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  • Ferrosilicon trade case ruling unlikely to affect prices Jul 28, 2014

    The Commerce Department’s decision not to impose anti-dumping duties on U.S. imports of Russian ferrosilicon is not expected to impact the domestic market until 2015 contract negotiations begin later this year, market participants said.

  • Ford’s aluminum F-150 gets price hike Jul 28, 2014

    Ford Motor Co. has begun receiving orders from U.S. and Canadian dealers for the 2015 F-150, an aluminum-bodied pickup truck that will be priced slightly higher than the 2014 model.

  • Asarco will pay $40,000 to settle alleged water violation Jul 28, 2014

    Asarco LLC has agreed to pay a $40,000 penalty to settle allegations that it illegally discharged more than 1 million gallons of water mixed with mill tailings from its Ray copper mine into the Gila River, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) said.

  • General Moly finishes Liberty project prefeasibility study Jul 28, 2014

    General Moly Inc. has completed an updated prefeasibility study for its Liberty project in Nevada that estimates average annual production of 12.6 million pounds of molybdenum and 9.6 million pounds of copper over a 32-year mine life.

  • Russian ferrosilicon escapes US duties Jul 25, 2014

    U.S. imports of Russian ferrosilicon have escaped anti-dumping duties after the Commerce Department confirmed its preliminary negative ruling, but Venezuelan shipments will face duties of more than 20 percent.

  • Mississippi Silicon, Rima undeterred by lawsuit Jul 25, 2014

    Mississippi Silicon LLC and Rima Industrial SA said they are proceeding with the construction of a silicon metal production facility in Mississippi "without delay," despite another lawsuit filed by a subsidiary of Globe Specialty Metals Inc.

  • Regulators against Noranda rate deal Jul 25, 2014

    Missouri utility regulators have said they would deny Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s request for a lower electric rate from power provider Ameren Missouri, dealing it a potentially serious setback.

  • Freeport to resume exports from Grasberg Mine Jul 25, 2014

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government allowing it to resume copper concentrate exports from its Grasberg Mine.

  • Vale nickel output falls amid planned outage at Sudbury Jul 25, 2014

    Vale SA reported lower nickel production in the second quarter due to decreased output at its Sudbury operations in Ontario, according to the miner’s quarterly production report.

  • Brazil outages could boost US silicon prices Jul 24, 2014

    Silicon production outages in Brazil could lead to supply shortfalls and spot price increases if the situation continues, North American silicon market participants said, although manganese alloy suppliers expect little impact on their market.

  • Kaiser plans extrusion growth on auto strength Jul 24, 2014

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp. is actively expanding its automotive extrusion capabilities in an effort to meet spiking demand from the sector, the company’s top executive said.

  • Teck earnings slide in second quarter Jul 24, 2014

    Teck Resources Ltd.’s second-quarter earnings were dented by weaker copper results, but profits from its zinc business surged due in part to stronger sales and higher pricing.

  • Pension trust’s move to block Ormet smelter sale rejected Jul 24, 2014

    A bankruptcy court judge has rejected the Steelworkers Pension Trust’s motion to stop the sale of Ormet Corp.’s aluminum smelter in Hannibal, Ohio.

  • Stronger aero, auto demand lift Kaiser's net Jul 24, 2014

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s net income climbed in the second quarter as improved demand for aerospace, automotive and extrusion applications helped offset lower prices for heat-treat plate products.

  • Freeport-McMoRan bullish on copper prices Jul 23, 2014

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc.’s realized copper prices have been flat, but the company expects prices to be strong going forward.

  • Strong demand lifts Freeport’s moly prices Jul 23, 2014

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has credited improved demand for a rise in molybdenum prices in the second quarter.

  • Schumer backs US ferrosilicon firms Jul 22, 2014

    Sen. Charles Schume has urged the Commerce Department to consider allegations from companies including Globe Specialty Metals Inc. that Russian suppliers of ferrosilicon "misreported critical facts" during the agency’s anti-dumping investigation.

  • Noranda Income Fund logs loss in 2d qtr. Jul 22, 2014

    Noranda Income Fund, which owns a zinc processing facility in Quebec, posted a second-quarter net loss due to an unplanned maintenance outage, electrical equipment failures and lower zinc metal production and sales.

  • Global refined copper mart deficit widens in April: ICSG Jul 22, 2014

    The global refined copper market deficit widened to 183,000 tonnes in April from an 84,000-tonne deficit the previous month, according to preliminary data from the International Copper Study Group.

  • Acquisitions boost Mueller 2d-qtr. results Jul 22, 2014

    Copper, brass and aluminum pipe and tube maker Mueller Industries Inc. saw its second-quarter earnings jump 37.8 percent from a year earlier after adjusting for a $65.6-million gain from an insurance claim settled in the second quarter of 2013.

  • US aluminum extruders weighing trade action Jul 22, 2014

    U.S. aluminum extruders are considering filing a trade complaint after it emerged that a Chinese-owned billet producer is storing a massive stockpile of aluminum extrusions at a facility in Mexico.

  • CIT rules for Golden Dragon in copper tube trade case Jul 22, 2014

    The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has dismissed a lawsuit filed by domestic copper tube producers in an anti-dumping trade case involving Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group Inc.

  • Century labor deal ratified by USW Jul 21, 2014

    Unionized workers at Century Aluminum Sebree LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Co., have ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement.

  • Aircraft, engine backlogs lift aerospace metals Jul 21, 2014

    Backlogs for airliners and engines are providing a "momentum lift" to aerospace metals, according to some industry analysts.

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