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Chart Industries Has Deflated On A Slower LNG Buildout
Weak Biomedical sales have hurt Chart's reported results, but it is the slower development of the U.S. LNG market and the erratic pace of the Chinese market that hurts more.

Noranda Loses Bid To Obtain Lower Electrical Charge From Ameren
As expected, the Missouri Public Service Commission has blocked the effort by Noranda Aluminum Inc. to get its electrical bill cut by about 25 percent.

American Electric Technologies CEO to Present at Euro Pacific Global Investment Conference
American Electric Technologies, Inc. , a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Charles Dauber will present at the fourth annual Euro Pacific Global Investment Conference on September 9, 2014 at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City.

Analyst: Waste Management cuts likely to be in the hundreds
Waste Management Inc. could be facing staff cuts reflective of the cuts they made in 2012, which resulted in the termination of roughly 800 workers, according to Al Kaschalk , an analyst at Wedbush Securities .

Williams-Sonoma Dips On Downbeat Q3 Forecast; Signet Jewelers Shares Jump
Midway through trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.31 percent to 17,069.84 while the NASDAQ declined 0.22 percent to 4,559.78.

Singular Research Begins Coverage on American Electric Technologies
The firm set a "buy" rating and a $8.40 price target on the stock. Singular Research's price objective would indicate a potential upside of 24.44% from the stock's previous close.

Why Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock Is a 'Sell' at TheStreet
About 4.8 million shares of Cliffs Natural Resources were traded by 11 a.m., compared to an average trading volume of about 5.6 million shares a day.

Why I Don't Like Casablanca's Plan For Cliffs And What I Would Do Instead
In July, activist investor Casablanca proved victorious in its proxy fight against Cliffs Natural Resources .

Asian Stocks Fall as Yen Strength Drags Down Japan Shares
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's largest mining company, accounted for the largest drag on the regional gauge, dropping 1.2 percent in Sydney.

Dominican park would halt Canadian company's mine
Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic approved a plan Wednesday to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company has sought to expand mining operations.

Glencore, Jinchuan frontrunners to buy BHP's Nickel West
BHP, the world's largest mining company, announced plans last week to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion but said that Nickel West in western Australia would not be part of the demerged group.

Commodities Today: Stocks Breaking Out And Industry News To Watch
Revisit PBR and point out to readers that the shares are at 52-week highs and looking to break out further.

Q&A: Should I Leave Chicago Bridge & Iron Alone?
Prescience Point did a great job at convincing the general public, but certain points might have been seriously overstated to make a nice profit on its short position.

First Point Minerals Provides Decar Update
Decar is under option to Cliffs Natural Resources Exploration Canada Inc., an affiliate of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. , pursuant to an option agreement entered into in November 2009.

Valmont Acquires AgSense--Remote Irrigation Monitoring, Control
REMOTE IRRIGATION MONITORING, CONTROL Aug. 27, 2014 Source: Valmont Industries news release Valmont Industries, Inc. , a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in South Dakota-based AgSense .

Wallbridge Secures US $1.5 Million Bridge Loan Facility and Purchase...
This funding will provide Wallbridge with additional working capital during the current start-up phase of the Broken Hammer project, and will bridge the period until sufficient revenue is received to achieve payback of the costs required to bring Broken Hammer into production and realize upon its revenue potential.

Waste Management to cut jobs in Houston, elsewhere
Waste Management Inc. initiated a staff reduction plan on Friday. Pictured here is David Steiner, president and CEO.

North American Palladium Short Interest Up 2.8% in August
Shares of North American Palladium were the target of a large increase in short interest in the month of August.

Why Is Cliffs Using Its Precious Cash To Buy Back Shares
In light of a heavy debt load, declining revenues and a negative cash flow position, this is a curious time to be authorizing a $200M stock buyback.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Directors Authorize $200 Million Buyback Prog...
Directors of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced they have authorized the Cleveland-based mining company to buy back up to $200 million of its common shares outstanding, reports Crain's Cleveland Business .


Plastics Industry News
US Stock Futures Gain Ahead Of Consumer Data
US stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade, ahead of economic data.

Camden Green Party: Hampstead Heath dams project 'would cause enormous damage to landscape'
Cllr Sian Berry lodged an official objection to the scheme this week in which she objected to the much-criticised 15million proposals to enlarge or build new dams across the Heath.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co has earned a consensus recommendation of "Hold" from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Analyst RN reports .

No Monsanto, No Problem for Syngenta on Path to Deal: Real M&A
Syngenta and Monsanto held preliminary talks with advisers earlier this year about a combination that never came to fruition, people familiar with the matter have said.

Thursday Sector Leaders: Utilities, Materials
I am the Editorial Director for BNK Invest, where I oversee the production of all editorial content.

This Week In Securities Litigation
In the roll-up to the Labor Day weekend, the SEC issued new rules regarding asset backed securities and credit rating agencies.

Ruling affects Illinois cancer cluster case
A Pennsylvania court ruling means a lawsuit can go forward accusing a chemical company of dumping toxins in Illinois, causing a deadly cancer cluster.

Albemarle Corporation to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic ...
The presentation and webcast will be made available on Albemarle's website at under the Investors heading.

In brief: Spatz's Bakery reopens; Chemical Process Fast Start Training session begins Oct. 1
About a week after heavy rain caused its roof to collapse, Saginaw's Spatz's Bakery is back in business.

The Dow Chemical Company Target of Unusually High Options Trading
The Dow Chemical Company was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Wednesday.

3 Reasons The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Stock Could Rise
When you think of tires, you probably think of the ones on your car and leave it at that.

SOL scores announced amid wind of change
The same report also showed that Charlottesville City Schools students dipped below state averages in four of the five subjects, though the average shortfall was only 2.25 percentage points.

Dupont fined $1.275 million in West Virginia toxic pollution case
DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million and spend an estimated $2.3 million more to settle claims by U.S. officials that the global chemical conglomerate failed to prevent toxic releases of hazardous substances in West Virginia that killed at least one man, environmental regulators said on Wednesday.

How Will Dow Chemical (DOW) Stock React To Sale of Two Subsidiaries?
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How Will Dow Chemical (DOW) Stock React To Sale of Two Subsidiaries?
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates DOW CHEMICAL as a Buy with a ratings score of A+.

Dow hires banks to sell two chemical units
Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris speaks during the CERAWEEK world petrochemical conference in Houston March 8, 2012.

Dow Names Jack Broodo Vice President, Investor Relations
The Dow Chemical Company announced today that Jack Broodo, president of Dow Chemical Canada ULC and director of feedstocks for the Company's North and Latin America regions has been named vice president of Investor Relations for the Company.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. names Richard Kellam senior vice president of global sales and marketing
Richard Kellam, has been named senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

DuPont Announces Investment In Seed Treatment Solutions
DUPONT ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN SEED TREATMENT SOLUTIONS Aug. 27, 2014 Source: DuPont news release Today, DuPont announced construction on two state-of-the-art centers dedicated to developing and testing seed treatment formulations, applications and seed handling techniques in an important step toward bringing new solutions to growers.

Valuation set for Coopera s Chinese plant
By LOU WILIN STAFF WRITER Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.' s partnership with China's Chengshan Group is worth $440 million, according to an independent valuation firm.

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