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BHP Billiton Shareholders to Vote on Demerger in May 2015
BHP Billiton Limited is proposing to spin off its aluminium, coal, manganese and silver assets into a separate company. Stakeholders will vote on the proposed demerger in May 2015.

Wallbridge Pays Down Additional Debt
In accordance with the terms of the LOC amending agreement entered into by the parties on the date hereof , Wallbridge prepaid principal balance together with interest accrued thereon must be prepaid immediately after Wallbridge sells its Duluth Metals Limited shares to Antofagasta Investment Company Limited , an affiliate thereof or a third party in connection with the proposed acquisition of Duluth . If the second prepayment is not made to Callinan as contemplated by the terms of the LOC Amending Agreement due to the proposed Duluth acquisition not closing prior to the end of the term of the LOC, the interest on the LOC Obligations will revert to its original prorated calculation.

Asia-Pacific's Richest Woman Buys Iron as BHP Says Era Ends
Gina Rinehart , the Asia-Pacific's richest woman, is set to start exports in September from her new A$10 billion iron ore mine undeterred by prices trading near five-year lows and forecast to extend losses. "We don't like the ore price going down, but we're in the lower quartile" of production costs, Rinehart, chairman of Hancock Prospecting Pty, said yesterday in an interview at the Roy Hill mine in Australia's iron-rich Pilbara region.

Arch Coal: The Bankruptcy Risk
During the third quarter earnings call, Arch Coal stated that it expected that 2015 cash outflow would be similar to 2014 cash outflow. In the comments section of my article on Walter Energy , I was asked whether Arch Coal had a "much lower" or a "slightly lower" chance of bankruptcy compared to Walter Energy.

Samakis's new road to redeveloping a major property in Lawrenceville
Owner Alex Simakas is beginning a plan to demolish most if not all of this 120,000 square foot industrial building in order to pursue a new development plan on a five-acre site. Alex Samakis is closing in on a redevelopment plan for his five-acre industrial property near the riverfront in Lawrenceville.

Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $18.886 oz., $607.18 kg.
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Federal minister says Ring of Fire 'front-end' infrastructure work going ahead
Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford says he remains bullish on the Ring of Fire mineral development in northwestern Ontario despite tough market conditions. A slowing demand for steel and a glut of chromite used in its production is the latest trouble for long-promised development, which government ministers have likened to Alberta's oil sands in terms of economic potential.

Cliffs looking for 'exit options' for Quebec iron ore mine
Cliffs Natural Resources is working on a plan that could see the closure of the Bloom Lake mine in eastern Quebec. Mines in western Labrador, said Thursday it is now looking at a similar scenario for a costly iron ore mine on the Quebec side of the border.

Toronto stock market to advance, traders look to Fed minutes for rate hike hints
The Toronto stock market looked set for a fourth day of gains Wednesday, with commodity prices rising and traders awaiting the mid-afternoon release of the minutes from the most recent interest rate meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S. futures signalled a weak start to the session with the Dow Jones industrial futures up five points to 17,657, the Nasdaq futures rose 3.8 points to 4,241.8 and the S&P 500 futures added 0.1 of a point to 2,048.7. Investors will be looking to the contents of the minutes to for hints about when the Fed might start hiking rates from near zero, where they have been since the 2008 financial crisis.

Federal minister says Ring of Fire 'front-end' infrastructure work going ahead
Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford says he remains bullish on the Ring of Fire mineral development in northwestern Ontario despite tough market conditions. A slowing demand for steel and a glut of chromite used in its production is the latest trouble for long-promised development, which government ministers have likened to Alberta's oil sands in terms of economic potential.

Cliffs looking for 'exit options' for Quebec iron ore mine
Cliffs Natural Resources is working on a plan that could see the closure of the Bloom Lake mine in eastern Quebec. Mines in western Labrador, said Thursday it is now looking at a similar scenario for a costly iron ore mine on the Quebec side of the border.

Toronto stock market to advance, traders look to Fed minutes for rate hike hints
The Toronto stock market looked set for a fourth day of gains Wednesday, with commodity prices rising and traders awaiting the mid-afternoon release of the minutes from the most recent interest rate meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S. futures signalled a weak start to the session with the Dow Jones industrial futures up five points to 17,657, the Nasdaq futures rose 3.8 points to 4,241.8 and the S&P 500 futures added 0.1 of a point to 2,048.7. Investors will be looking to the contents of the minutes to for hints about when the Fed might start hiking rates from near zero, where they have been since the 2008 financial crisis.

Federal minister says Ring of Fire 'front-end' infrastructure work going ahead
Federal Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford says he remains bullish on the Ring of Fire mineral development in northwestern Ontario despite tough market conditions. A slowing demand for steel and a glut of chromite used in its production is the latest trouble for long-promised development, which government ministers have likened to Alberta's oil sands in terms of economic potential.

Cliffs looking for 'exit options' for Quebec iron ore mine
Cliffs Natural Resources is working on a plan that could see the closure of the Bloom Lake mine in eastern Quebec. Mines in western Labrador, said Thursday it is now looking at a similar scenario for a costly iron ore mine on the Quebec side of the border.

Toronto stock market to advance, traders look to Fed minutes for rate hike hints
The Toronto stock market looked set for a fourth day of gains Wednesday, with commodity prices rising and traders awaiting the mid-afternoon release of the minutes from the most recent interest rate meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S. futures signalled a weak start to the session with the Dow Jones industrial futures up five points to 17,657, the Nasdaq futures rose 3.8 points to 4,241.8 and the S&P 500 futures added 0.1 of a point to 2,048.7. Investors will be looking to the contents of the minutes to for hints about when the Fed might start hiking rates from near zero, where they have been since the 2008 financial crisis.

Park-Ohio to acquire Saet SpA for approximately $22.9M in cash
Park-Ohio to acquire Saet SpA for approximately $22.9M in cash ParkOhio has signed a definitive agreement with Milan, Italy based Star Capital SGR S.p.A. and other minority shareholders to acquire Saet S.p.A headquartered in Turin, Italy for approximately $22.9M in cash. The transaction is expected to close by December 22, 2014, subject to certain closing conditions.

Handy & Harman: A Value Gem With 50% Upside Potential
Handy & Harman Ltd. is a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products. The company has five different business segments: joining materials, tubing, building materials, electronic materials , and cutting and blade products .

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Plastics Industry News
Share Buyback Programs Are Big News For Dividend Investors
Share buybacks. At first glance it's just a headline we read or a financial statement disclosure or event that a company/entity goes through.

Canadian Energy(TM) Installs Ontario's First Dow Powerhouse(TM) Solar Shingle Roof
Renewable energy solutions provider, Canadian Energy, does it again. This time, installing the first DOW POWERHOUSEATM Solar Shingle System in Oakville, Ontario.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
He replaces Christopher D. Holmes who will ret... )--Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today announced that Tom Lause, Treasurer, is scheduled to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Leveraged F... )--Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, today announced that Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge has selected the Accela Recreat... )--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase th... )--Leading Reseller of 3D Printers Begins Shipping "Best-in-Class" 3D Printer for Homes and Small Business Users, Offers $100 Off Through December 25 )--The CareCredit Caring Communities program helps more people access care and supports charitable organizations in making a greater impact on the communities they... )--The Hybrid Shop , a growing ... (more)

College Football Fans - Goodyear is Looking to You to Control the Blimp
Goodyear is offering fans across the country the chance to take the controls on the legendary Goodyear Blimp, an airship synonymous with the world's largest sporting events, to decide which college football match-up will receive aerial coverage and be deemed "Blimpworthy." Starting today, with an official announcement during ESPN's SportsNation broadcast, fans will have the opportunity to vote to send the Goodyear Blimp to one of these exciting match-ups on "The Blimpworthy program gives fans the chance to directly interact with Goodyear and the Blimp in a unique way," said , Goodyear's General Manager - Brand/Sponsorships.

Raven Industries' (RAVN) CEO Daniel Rykhus on Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Raven Industries' Third Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.

Dow Chemical among the most LGBT-inclusive employers, foundation says
The foundation's 2015 Corporate Equality Index ranks Midland's Dow among nine Michigan companies that received ratings of 100 percent, designating them the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." The index is a national bench-marking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees, a Dow news release states.

In brief: Dow Chemical boosts dividend; senior management changes at Chemical Financial Corp.
The Dow Chemical Co. Board of Directors has declared a 14 percent increase in the company's dividend, from 37 cents per share to 42 cents per share in the fourth quarter.

Big News Last Week
Lots of stocks reporting at the moment, but a few that stood out from the noise were DR Horton , Fossil Group and Dow Chemical . DR Horton, the biggest house builder in the U.S., reported a 25% jump in sales and 38% jump in orders last week, beating the industry that reported new housing starts up 6.3% in September.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co Coverage Initiated by Analysts at FBR Capital Markets
The firm set an "outperform" rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. FBR Capital Markets' price objective suggests a potential upside of 23.00% from the stock's previous close.

Cooper Tire Discounted Cash Flow Shows Upside Potential Of At Least 33%
A discounted cash flow analysis determines that Cooper Tire is currently undervalued with an implied upside of at least 33%. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Contracts for November 18, 2014
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $43,670,662 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-quantity contract for ground vehicle tire support. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and five offers were received.

U-Va. student Hannah Graham's death the result of 'homicidal violence,' officials say
University of Virginia student Hannah Graham's death has been ruled a homicide but the method was "undetermined," Albemarle County police said late Tuesday. The chief medical examiner's office in Richmond determined the cause of Graham's death to be "homicidal violence" but did not specify what killed her.

Bridgestone plant adds to S.C. dominance in tire manufacturing
Japanese drummers play near a 12,903-pound, 13-foot-2-inch-diameter tire at the new Bridgestone plant in Trenton, S.C. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Tires like this one will be made at the plant.

Judge Blocks Maui County's GM Ban
JUDGE BLOCKS MAUI COUNTY'S GM BAN Nov. 18, 2014 ABC News reports: A federal judge said Friday that Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he considers arguments in a lawsuit against the measure. Both sides have agreed to delay the date the law goes into effect, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren said in his ruling.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak that killed 4 workers
The widow of one of four workers killed in a Houston-area DuPont chemical plant leak has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million. The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that the lawsuit was filed by Michelle Tisnado, who was married to Gilbert Tisnado.

DuPont plant worker's widow to be represented by Beaumont attorneys
DuPont employees and brothers, Robert Tisnado, left, 39 and Gilbert "Gibby" Tisnado, right, 48, died in the DuPont La Porte chemical leak Saturday.

West Pharmaceutical Services VP Sells $1,466,360 in Stock
West Pharmaceutical Services VP John R. Gailey sold 28,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.37, for a total transaction of $1,466,360.00.

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