Top Storieshttp://www.amm.comhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/amm/lYqlTo emulate the stories captured in positionid 2607061©2014 www.amm.com60Top Stories‘Unplanned stoppage’ hits AK Ashland furnaceAK Steel Corp.’s Ashland (Ky.) Works recently suffered an "unplanned stoppage" of its blast furnace, a company spokesman said, confirming industry reports. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366321/Unplanned-stoppage-hits-AK-Ashland-furnace.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 21:08:00 GMTScrap exporter poised to enter W. Coast martA new metal recycling company in Washington state is poised to compete in the ferrous scrap bulk export market, bringing the total number of bulk exporters in the Pacific Northwest to three. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366351/Scrap-exporter-poised-to-enter-W-Coast-mart.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 23:42:00 GMTOCTG gains momentum after dumping verdictOil country tubular goods (OCTG) prices are gathering steam following the recent anti-dumping trade case ruling that saw duties levied against South Korea, the largest overseas supplier of the product to the United States. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366326/OCTG-gains-momentum-after-dumping-verdict.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 21:56:00 GMTDeacero mulls wire rod ruling appealMexican steelmaker Deacero SAPI de CV and subsidiary Deacero USA Inc. could appeal the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision to continue anti-dumping duties on imports of wire rod from Mexico, according to a legal filing. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366359/Deacero-mulls-wire-rod-ruling-appeal.htmlWed, 30 Jul 2014 00:34:00 GMTBlaze, Newell enter merger dealBlaze Recycling & Metals LLC and Newell Recycling of Georgia LLC have entered a definitive merger agreement that will create a powerful player in the Southeast. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366290/Blaze-Newell-enter-merger-deal.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:17:00 GMTAK Steel losses narrow in qtr. as sales riseAK Steel Corp. narrowed its net loss by 57.7 percent in the second quarter as increased sales outweighed the lingering impact of harsh winter weather, with the company upbeat of a better second half. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366276/AK-Steel-losses-narrow-in-qtr-as-sales-rise.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 16:26:00 GMTUSS logs loss in qtr.; better times seen aheadU.S. Steel Corp. slid into the red in the second quarter after a difficult winter and operational problems dented results, but it sees better times ahead. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366346/USS-logs-loss-in-qtr-better-times-seen-ahead.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 23:15:00 GMTHigh costs push Castle deeper into redMetals and plastics distributor A.M. Castle & Co. experienced a disappointing second quarter, the company’s top executive said, as steep operating costs ate up more than half of $249.5 million in quarterly sales amid broader restructuring. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366328/High-costs-push-Castle-deeper-into-red.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 22:07:00 GMTGrafTech posts 2d-qtr. loss of $160MGrafTech International Ltd. expects its graphite electrode production facilities to run at full capacity in the second half of the year as the company’s steelmaking customers are cautiously optimistic about their business for the remainder of 2014. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366304/GrafTech-posts-2d-qtr-loss-of-160M.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:06:00 GMTKodak files lawsuit against banks, LMEEastman Kodak Co. has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Glencore Xstrata Plc, the London Metal Exchange and others for allegedly scheming to inflate the value of aluminum stored in LME-approved warehouses. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366348/Kodak-files-lawsuit-against-banks-LME.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 23:29:00 GMTPrimary aluminum sees revenue drop: CensusU.S. manufacturers of primary aluminum products saw significant drops in revenue and industrywide consolidation following the 2008 global financial crisis, according to the 2012 Economic Census. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366352/Primary-aluminum-sees-revenue-drop-Census.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 23:54:00 GMTZorba said unlikely to boost twitch pricesDomestic prices for twitch, a high-quality nonferrous auto shred, are unlikely to rise even if export tags for its zorba feedstock increase next month, market participants said. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366324/Zorba-said-unlikely-to-boost-twitch-prices.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 21:40:00 GMTAK execs see electrical steel turnaroundAK Steel Corp. believes that "after a multi-year decline, the tide is beginning to turn" for the global electrical steel market. http://www.amm.com/Article/3366323/AK-execs-see-electrical-steel-turnaround.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 21:25:00 GMT