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  • Who will blink first on structural tubing hike?

    Apr 17, 2014

    The structural tubing market east of the Rockies appears to be caught up in a game of chicken between mills that raised prices early and mills that are doing so in May. More »

  • Noranda’s power case to move forward

    Apr 17, 2014

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s petition for a lower electricity rate in Missouri will move forward on an expedited schedule and prior to potential rate filings from power provider Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of utility Ameren Corp., the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) said in a filing April 16. More »

  • SDI deferring planned 2d-qtr. outages

    Apr 17, 2014

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) is deferring planned second-quarter outages at two flat-rolled facilities to take advantage of tightness in the domestic flat-rolled market, according to a top executive. More »

  • Ice, temperatures hobble iron ore shipments

    Apr 17, 2014

    Iron ore shipments plunged in March as "massive" ice formations and subzero temperatures caused big delays across the Great Lakes, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association. More »

  • Mercator-Intergeo merger closer to completion

    Apr 17, 2014

    Copper-molybdenum mining company Mercator Minerals Ltd. said it has received "all necessary Canadian and U.S. governmental regulatory approvals" for its proposed merger with Intergeo MMC Ltd. More »

  • Stainless shipments continue uptick: MSCI

    Apr 17, 2014

    North American shipments of stainless steel continued to improve last month, according to the latest Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) data. More »

  • Amerigo Resources copper output falls

    Apr 17, 2014

    Amerigo Resources Ltd. is optimistic on expected copper output for the rest of the year despite a drop in first-quarter production. More »

  • Increased mill demand fails to lift copper scrap

    Apr 17, 2014

    Copper scrap prices were mostly flat this past week despite increased demand from brass mills and a backwardation in terminal markets. More »

  • Scrap price trends point to May rise: Rinn

    Apr 17, 2014

    Scrap prices appear on track for a May increase, a Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) executive said during a conference call to discuss the company’s earnings. More »

  • SDI's net income down 20% in 1st qtr.

    Apr 16, 2014

    Severe winter weather took a toll on Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) in the first quarter, as the company saw net income slide 20 percent despite a 1.9-percent increase in sales compared with the same period last year. More »

  • EMR takeover of Sims site divides market

    Apr 16, 2014

    A change in operational control of a deep-sea facility shipping ferrous scrap out of New Haven, Conn., has divided market opinion on what it means for the companies involved and the region. More »

  • Stainless hikes to stick, with NAS or not: mart

    Apr 16, 2014

    Stainless steel prices could be in line for further gains, distributor sources said, as others expressed confidence that producer increases announced for May could hold even if North American Stainless Inc. (NAS) fails to jump on board. More »

  • Ice curbs Essar Algoma iron ore shipments

    Apr 16, 2014

    Iron ore shipments to Essar Steel Algoma Inc. have been delayed by ice on Lake Superior, a company spokeswoman told AMM. More »

  • Both sides in Turkey trade case fire final shots

    Apr 16, 2014

    As a preliminary decision by the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) draws near in an anti-dumping case on rebar from Turkey and Mexico, both sides have made final public claims to support their positions. More »

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  • Who will blink first on structural tubing hike?

    The structural tubing market east of the Rockies appears to be caught up in a game of chicken between mills that raised prices early and mills that are doing so in May.

  • SDI deferring planned 2d-qtr. outages

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) is deferring planned second-quarter outages at two flat-rolled facilities to take advantage of tightness in the domestic flat-rolled market, according to a top executive.

  • Ice, temperatures hobble iron ore shipments

    Iron ore shipments plunged in March as "massive" ice formations and subzero temperatures caused big delays across the Great Lakes, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association.

  • SDI's net income down 20% in 1st qtr.

    Severe winter weather took a toll on Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI) in the first quarter, as the company saw net income slide 20 percent despite a 1.9-percent increase in sales compared with the same period last year.

  • Senate staff meet on OCTG case

    Staff members of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) met with staff from 19 U.S. senators to discuss the ongoing anti-dumping and subsidy investigation on imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from nine countries.

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  • Noranda’s power case to move forward

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s petition for a lower electricity rate in Missouri will move forward on an expedited schedule and prior to potential rate filings from power provider Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of utility Ameren Corp., the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) said in a filing April 16.

  • Blackstone still interested in commodities

    Private equity group Blackstone Group LP is still interested in becoming more involved in commodities but has yet to find the right vehicle to do so, according to one of its top executives.

  • Mercator-Intergeo merger closer to completion

    Copper-molybdenum mining company Mercator Minerals Ltd. said it has received "all necessary Canadian and U.S. governmental regulatory approvals" for its proposed merger with Intergeo MMC Ltd.

  • Amerigo Resources copper output falls

    Amerigo Resources Ltd. is optimistic on expected copper output for the rest of the year despite a drop in first-quarter production.

  • Chile copper market said facing political risks

    Chile’s changing political landscape could challenge long-term copper production in the country, Cowen & Co. LLC analysts said in a report released April 16.

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