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Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: BHP, GSK, EC, VALE, ABB
The prices of BHP Billiton Ltd shares have declined to close to the 52-week low of $63.33, which is 15.2% off the 52-week high of $73.91. BHP Billiton Ltd is owned by 6 Gurus we are tracking.

Cliffs Natural Resources Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
Cliffs Natural Resources has earned a consensus recommendation of "Hold" from the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports . Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company.

NASDAQ Falls 0.35%; Alibaba Shares Surge
Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.13 percent to 17,289.20 while the NASDAQ dropped 0.35 percent to 4,577.47. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.04 percent to 2,010.49.

Molycorp Inc (MCP), Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (GILT): Howard...
As we continue to track hedge funds' activity, I came across two interesting transactions that took place recently. Howard Marks ' Oaktree Capital Management started a new position in Molycorp Inc , with 24.47 million shares, while James Dinan 's York Capital Management trimmed its exposure to Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd by 14%.

Oakland Mayor, Garbage Companies Reach Deal
A tentative agreement has been reached to settle a dispute over the city of Oakland's garbage contract, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and garbage company officials said Thursday. Waste Management, which is based in Houston and is the country's largest trash hauler, has provided garbage service in Oakland for more than 100 years, but on Aug. 13 the Oakland City Council voted to award a new $1 billion contract to California Waste Solutions, and Oakland firm.

Sidoti Upgrades Minerals Technologies to "Buy"
Shares of Minerals Technologies traded up 1.94% on Friday, hitting $62.59. 127,816 shares of the company's stock traded hands.

Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) Updates FY14 Earnings Guidance
Valmont Industries, Inc. updated its FY14 earnings guidance on Friday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.00-9.20 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.46, Analyst Ratings Net reports.

BUYINS.NET: Market Maker Surveillance Report. MCP, GE, T, YHOO, HERO, ...
BUYINS.NET: Market Maker Surveillance Report. MCP, GE, T, YHOO, HERO, MONIF, Highest Net Sell Volume and Negative Price Friction For Thursday, September 18th 2014 BUYINS.NET / www.buyins.net, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for Thursday.

2 Significant Warning Signs
It's hard to say whether negative fundamental developments are negative for the markets in a world where the worse the better, given the monetary response. However, in this article, I identify two clear warnings signs which have been evolving in the last couple of months.

Walter Energy: What The Stock And Bond Prices Are Telling Us
Walter Energy is one of the most operationally leveraged and commodity-driven investments in the financial markets. A $10 move in the price of Met Coal can cause about an $80 million shift in EBITDA.

Rural recycling program under scrutiny an hour ago Courtesy Stations...
Waste Management gave Commissioner Gary Burns 30 days to spend thousands on a compactor or else it will stop driving the Precinct 3 route. "I didn't think it was any big deal, but it's one of the most successful programs we've had," Burns said about the program that began about two years ago.

Precision Castparts Corp. Assigned "A" Credit Rating
Precision Castparts Corp. has received an "A" credit rating from Morningstar . The firm's "A" rating indicates that the company is a low default risk.

Endless possibilities
Area residents and officials gathered Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting for the new shell building at the Patriot Centre at Beaver Creek.

Arrium shares hit all-time low
Shares in iron ore miner and steelmaker Arrium have slumped to an all-time low as it hits investors for more than $750 million to pay down debt. Arrium shares fell 16.5 cents to 40 cents on Thursday, the lowest level since the company, formerly known as OneSteel, was spun off from BHP in 2000.

The Met Coal Market in 2014: Conditions to Improve, Says Joe Aldina
At the 2014 Coal Association of Canada Conference and Trade Show, held in Vancouver from September 10 to 12, several analysts shared their views on the thermal and metallurgical coal markets. Overall, the picture doesn't look too rosy for coal, but there is certainly some silver lining.

Customs Trolls and the False Claims Act
Want to see the tip of the spear of a new aspect of the practice of customs law? Take a look at United States of America ex rel. Customs Fraud Investigations, LLC v.

Cliffs Natural Resources looking to exit Ontario's Ring of Fire
A major player in Ontario's Ring of Fire is considering selling a key property in the mineral belt, adding more uncertainty to a stalled project that was supposed to help boost the province's northern economy. this week signalled it could sell its huge chromite deposit in the Ring of Fire - a 5,000-square-kilometre crescent of chromite, nickel, copper, zinc and gold thought to be worth as much as $50-billion during the commodity boom.

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Plastics Industry News
Taminco Shareholder Alert: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong...
Click here to learn about the case: http://docs.wongesq.com/TAM-Info-Request-Form-402 . There is no cost or obligation to you.

Loading Dock Theatre Presents the Twelfth Labor, Now thru 10/11
Loading Dock Theatre presents The Twelfth Labor, a world premiere epic family drama by Leegrid Stevens. Matt Torney directs a cast of eleven, including Cynthia Babak *, Amy Bizjak *, Jed Dickson *, Jonathan Draxton, Dennis Gagomiros*, Shelby Hightower, Michael Huston *, Tanis LePore, Lynne McCollough *, Erin Treadway, and Brian White .

Dow AgroSciences expands Davenport, Iowa, R&D site
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, held a community open house on Aug. 21, to showcase the expansion of the company's Iowa Field Research Station in Davenport. At the open house, a donation of $10,000 was given to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate as a way of giving back to the local community where our employees have lived and worked for more than 17 years.

's Top Upgrades
Analysts at Wunderlich upgraded Texas Capital Bancshares from Hold to Buy. The target price for Texas Capital Bancshares has been raised from $56 to $75.

Albemarle Corporation sets November 14 as date of special shareholder ...
Additional information about the special meeting is included in the preliminary Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus which was filed with the , and in the definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus which is expected to be mailed to shareholders of record in the coming weeks. Transaction Details As announced on , Albemarle and Rockwood have entered into a definitive agreement under which Albemarle will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Rockwood in a cash and stock transaction.

DuPont Patent Suit Over Printing Products Dismissed
A federal judge in Trenton, N.J., has dismissed claims by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., that a competitor infringed two of its patents for flexographic printing equipment. In a suit filed in 2006, DuPont asserted that patents for its Cyrel FAST line of equipment for making thermal printing plates were infringed by the LAVA line of printing products sold by MacDermid Printing Solutions of Atlanta.

Dow AgroSciences, Elanco Announce Joint R & D Agreement
DOW AGROSCIENCES, ELANCO ANNOUNCE JOINT R & D AGREEMENT Sep. 18, 2014 Source: joint company news release Two Indiana agricultural companies, Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company , and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company , are announcing a strategic research and development agreement that will focus on developing integrated solutions to enable livestock producers to increase meat and milk production to meet the demands of the growing global population. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization , demand for meat, milk, and eggs will increase by more than 60 percent in the next few decades.

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Peak On Post-Fed Momentum
The Dow Jones Industrial Average continued its ascent today -- hitting a record high for the third straight session , and finishing above the 17,200 level for the first time ever -- as investors cheered the Federal Open Market Committee's decision yesterday to maintain low interest rates for a "considerable time." The S&P 500 Index followed suit, topping out at an all-time peak of 2,012.34, and closing above the critical double-millennium mark for a second straight day.

Deutsche Bank Reaffirms Buy Rating for E I Du Pont De Nemours And
's stock had its "buy" rating reissued by research analysts at Deutsche Bank in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $80.00 price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of $75.00.

Fortune Lists 50 'Most Powerful Women in Business'
Fortune' s annual list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business is here. Somehow, Iggy Azalea didn't make the cut.

Stocks Knock Out Firm Gains; Vipshop Climbs
The Nasdaq and the Dow Jones industrial average were up 0.5% each. The S&P 500 added 0.4%.

Dow Achieves Significant Strategic Milestone As USDA Allows...
"Enlist is a next-generation technology that will drive critical improvements for the agricultural industry. Yesterday's announcement represents a significant milestone and key catalyst in Dow's strategic plans for long-term growth and further accelerates the Company's transformation into one of the world's most important science and technology companies," said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow's Chairman and CEO.

Billionaire Rally Car Driver Plans Debut Eurobond: Poland Credit
Polish billionaire Michal Solowow, who controls synthetic rubber producer Synthos SA, is preparing to sell his first Eurobond to fund expansion and repay debt. The company, which supplies tiremakers including Michelin & Cie.

Notice of Goodyear Suit to Come Via Online Ad Blast
A Colorado federal judge has granted permission for notice of a proposed class action against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to be displayed in an online banner advertisement that may be seen by 41 million viewers.

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report
Plastics News special report brought to you by NOVA Chemicals provides in-depth analysis of the plastics caps and closures market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in caps design, machinery trends and regulatory issues impacting processors and mold makers. In addition, we profile leading processors, mold/tool manufacturers and materials suppliers, assessing their business strategies, challenges and manufacturing & production outlook.

PolyOne helps nonprofit get water purification to more places in need
Resin giant PolyOne Corp. is teaming up with WaterStep, a non-profit water purification agency, to help the group assist a greater number of disaster victims around the world. WaterStep, based in Louisville, Ky., delivers water treatment, health and hygiene products and training as well as disaster relief by providing people access to safe, clean water.

Nelson Peltz Urges DuPont To Break Itself Up
I cover breaking market news and, separately, personal finance for millennials. Got my training on the beat from TODAY show financial editor Jean Chatzky along with my own cornucopia of student loans.

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