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Rio Tinto chief Sam Walsh says critics of big miners are fuelling 'public anxiety'
"There also seems to be a view that you can talk markets into submission or bend reality to suit your will." : Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Lucca brings more than 25 years of experience, including 7 years with Aqua... )--Regulatory News : ESI Group : Les actionnaires de la societe sont invites a participer a l'Assemblee Generale Mixte qui se tiendra le : Mercredi 22 juillet 2015,... )--Time Inc. plans to release its second quarter 2015 results on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, before the market opens.

Top 4 Large-Cap Stocks In The Major Integrated Oil & Gas Industry With The Highest ROI
Below are the top large-cap major integrated oil & gas stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of return on investment. The trailing-twelve-month return on investment at Sasol Limited is 13.70 percent.

Positive Catalysts Will Force This Miner Higher
Any cash proceeds from a sale or partnership will be used by CLF to buy back discounted debt or equity. Although shares of Cliffs Natural Resources have not performed up to expectations since my first article at the end of January, I believe that the current market is discounting several possible catalysts that have the ability to drive the stock significantly higher in the near future.

Cliffs temporarily lays off 350 workers as part of Empire Mine shutdown
Back in April, a Cliffs Natural Resources spokesperson attributed the shutdown to foreign steel imports being at historic levels, taking 34 percent of the finished steel market. During the shutdown, it's estimated that 350 employees will be laid off temporarily.

One Reason Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) Stock is Falling
Australia's Department of Industry and Science cut its estimate by 10% to $54.40 per tonne from $64.40 per tonne due to weak outlook from China, the commodity's main market, Reuters reports. "China's steel production is forecast to contract in 2015 and 2016 as the seaborne supply of iron ore increases," the Department of Industry and Science said, Reuters noted.

No more plastic bags in recycling bins
A sticker Bowie residents will find on their recycle bins if they include plastic bags in with their other recyclables after July 1. A sticker Bowie residents will find on their recycle bins if they include plastic bags in with their other recyclables after July 1. Due to a change in policy at the Waste Management facility in Capitol Heights where the city's recyclables are taken, Bowie officials are asking resident not to include plastic bags with their other recyclables for curbside pickup starting this week. Instead, residents are being asked to take their old plastic bags to retail stores that recycle them separately.

RPT-UPDATE 1-X2 in 'serious' talks for Rio Tinto's coal assets in Australia -FT
Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis' X2 Resources is in "serious" talks to purchase some of Rio Tinto Plc's Australian coal assets, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. The multibillion-dollar deal talks are at an early stage and have generated solid interest from both sides, the FT reported.

Coal War, Part II: What new steelmaking technology means for Walter Energy and met coal in Alabama
Editor's Note: This is the second installment of the BBJ's five-part online series investigating the state of Alabama's coal industry and its future. When steel emerged in the mid-19th century, coal went from powering locomotives to being the foundation of the very rails they traveled on.

Environmental disaster seemingly averted as Lac Des Iles tests show situation now under control
A potential catastrophe downstream from Lac Des Iles Mine has been averted, says a Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change official. New water quality tests show no damage to the aquatic environment after a tailings pond sinkhole caved in on June 4. Afraid the resulting flow would cause failure of another dam, the Ministry of the Environment allowed the mine to discharge tailings into the watershed.

BHP Billiton shifts responsibility for potash unit
BHP Billiton Ltd. said it was shifting responsibility for its potash unit to group project-management executive Dean Dalla Valle. On Tuesday, the mining company named Mr. Dalla Valle as chief commercial officer and said he, rather than petroleum president Tim Cutt, would now oversee BHP's potash interests.

Former Peace Corps director takes on new role at RTI itnernational
Aaron Williams, who left RTI International in 2009 to become director of the U.S. peace Corps then returned in 2012 as head of international development, is taking on a new role. "Never before has government affairs and corporate communications been as integral to achieving RTI's mission as it is right now," said Wayne Holden, RTI's CEO, in a statement.

Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) & Other Coal Stocks Gain Ground Amid ...
As Dow Jones and S&P 500 Indices plunged on Monday amid concerns over Greece, a group of companies has enjoyed strong gains. The Dow Jones Coal Index inched up by more than 0.1% in Intraday trading, as the Supreme Court ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the rules that restrict the emissions of mercury and other air pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

Hickton says future at RTI uncertain following transition period
Dawne Hickton says she's not quite sure what the future holds for her following Alcoa Inc.'s upcoming acquisition of RTI International Metals Inc. In a letter sent to RTI employees last week, Hickton, vice chair, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh-based company, said she will remain as an advisor to Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld and Executive Vice ... (more)

4 Steel Products Stocks to Buy
Steel products companies use steel as a major input, so they benefit from low steel prices. Steel products are used in construction and manufacturing, which are on an upswing as a result of the growing economy.

Molycorp runs into bankruptcy stumbling block
Greenwood Village-based rare earths miner Molycorp. Inc., which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday , ran into a bankruptcy court stumbling court on Friday.

How a Bet on Rare Earths Flopped as Scarcity Was a Mirage
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. In late 2010, two questions were on the minds of many commodities investors: What are rare earths? And where could they buy some? The group of 17 obscure, difficult-to-pronounce minerals, used in hot-ticket items like smart phones, electric cars and wind turbines, were beginning to post the kind of price gains not seen even in the traditionally volatile energy and metals markets.


Plastics Industry News
West Announces Quarterly Dividend
The dividend will be paid on August 5, 2015 to shareholders of record as of July 22, 2015. West Pharmaceutical Services is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products.

Dr. K Movement helps St. Rose youth, Jehovah's Witnesses will meet
Dr. K. Movement Inc., a non-profit youth motivation organization in St. Rose, continues to plan activities to help young people make good decisions. Assisting Straughter are Ferdneit Downey as vice president; Amika Smith as secretary; Miguel Thorton, spokesman; and Devona L'Herisse is the events coordinator.

So far in 2015, the Materials sector has been lagging the general market.
NEW YORK -- So far in 2015, the Materials sector has been lagging behind the market. On a year to date basis, through the first half of the year, the S&P materials sector index fell by 0.58% compared to a slight 0.2% increase for the S&P 500 as a whole.

Top 4 Small-Cap Stocks In The General Building Materials Industry With The Highest ROI
Below are the top small-cap general building materials stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of return on investment. The trailing-twelve-month return on investment at Trex Company, Inc. is 37.50 percent.

Dow does it again
The Dow Chemical Company returns as sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging InnovationsA at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 , according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Dow is a longtime sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations, which highlights award-winning packaging from around the world, displaying prize-winning entries from international packaging competitions.

Sustainable Manufacturing: a Q&a With Eastman Chemical's Mark Cox
For major chemical manufacturers, having a sustainability program has become the new norm and Eastman Chemical Company is no exception. In fact, the company's track record of sustainability efforts even include Environmental Protection Agency awards and recognition.

NEWS Pacur and partners unveil a medical packaging alternative
Wisconsin-based sheet extruder Pacur LLC, alongside partners Eastman Chemical Co.

Dupont Desires Continued Trian Relationship, Despite Rejecting Seats On The Board
Billionaire Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, L.P. lost its long-standing fight to join E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co 's board earlier this year when shareholders voted against it. Ellen Kullman, Dupont CEO, was on CNBC recently to discuss the company's relationship with Trian and whether Dupont will continue to engage with the hedge fund.

Dow Chemical: A Supply Chain Under Constant Change
Noelle Walsh, corporate vice president of supply chain with The Dow Chemical Company, outlines the chemical industry giant's efforts in becoming more customer-focused, while synchronizing its supply chain upstream to suppliers, and downstream to customers.

Dow Chemical disputes report calling 2,4-D herbicide 'possibly carcinogenic'
An arm of the World Health Organization has listed a widely-used herbicide made by The Dow Chemical Co. and other companies among "possible" human carcinogens.

Dow Scientists Receive Prestigious "Heroes of Chemistry" Award
Scientists from The Dow Chemical Company who led the development of INSITE catalyst, a revolutionary technology that made possible highly-tailored materials bridging the properties of plastic and rubber, today were named among the 2015 "Heroes of Chemistry," a prestigious award given by the American Chemical Society . "Innovation is a key driver of Dow's growth strategy," said A.N. Sreeram, Ph.D., Dow corporate vice president of research and development.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Our Ref. MJ1574 ISIN Code. XS1215075109 INTEREST AMT PER DENOM. CURRE... )--Scientists from The Dow Chemical Company who led the development of INSITETM catalyst, a revolutionary technology that made possible highly-tailored mate... )--El Servicio Publico de Arizona ha contratado a la empresa Westinghouse Electric para instalar el primer sistema MobiusTM, un sistema de boracion continuada creado para l... )--Crane Co.

NEWS Plastics Plus turns 25, continues growth in compounding, distribution
In April, the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based firm added nylon resins and compounds from Radici Group to its distribution lineup. That move came less than a year after Plastics Plus added compounds from Citadel Plastics, which is now owned by A. Schulman Inc. Roger Ziemba launched the firm in 1990, shortly after ending a 10-year career with General Electric Co.

Yokohama hires Kenny for tech service post
Mr. Kenny most recently worked for Hankook Tire Corp., where he was vice president of R&D. He previously worked for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Best And Worst: Small Cap Value ETFs, Mutual Funds And Key Holdings
VBR is our top rated Small Cap Value ETF and SPSCX is our top rated Small Cap Value mutual fund. The Small Cap Value style ranks 11th out of the 12 fund styles as detailed in our 2Q15 Style Rankings report .

Dow Commends Passage Of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
DOW COMMENDS PASSAGE OF TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY LEGISLATION Jun. 29, 2015 Source: Dow news release The Dow Chemical Company welcomes the passage of The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. This bipartisan and modernized Trade Promotion Authority legislation is an important next step in strengthening the U.S. economy and serves as a necessary element to drive America's leadership of the global rules-based trading system.

Sadara Joint Venture Now 94 Percent Complete - On Track For First...
Sadara Chemical Company is progressing on-budget and on-schedule in alignment with Dow's strategy to enable cost-advantaged growth in fast-growing regions such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe. Sadara is a joint venture developed by The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Arabian Oil Company .

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