plans to dig into its mining operations by focusing company capital and management resources toward improving that area of the business.
The company hired
to explore strategic alternatives, including the possible sale, of its
Wire & Cable Group
, which produces magnet wire, conductors and cable products. The company retained
to explore alternatives for its
Phelps Dodge said the decision to explore alternatives for the businesses reflects the company's plan to prioritize its highest growth, highest return opportunities.
Phelps Dodge gained $1.38, or 2.7%, to $52.50 in afternoon
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