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    Essar Steel Algoma said to have bid for USSC

    Jul 31, 2015

    Essar Steel Algoma Inc. has likely placed a bid for U.S. Steel Canada Inc., according to industry sources. More »

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    Cold-rolled coil probe decision due in mid-Aug.

    Jul 31, 2015

    The U.S. Commerce Department will decide Aug. 18 whether to initiate an investigation into imports of cold-rolled steel from eight countries targeted in a landmark trade case, a spokeswoman for the agency told AMM. More »

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    Court denies injunction vs. Mississippi Silicon

    Jul 31, 2015

    A Mississippi court has denied a motion for an injunction preventing the construction of Mississippi Silicon LLC's manufacturing plant in Burnsville, Miss. More »

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    Ford F-150 almost sweeps IIHS safety tests

    Jul 31, 2015

    Ford Motor Co.’s aluminum-intensive 2015 F-150 pickup truck has received a positive safety-performance review from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which said the vehicle held strong in all tests except one. More »

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    US steel usage to fall in 2015: ArcelorMittal

    Jul 31, 2015

    ArcelorMittal SA expects U.S. apparent steel consumption to fall in 2015 despite an anticipated strong end to the year, company executives said. More »

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    Secondary aluminum tags still pressured

    Jul 31, 2015

    Secondary smelters' aluminum scrap prices continue to feel the heat as ingot makers lower scrap bids in a move to hedge further deterioration in secondary aluminum alloy tags. More »

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    No major tech tweaks seen for CMC Durant

    Jul 31, 2015

    Commercial Metals Co.’s (CMC's) proposed steel mill in Oklahoma will see only minor technological tweaks relative to the Arizona mill it commissioned in 2009, according to mill builder Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA. More »

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    Ferroalloy spot mart mired in slump

    Jul 31, 2015

    The North American ferroalloy spot market continues to be in a seasonal slump, though molybdenum suppliers are hopeful of a recovery in pricing soon, after free-market prices recently tumbled to their lowest level in more than a decade. More »

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    Buying spurt sends US copper premium up

    Jul 31, 2015

    U.S. copper cathode premiums rose this past week for the first time since January following a small spurt of spot buying activity, possibly from rod mills, although market participants expect the boost to be short-lived. More »

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    Orbite's Quebec alumina plant eyes 2d-half start

    Jul 31, 2015

    Orbite Aluminae Inc.’s new production facility in Cap-Chat, Quebec, is on track for start-up in the second half of the year, the company said July 31. More »

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    TimkenSteel stung by energy plunge

    Jul 31, 2015

    TimkenSteel Corp.’s melt utilization rate plunged to 47 percent in the second quarter, as the special bar quality steelmaker struggled with destocking in a weak energy sector. More »

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    ArcelorMittal touts US pellet supply potential

    Jul 31, 2015

    ArcelorMittal SA could supply iron ore pellets to its mills in the United States from its upstream operations in Canada if necessary, a company executive said. More »

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    Imports, tepid market keep US beam tags flat

    Jul 31, 2015

    Domestic wide-flange beam prices remained unchanged this past week, with trade cases against imported steel beams possibly the only way to upend continued flat pricing amid declining raw material prices and soft demand, according to market participants. More »

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