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Molycorp said to discuss easing access to loans from Oaktree
Molycorp Inc. is seeking looser debt terms from lender Oaktree Capital Group LLC that would give the unprofitable miner of rare-earth minerals access to cash to support a turnaround effort, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The Greenwood Village-based company is seeking to borrow about $150 million in revolving credit that's available as part of a $400 million financing package Oaktree gave it in September, said the people, who asked not to be named because the negotiations are private.

Waste Management Completes Acquisition of Deffenbaugh Disposal, Inc.
"The acquisition of the Deffenbaugh assets aligns perfectly with our stated goal of driving shareholder value by maximizing our focus on our core business," said David P. Steiner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management. "It also achieves one other important objective: replacing a portion of the divested 2014 Wheelabrator earnings at an attractive price."

Wallbridge Temporarily Stops Its Broken Hammer Operation Due to Spring Half-Load Restrictions
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited today announced that it will temporarily stop the operation of its Broken Hammer open pit mine as of March 28, 2015 due to mandatory load restrictions imposed by the municipalities of Sudbury and Timmins on its access roads during spring thaw which could last for a period of 4 to 8 weeks depending on weather conditions. Under the original mine plan for Broken Hammer, mining would have been completed by the end of March 2015.

Commercial Metals Posts Upbeat Q2 Earnings, But Misses Revenue Estimates
Commercial Metals Company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company's revenue missed analysts' expectations. Net earnings attributable to CMC jumped to $54.5 million, or $0.46 per share in the second quarter, compared to $11.1 million, or $0.09 per share, in the year-ago period.

Rio Tinto's Walsh slams 'hare-brained scheme'
Rio Tinto Group, the world's second-largest iron ore exporter, labelled a rival's call for the biggest producers to cap output as nonsense. Rio Chief Executive Officer Sam Walsh said that Fortescue Metals Group Ltd Chairman Andrew Forrest's call on Tuesday for major competitors to limit output to boost prices was a "hare-brained scheme".

Learn the Basics of Corrective Waves
See how three Elliott wave patterns develop -- in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc , iShares Russell 2000 Index and Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares -- in this classic 5-minute video excerpt from Jeffrey Kennedy's Trader's Classroom service. If you are prepared to take the next step in educating yourself about the basics of the Wave Principle -- access the FREE Online Tutorial from Elliott Wave International.

CVP's Recycling Partnership hires technical assistance coordinator
The Curbside Value Partnership's Recycling Partnership , Falls Church, Virginia, has named Cody Marshall its technical assistance coordinator. In naming him to the position, the CVP says that Marshall has considerable experience working with local governments and recycling programs, which will be a significant asset to the Recycling Partnership as it couples its funding with targeted operational and educational outreach assistance.

Could Cliffs Natural's Latest Move Save the Stock?
Commodities stocks have been punished in recent years, and one of the hardest-hit companies has been iron-ore specialist Cliffs Natural Resources . With demand for steel production pressured by sluggish global economic conditions, the price of iron ore and metallurgical coal used to make steel have come crashing downward, threatening Cliffs Natural's profitability at a particularly unfortunate time.

Durable goods orders tumble 1.4% in Feb.
Durable goods orders tumble 1.4% in February It was the third drop in the past four months. Check out this story on A factory worker uses a power drill to add finishing touches to an assembled aluminum stage, or walk board, at a Werner Co.

Analyst Update: Century Aluminum Company, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., and Zagg Inc.
Accordingly, sentiment in the options pits has been bearish, as CENX's 50-day International Securities Exchange , Chicago Board Options Exchange , and NASDAQ OMX PHLX put/call volume ratio of 6.40 ranks in the 89th percentile of its annual range. Echoing this indicator is the security's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio of 1.31, which is the highest such reading taken over the past year.

Cliffs Natural Resources Golden Shield And Gonclaves Will Prevail
Years of buildup in supply by major producers like BHP Billiton , Rio Tinto , and Brazil's Vale to match Chinese demand has caused a supply glut. Chinese demand cooling has exacerbated the problem.

Zijin Mining To Acquire A 9.9% Stake In Ivanhoe Mines
Zijin Mining will acquire 76,817,020 shares of Ivanhoe Mines at a price of $1.07 per share, while the market price was only $0.76, before the announcement. Ivanhoe Mines announced , that Zijin Mining , the biggest Chinese gold producer, will acquire a 9.9% stake in the company.

Daily Dividend Report: AXP, HRL, WERN, ENSG
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Lease OK'd for Northwestern Mutual contractor to move into former Talgo building
Benson Industries would pay $207,625 a year to lease a city building in the former Tower Automotive property for the company's work on Northwestern Mutual's downtown office tower. The lease agreement was endorsed Tuesday by the city's Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee, and still requires final approval from the Common Council.

Cliffs Natural Resources: My Thoughts On Recent Developments
Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources have recently been under pressure as iron ore prices fell to six-year lows. Continuing growth of supply from major miners, weakening growth in China and strong U.S. dollar put serious pressure on iron ore prices.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock Higher Today After Announcing Asset Sale
"The sale of these assets to Noront, an experienced mining company with a strategic interest in the Ring of Fire region, further demonstrates execution of Cliffs' strategy which includes divesting non-core assets and focusing on being the major supplier of iron ore pellets to the North American steel industry," Cliffs said in a statement. The mining and natural resources company is selling off its less profitable assets and exiting the Ring of Fire mining region in Ontario in order to place more focus on its core business, Bloomberg reports.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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Plastics Industry News
Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Dow Chemical
Shares of Dow Chemical saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders bought 4,771 put options on the company, reports.

Feds give green light to Charlotte company's $590M acquisition
Carlisle Cos. Inc. has received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to buy certain assets from Graco Inc. and a subsidiary.

New Ultra High Performance Tire from Bridgestone in Stores
Tuned for maximum handling on the track and engineered to deliver faster lap times, the Potenza RE-71R tire is designed to fit sports cars, coupes and sedans popular with today's enthusiast drivers. "The Potenza RE-71R tire is a unique street tire that stands up to the extreme conditions of the track and also delivers impressive everyday performance," said , senior product manager, Bridgestone Americas.

Can rich builder take over Asiana?
Hoban Construction, a mid-tier local builder, showed much confidence in winning a controlling stake in Kumho Industrial, saying the company has enough cash to satisfy creditors. Kim Sang-yeol, founder and chairman of Hoban Construction, said his firm is in a position to bid 1 trillion won to acquire a 57.5 percent stake in Kumho Industrial, which owns key affiliates of Kumho Asiana Group, including the country's second-biggest air carrier Asiana Airlines.

CTI Industries Corporation Reports Results for Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2014
For the year ended December 31, 2014, consolidated net sales totaled $57,828,000, compared to consolidated net sales of $56,059,000 for the year ended December 31, 2013, an increase of 3.2%. Sales for 2014 were at an all-time record high for CTI.

Celanese Announces Acetyls Price Increases
The price increase below will be 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.

Goodyear's CIO and vice president discusses the transition to Office 365
With the popularity of Microsoft's Office 365 continuing to grow, more and more companies are implementing its suite of programs and services. In a recent blog post on the official Office blog, vice president and chief information officer at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Jim wrote about Goodyear's recent implementation of Office 365 and the importance of a company keeping pace with the speed of technological evolution.

Eastman to Close Workington Acetate Tow Manufacturing Site
KINGSPORT, Tenn., March 25, 2015 - Eastman Chemical Company today announced it has decided to close its Workington, UK, acetate tow manufacturing site. Production at the site will cease in April, and site closure is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015.

Trian Sends Letter to DuPont Holders, Files Definitive Proxy Statement for Annual Meeting
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 million DuPont shares valued at approximately $1.8 billion, today filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the election of Nelson Peltz, John H. Myers, Arthur B. Winkleblack and Robert J. Zatta to DuPont's Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 13, 2015. Trian also today released "Meet Trian's Nominees," videos which introduce Trian's four highly qualified director candidates and highlight their decades of relevant experience and track records of stockholder value creation that would benefit DuPont.

STEM students in Akron track tire safety, texting hazards at industry-backed driving simulation
Fifth grader Jana Stone reacts as she gets into an accident on the Virtual Driver Interactive simulator at the National Inventors Hall of Fame School ... Center for STEM Learning at the event that was sponsored by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron on Tuesday. The simulator gives the user a safe way to experience the dangers of texting and driving.

Cooper helps travelers plan for road trips
It's spring break season, and while many flock to tropical locales with warm sunny beaches, others are destined to spend the time closer to home. For these spring breakers, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Dividend Growth Stocks Currently Offered At Reasonable And/Or Sale Prices
It pays to be prepared to buy when prices are right. There are a number of stocks that I follow where the current market offers reasonable prices.

Goodyear's Kramer: 'The world still moves on rubber'
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer discussed the factors shaping the global tire industry in the near future in a keynote speech that opened the 2015 World Rubber Summit in Singapore on March 24. Kramer told attendees he is optimistic about the future of the global tire industry and its role in people's lives and commerce around the world.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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Schulman lowers earnings guidance on euro weakening
A. Schulman Inc. expects to earn less money this year because of weakening overseas currencies. Shares in the Fairlawn polymer company sold off slightly Monday morning after Schulman lowered its earnings guidance for its 2015 fiscal year.

DuPont Files Definitive Proxy Materials and Mails Letter to Shareholders
DuPont today announced that it has filed definitive proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with DuPont's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which is scheduled to be held on May 13, 2015. DuPont shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 17, 2015 will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.

Raven Industries' Engineered Films Division Launches New Responsive Website
Raven Industries' Engineered Films Division , an innovative manufacturer of specialty plastic film and sheeting, has released a new responsive website to bring its latest product information and full access of industry resources seamlessly to all devices. Raven customers can now download product literature, utilize custom application calculators, zoom in for extreme product close-ups, and submit design requests for brand new products - all on the go through any mobile device.

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