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    SSAB opens West Coast distribution facilities

    Jan 23, 2015

    SSAB Americas has opened two "distribution facilities" for carbon steel plate on the West Coast, and wary distributors say they are waiting to be shown they won’t be fighting with the producer for business. More »

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    Sheet tags continue to fall; pace slows

    Jan 23, 2015

    Flat-rolled steel prices have lost more ground, shedding another $10 per ton (50 cents per hundredweight) this past week, although the pace of the declines appears to have slowed—at least for now. More »

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    Steel plate falls to lowest level since Oct. '13

    Jan 23, 2015

    Steel plate prices slipped again this past week as mills continue to grapple with short lead times, high import volumes and customers sitting on bloated inventories. More »

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    Deacero makes case for 4.75-mm wire rod imports

    Jan 23, 2015

    Wire rod 4.75 millimeters in diameter provides "benefits" to the domestic wire industry, making it a "shame" that such material is not widely available within the United States, Mexican producer Deacero SAPI de CV told AMM. More »

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    GM driving ahead with mixed materials plan

    Jan 23, 2015

    General Motors Co. will increase its use of materials other than aluminum and steel as part of its "mixed-material" strategy, the automaker said in reference to the company’s all-new Cadillac CT6 sedan. More »

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    Effect of steel slump on ferroalloys eyed

    Jan 23, 2015

    Ferroalloy suppliers are monitoring the effects of declining flat-rolled steel prices in North America, although bulk alloy pricing has held steady so far. More »

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    TMK sees weaker OCTG prices, demand ahead

    Jan 23, 2015

    OAO TMK is bracing for weaker demand and prices for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) this year following the collapse of oil prices. More »

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    Bullish call options activity for USS: trader

    Jan 23, 2015

    Call options trading volumes for U.S. Steel Corp. were three times higher than the daily average, equity and options trader Dan Nathan said on CNBC’s "Options Action" show. More »

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    Deere announces layoffs, shutdowns

    Jan 23, 2015

    Deere & Co. announced indefinite layoffs at five facilities that build agricultural equipment and an extended inventory adjustment shutdown at another More »

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    Ferrovanadium spot prices fall

    Jan 23, 2015

    Ferrovanadium spot prices in North America have tumbled, with some traders looking to liquidate positions as prices drop in Europe, and molybdenum prices also have taken a hit. More »

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    Rio Tinto finishes Kennecott Utah upgrade

    Jan 23, 2015

    Rio Tinto Plc has completed the redesign and installation of a rail car unloading system at Kennecott Utah Copper’s smelter that is expected to speed up cycle times for third-party copper concentrate. More »

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    Mill-grade aluminum scrap prices rise

    Jan 23, 2015

    Mill-grade aluminum scrap prices inched up this past week as stable demand and stronger prices on the London Metal Exchange tempered some effects of ample supply. More »

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    Secondary aluminum alloy trends sideways

    Jan 23, 2015

    Secondary aluminum alloy prices trended sideways for a second week in a row despite gains in the North American special aluminum alloy contract (Nasaac). More »

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