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Why Low Oil Prices Could Make Russia's Putin Even More Combative

Why Low Oil Prices Could Make Russia's Putin Even More Combative

For every dollar off the price of a barrel of oil, the Russian government loses $1.7 billion in annual revenue. Its 2015 budget depends on $100-a-barrel prices.

11/19/14 - 04:29 PM EST

McConnell Promises Republicans Will Quickly Resurrect Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats.

11/19/14 - 08:01 AM EST

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Gold Drops $20 On Swiss 'No' Opinion Poll, Edges Back Towards $1,200

Gold Drops $20 On Swiss 'No' Opinion Poll, Edges Back Towards $1,200

Gold was well on its way back towards $1,200 when an opinion poll on the Swiss referendum caused it to stall and drop $20 during midday trade.

11/20/14 - 03:35 AM EST

Could Microbes Help Miners Save Millions?

Could Microbes Help Miners Save Millions?

At first glance, microbes and mining might not seem like two things that go together. However, genomics research being conducted downstream from Western Copper and Gold's Casino project might prove otherwise — microbes may be capable of saving mining companies millions in remediation costs and environmental protection measures.

11/20/14 - 04:45 AM EST

Making Headlines: QKR … Who Is That?

Making Headlines: QKR … Who Is That?

With news of a possible billion-dollar takeover bid for Eritrea-focused copper miner Nevsun Resources making headlines, investors are probably scratching their heads about QKR.

11/20/14 - 08:55 PM EST

Nevsun Resources Spikes On Possible Billion-dollar Bid

Nevsun Resources Spikes On Possible Billion-dollar Bid

Nevsun was up roughly 13 percent during morning trading hours, largely on news that mining fund QKR might be making a $1-billion bid for the company.

11/20/14 - 09:00 PM EST

LME Nickel Hits Five-week High On Indonesia Ban, China Shortfall

LME Nickel Hits Five-week High On Indonesia Ban, China Shortfall

Indonesia's reaffirmation of its ore export ban, along with concerns of an ore shortage in China, pushed LME nickel for three-month delivery to a five-week high of $16,380 per MT on Thursday.

11/20/14 - 11:40 PM EST

Moly Prices To Rebound By 2020?

Moly Prices To Rebound By 2020?

Moly prices could be in for a boost in the next five years if the metal is buoyed up by increased consumption and production in China. A report released Thursday states that the country's moly consumption is set to hit 120,000 metric tons in 2015, reaching 135,000 MT by 2020.

11/21/14 - 02:55 AM EST

Protesters Arrested As Kinder Morgan Looks To Continue Surveying Work On Burnaby Mountain

Protesters Arrested As Kinder Morgan Looks To Continue Surveying Work On Burnaby Mountain

Police moved in and arrested protesters in Burnaby on Thursday as Kinder Morgan attempted to continue surveying work for its Trans Mountain pipeline project.

11/21/14 - 03:00 AM EST

3 Junior Silver Companies Up In The Last 5 Days

3 Junior Silver Companies Up In The Last 5 Days

Golden Arrow, Levon Resources and Minco Silver all have at least two things in common: they're focused on silver and have experienced share price jumps in the last five days.

11/21/14 - 03:15 AM EST

Uralkali Faces Flooding At Russian Mine, Could Boost Potash Prices

Uralkali Faces Flooding At Russian Mine, Could Boost Potash Prices

Uralkali suffered flooding and a sinkhole at its Solikamsk-2 mine this week, prompting speculation that the company may have to reduce its output.

11/21/14 - 03:35 AM EST

Is The Global X Uranium ETF Getting A New Lease On Life?

Is The Global X Uranium ETF Getting A New Lease On Life?

Though it's probably not on investors' go-to list for uranium exposure, the Global X Uranium ETF has been doing much better lately. If the uranium price keeps rising, it could be a good option for those interested in the commodity.

11/21/14 - 03:40 AM EST

Nevsun Resources Accused Of Using 'Slave Labor' At Eritrea Mine

Nevsun Resources Accused Of Using 'Slave Labor' At Eritrea Mine

Nevsun Resources got the market's attention on Thursday when its stock jumped on rumors of a billion-dollar acquisition. However, it made headlines again on Friday for all the wrong reasons.

11/22/14 - 03:10 AM EST

DuPont Chemical Plant Failed to Identify Chemicals in 911 Call: Report

DuPont Chemical Plant Failed to Identify Chemicals in 911 Call: Report

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A DuPont employee failed to tell 911 dispatchers which hazardous chemicals were inside the Texas pesticide plant where four workers died earlier this month, the Houston Chronicle reports.

11/23/14 - 06:05 PM EST

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