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Workers underground at Vale's Taquari-Vassouras   potash mine in Brazil. Credit: Vale

Moody’s puts 55 miners on review for downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service has put the credit ratings of 55 mining companies under review due to poor market conditions, noting this downturn marks a “unprecedented shift” for the mining industry.

Aluminum cuts deepest for facilities in US

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is idling three of its four U.S. aluminum smelters, taking out annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes of aluminum and 1.2 million tonnes of alumina to curb costs, amid low prices.

Wall Street marches higher, April 6-10

U.S. stocks rose for a second straight week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 294.41 points to 18,057.65 and the S&P 500 Index gained 35.1 points to finish at 2,102.06. Both indexes were up 1.7%. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.2% to…

U.S. equities slip, Jan.5-9

The U.S. market fell during the week amid lower oil prices. The S&P 500 Index slipped 13.39 points to 2,044.81, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 95.62 points to 17,737.37. The Nasdaq Composite closed down 22.74 points at…

US stocks march higher, Sept. 2-5

U.S. equities ended the week on a positive note, despite a weak jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 39 points to 17,137.36, while the S&P 500 Index added 4 points to 2,007.71. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite…

U.S. markets unsettled, July 21-25

The gold price faltered despite rising geopolitical tension across Europe, and down with it went the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 139.61 points over the week to close at 16,960.57. The S&P 500 fared better, closing almost even…

US stocks drop, July 7-11

The S&P 500 Index dropped 18 points to 1,967.57, marking its worst week since April, as European economic uncertainty continued. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 124 points to 16,943.81, while the Nasdaq Composite Index gave back 70…

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