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7-2010 Kaiser Kalamazoo
Kaiser Aluminum sees its new Kalamazoo plant as the key to becoming the low-cost provider of soft alloy extrusion in the Midwest.

12-7-11 CMC Board Rejects Icahn's Offer
The board of Irving, Texas-based Commercial Metals Co. has rejected the unsolicited buyout offer from its largest shareholder Carl Icahn and his company Icahn Enterprises L.P. In late November, Icahn sent a letter proposing the acquisition of CMC for $15 per share.

9-7-11 News: Kaiser Expands Capacity
Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., will further expand heat treat plate capacity at its Trentwood rolling mill in Spokane, Wash.

Hearings scheduled in Noranda Ameren complaints
The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold hearings in June for the complaint cases filed by Noranda Aluminum, Inc. and 37 individual customers against Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri.

The Greatest Growth Stock You've Probably Never Heard Of
You would think that a stock which turned $10,000 into $64,415 over the most recent decade would attract a lot of ink.

BHP Billiton Ltd Shows No Mercy for Weaker Producers
As iron ore and met coal markets remain oversupplied, most producers are hoping for production cuts.

Paradigm Capital Initiates Coverage on Ivanhoe Mines
The firm set a "buy" rating and a C$3.50 price target on the stock. Shares of Ivanhoe Mines traded down 4.99% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $1.58.

Insider Selling: George Chamoun Sells 5,000 Shares of Synacor Stock
Synacor EVP George Chamoun unloaded 5,000 shares of Synacor stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 15th.

Mobile Mini Sets New 12-Month High at $45.91
Mobile Mini shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday , AnalystRatingsNetwork reports.

Cielo Waste Solutions (CSE: CMC) Lists on Canadian Securities...
Cielo Waste Solutions is one of the latest new listings on the Canadian Securities Exchange, and is trading under the symbol "CMC".

Dynamic Materials, DigitalGlobe set dates for 1Q financial reports
DigitalGlobe Inc. , a provider of high-resolution images of earth via its constellation of satellites, will announce its first quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, May 1. The Longmont-based company will provide a live webcast of its earnings conference call over the internet at 3 p.m. The live webcast and archived replay can be accessed at ... (more)

In The Trucking Industry And The Improving Economy
The improving economy is seeing an increase in trucks on the road as manufacturers put more stock in transit to wholesale and retail outlets.

Will BHP try again for PotashCorp? No one will say
The business community continues to mull over speculation that BHP Billiton Ltd. may make another bid for PotashCorp of Saskatchewan Inc. The business community continues to mull over speculation that BHP Billiton Ltd. may make another bid for PotashCorp of Saskatchewan Inc. Tim Tiberio, an analyst at Miller Tabak & Co.

Coal Miners Under Pressure as Prices Fall and Governments Look to Alternative Energy Supplies
The future does not look good for coal miners. Increasing government regulations, environmental concerns and public opinion in favor of energy alternatives are threatening the resource's market share, and to top that all off, coal prices have hit record lows that are set to continue into the second quarter of 2014.

Individual Investor Portfolio Update: Rebalanced And Geared Up For The Long-Term
Sufficient cash is available in the event a market correction occurs in the near-term, or other opportunities present themselves.

7-2010 Kaiser Kalamazoo
Kaiser Aluminum sees its new Kalamazoo plant as the key to becoming the low-cost provider of soft alloy extrusion in the Midwest.

RTI International Metals Stock Rating Lowered by TheStreet
The analysts wrote, "RTI International Metals has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold.

Wednesday Sector Leaders: Industrial, Materials
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Wednesday, shares of Industrial companies are outperforming other sectors, up 1.3%.

RTI International Metals Stock Rating Lowered by TheStreet
The analysts wrote, "RTI International Metals has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold.

Colombia Authorizes Ecopetrol to Sell Up to $2 Billion in Bonds
Ecopetrol SA won authorization from Colombia's Finance Ministry to sell as much as $2 billion in overseas bonds by 2016 as the state-controlled oil producer seeks funding for exploration and production.


Plastics Industry News
Celanese Halogen-Free Fortron PPS CES5 ...
DALLAS & FRANKFURT & SHANGHAI-- -- Celanese Corporation , a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced at ChinaplasA 2014 that halogen-free Fortron A polyphenylene sulfide CES50 for consumer electronics device housings offers superior mechanical properties over traditional polymer solutions.

'Thermoforming has nearly limitless possibilities'
Julie McAlindon first joined PolyOne Corp. in 2010 and was appointed senior vice president, president of designed structures and solutions following the acquisition of Spartech Corp. Prior to joining PolyOne, McAlindon spent 20 years with Dow Chemical Co.

MAVERICK Technologies Awarded Strategic System Integrator Services...
COLUMBIA, Ill. - MAVERICK Technologies announced today that it has signed a Strategic System Integrator Services Agreement with The Dow Chemical Company in support of Dow's North America Process Automation capital projects envelope.

Two Livermore lab scientists win prestigious Energy Department awards
The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized two Lawrence Livermore Laboratory researchers for their contributions to science, energy and national security.

Goodyear Reveals Ten Finalists for Name the Blimp Contest
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected ten finalists in its national "Name the Blimp" contest for its newest airship, which was unveiled in March.

Goodyear narrows list of potential names for new blimp; fans to decide winner
Goodyear unveiled the new blimp and the contest to name it in March. The "larger, faster, and more maneuverable" airship will be christened officially this summer.

This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C. Confederate forces, in a joint operation of ground troops and an ironclad ram CSS Albemarle, attacked the federal garrison at Plymouth, N.C. near the mouth of the Roanoke River on April 17, 1864.

Chemtura to sell agricultural-chemicals unit for about $1 billion
Philadelphia-based Chemtura Corp. has agreed to sell its agricultural-chemicals division for about $1 billion to Platform Specialty Products Corp., which is backed by hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman.

Travel-themed features highlight Stan Hywet's season
In the Corbin Conservatory on April 4, during the grand opening of Stan Hywet's 2014 season, two women were admiring the miniature garden setups.

Raven Industries adds green rooftop to its environmentally friendly design
Over the past three years, the Raven Industries Headquarters in downtown Sioux Falls have undergone some major renovations, all in an effort to make the building more environmentally friendly.

BMW i3 announced 2014 World Green Car at NYIAS
At the backdrop of New York International Auto Show, BMW i3 was announced as 2014 World Green Car.

Bridgestone Executive Jailed For Price Fixing
Bridgestone executive Yusuke Shimasaki this week pleaded guilty to charges related to an international car part price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy.

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. (DD) Announces Quarterly Earnings...
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $1.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.01, American Banking News reports.

Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q
The Wilmington, Del., chemical maker reported net income Thursday of $1.4 billion, or $1.54 per share, for the quarter ended March 31. That's down from $3.35 billion, or $3.58 per share, for the same quarter a year ago, which included a one-time gain from completion of the sale of DuPont's performance coatings unit.

Si Group to acquire businesses from specialty chemicals manufacturer, boost workforce by 500
Bozich, president and CEO of SI Group, says the acquisition of Albermarle's businesses is the largest deal in SI Group's history.

True education starts with knowledge of self and God says Final Call editor
The message from Final Call editor Richard B. Muhammad was simple at the "Education Is the Key" conference sponsored by Our Time, Inc., and Education Voices: True education starts with a knowledge of God and self, education allows you to solve your problems and the elders and parents are responsible for the education of children and youth.

Government says plea coming in price-fixing probe
The Justice Department says a former Bridgestone Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

Putting Plants To Work, Four Stories High
Raven Industries has been working hard the past few years renovating their headquarters in downtown Sioux Falls.

Daily Dividend Report: SHW, SWK, O, GT, SM, SPN
The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.55 per common share, payable on May 30, 2014, to shareholders of record on May 16, 2014.

The World's Leading Tire Manufacturers Are Turning to Synthetic Biology -- But Not for the Reason Yo
This pile of 1 million tires would produce 55,000 gallons of toxic oil runoff into the environment if set ablaze.

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