thompson debuts wheel line, treadwear warranty
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has introduced the M/T Metal Series wheels featuring four designs and five styles for trucks, SUVs and Jeeps. The Stow-based company, a unit of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., also added a 50,000-mile limited tread wear warranty on its Baja STZ light truck tires.

11 big profitable companies pay no tax
You're probably figuring out how much you owe the tax man for 2014 about now. The answer for a handful of big profitable companies is zilch.

Celanese Announces Acetic Acid Price Increase in Asia
The price increase below is effective immediately, or as contracts allow. Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Full-year 2014 earnings rose to $25.4 million which represents an 18.1%... )--Vserv, het toonaangevend platform voor mobiele marketing op basis van smart data, heeft getekend voor een investering van Maverick Capital Ventures, een ... )--Trace One, a global leader in private label product lifecycle management solutions and transparency software for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers, and SGS, the ... )--Trian Fund Management, L.P., one of the largest stockholders of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company , which currently beneficially owns approximately 24.6 milli... )--Webco Industries, Inc. today reported results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended January 31, 2015.

Trian's Proxy War With DuPont Revives Dormant Voting Debate
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