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  • Commerce to name data chief Jul 16, 2014

    The U.S. Commerce Department will hire its first-ever chief data officer, but AMM has been told that no changes are in the works for metals-related data.

  • New technology may boost copper wiring Jul 15, 2014

    The use of copper wiring in broadband data transmission has been given a shot in the arm after a new technology from Alcatel-Lucent set a world record for data transmission speeds over copper telephone lines.

  • Stainless steel scrap pricing trends sideways Jul 15, 2014

    Stainless steel scrap prices were relatively stable this week due in part to steady London Metal Exchange nickel prices, with market participants noting comfortable supply-side dynamics amid a summer slowdown in activity.

  • Copper, brass service center shipments tumble Jul 15, 2014

    Copper and brass shipments by service centers dropped in May compared with a year earlier, according to Copper and Brass Servicenter Association (CBSA) data.

  • Mercator-Intergeo merger threatened Jul 15, 2014

    Mercator Minerals Ltd. is considering alternatives after Intergeo MMC Ltd. told the copper-molybdenum mining company that it may not extend the deadline for their merger agreement.

  • Signature to upgrade press line Jul 15, 2014

    Signature Aluminum Canada Inc. has selected Granco Clark Inc. to supply performance upgrades to its existing 3,000-ton extrusion line.

  • WTO sides with India in complaint against US Jul 14, 2014

    Indian steelmakers did not benefit from some government subsidies, contrary to claims by the United States, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled July 14.

  • Toyota to expand use of aluminum in Camry Jul 14, 2014

    Toyota Motor Corp. will dramatically expand the use of aluminum body panels and structures in its 2018 Camry, a major step in a global shift toward increased aluminum usage in cars and trucks.

  • Alcoa supply deal intrudes on titanium Jul 14, 2014

    Alcoa Inc.’s $1.1-billion deal to supply aluminum fan blade forgings to Pratt & Whitney Corp. (P&W) represents another inroad into one of titanium’s major aircraft engine roles.

  • Hecla sees increased zinc, lead output at Lucky Strike Jul 14, 2014

    Lead and zinc miner Hecla Mining Co. produced 10,230 tons of lead and 17,383 tons of zinc at its Lucky Friday Mine in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, during the second quarter.

  • Ferrochrome consumption mixed in April Jul 14, 2014

    High-carbon ferrochrome consumption in the United States trended down in April compared with March, but year-to-date ferrochrome consumption was up from last year’s level, according to U.S. Geological Survey statistics.

  • Orbite facility step closer to completion Jul 14, 2014

    Orbite Aluminae Inc. is moving closer to completing its high-purity alumina production facility in Cap-Chat, Quebec.

  • CME approves warehouse in Mich. to store aluminum Jul 14, 2014

    CME Group Inc. has approved Dearborn Distribution Services Inc.’s application to store aluminum against the Comex aluminum futures contract at the warehouse company’s Dearborn, Mich., facility.

  • LME, banks face another zinc lawsuit Jul 11, 2014

    Galvanizers Co. has filed a class-action lawsuit against the London Metal Exchange, Glencore Xstrata Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and their respective warehousing units over alleged warehouse manipulation that it claims has driven up U.S. zinc premiums

  • Ferrochrome prices climb on strong demand Jul 11, 2014

    Ferrochrome spot prices have moved up on the back of sustained strong demand and tight supply, while ferrovanadium and molybdenum spot prices continue to show weakness.

  • Silicon prices rise as supply problems persist Jul 11, 2014

    Silicon metal prices have increased significantly over the past month, with sources noting that continued problems from power issues in Brazil coupled with lower production at a smelter in Australia had reduced U.S. imports.

  • Thompson Creek moly output falls, copper rises Jul 11, 2014

    Thompson Creek Metals Co. produced 16 million pounds of copper in the second quarter, up 12.7 percent from 14.2 million pounds in the first three months of the year.

  • US brass mill imports up, exports dip in May Jul 11, 2014

    U.S. imports of brass mill products increased in May compared with the same month last year while exports fell, according to data from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Atlantic eyeing $122M Windimurra restructuring Jul 11, 2014

    Atlantic Ltd. is proposing an Australian $130-million ($122.1-million) restructuring of its Windimurra vanadium operations in Western Australia aimed at addressing "production bottlenecks."

  • NAN reappoints execs, re-elects directors Jul 11, 2014

    North American Nickel Inc. (NAN) has reappointed four executives and re-elected six directors to the board at its annual general meeting.

  • Royal Nickel executes $4.7M equity financing agreement Jul 11, 2014

    Royal Nickel Corp. (RNC) has completed its Canadian $5-million ($4.7-million) equity financing deal, the company said July 11.

  • Capstone copper output on target in 2d qtr. Jul 10, 2014

    Capstone Mining Corp.’s Pinto Valley, Cozamin and Minto mines produced 27,700 tonnes of copper in concentrate and cathode in the second quarter, virtually even with the first three months of the year, the company said July 10.

  • Weak markets force General Cable restructure Jul 10, 2014

    A “lack of consistent momentum in utility and construction spending,” as well as underperforming assets abroad, were behind General Cable’s decision to restructure its business, executive vice president and chief financial officer Brian Robinson said.

  • Alcoa to see boost from autos: analyst Jul 10, 2014

    Alcoa Inc’s Global Rolled Products and Engineered Products and Solutions segments are positioned to capitalize on emerging trends in global aerospace and automotive markets, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

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