Top Storieshttp://www.amm.com emulate the stories captured in positionid 2607061©2015 www.amm.com60Top StoriesLow demand, oil prices drag OCTG to new lowDistributor selling prices for oil country tubular goods (OCTG) took another beating in March, sinking to a 63-month low as slumping oil prices continued to crimp OCTG demand., 26 Mar 2015 20:49:00 GMTSteel under siege, execs tell CongressThe U.S. steel industry is facing a flood of unfairly traded imports, crumbling infrastructure and a lack of relevant skills, top steel executives said at the Congressional Steel Caucus “State of Steel” hearing in Washington March 26., 26 Mar 2015 21:22:00 GMTRebar, scrap prices diverging: CMCU.S. rebar prices have been more loosely correlated with ferrous scrap prices recently, with talk of an automatic scrap "surcharge" mechanism becoming outdated, top executives at Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) said., 26 Mar 2015 20:14:00 GMTHeavy rain idles Chile copper minesThe idling of copper mines in northern Chile is unlikely to significantly affect global supply, according to analysts at BMO Capital Markets Corp., although one analyst believes it could support prices in the very near term., 26 Mar 2015 19:04:00 GMTAlcoa gets $250M loan for Tenn. expansionAlcoa Inc. has secured a $259-million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund the expansion of automotive aluminum sheet production at its facility in Alcoa, Tenn., the agency said March 26., 26 Mar 2015 21:40:00 GMTScrap tags may be nearing floor: CMC's AlvaradoScrap prices may be nearing a floor in the near term, according to Commercial Metals Co.’s (CMC’s) top executive., 26 Mar 2015 21:45:00 GMTRepublic Steel cuts staff in OhioRepublic Steel Co. is planning to temporarily lay off some 200 employees at its Lorain, Ohio, plant because of declining conditions in the oil and gas markets., 26 Mar 2015 21:28:00 GMTSteel price drop slowing: WorthingtonWorthington Industries Inc. expects the decline in steel prices to slow after sagging prices took a toll on the company’s quarterly earnings results, company executives said., 26 Mar 2015 21:22:00 GMTWorthington Industries in the redWorthington Industries Inc. plunged into the red in its fiscal third quarter on restructuring costs and a steep decline in steel prices., 26 Mar 2015 14:27:00 GMTGrede investing $20M in NC upgradeSpecialty iron castings manufacturer Grede Holdings LLC plans to invest more than $20 million over the next three years to upgrade its Biscoe, N.C., facility to support its growing commercial vehicle business., 26 Mar 2015 20:52:00 GMTFirst Nickel narrows net loss in ’14First Nickel Inc. trimmed its losses in 2014 thanks to higher nickel prices and sales volumes., 26 Mar 2015 21:52:00 GMTCopper discounts rise, mart confusedVolatility in primary copper prices has undermined the willingness of copper scrap buyers and sellers to take big positions in the market, according to sources, who saw steeper scrap discounts this week., 26 Mar 2015 17:47:00 GMTOhio recycler seeks Ch. 11 bankruptcy protectionOhio Scrap Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection., 26 Mar 2015 15:54:00 GMTSurvey: Your views on videoThe editorial team at AMM is conducting a short survey to collect information on how you consume news content, both on our site and across other platforms, particularly video., 26 Mar 2015 19:19:00 GMT