• 2015 was a year spent on a near-steady downhill path Nov 23, 2015

    You could put 2015 down in the books – at least for the various metals sectors – as “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fortune.” Last year at this time, although 2014 had not been as strong as anticipated, the outlook for 2015 was hopeful, if not certain.

  • Ben Bernanke’s victory tour skips key historical spots Nov 23, 2015

    Ben Bernanke is taking a victory lap with the publication of his book The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath.

  • Safety has become key element to steelmaking culture Nov 23, 2015

    Workers in the steel-manufacturing industry face many safety risks due to the nature of the job, analysts say, and how well safety procedures and regulations are followed within an organization is considered to be influenced by the reigning culture of the organization.

  • Construction gains expected in 2016, may lift metals Nov 23, 2015

    The outlook appears bright for U.S. construction starts, with gains expected to continue in 2016 following a significant uptick this year.

  • Producers see some mixed results in quarterly reports Nov 23, 2015

    Alcoa Inc. will curtail the operations of three of its U.S. aluminum smelters and one domestic refinery, lifting to 45 percent the percentage of its smelting capacity curtailed, closed or divested since 2007.

  • Steel’s health challenged, importance is stressed Sep 30, 2015

    Ever since the beginning of the depths of the Great Recession, metals sector executives, employees and investors have been pulling hard to keep business strong, improve productivity and make the right moves to position their companies to become more competitive.