Base metals industry

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo gives a lecture to students at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea. Indonesia has finalized transfer of majority control over giant gold and copper mine from Freeport-McMoRan. President Joko Widodo announced Friday Dec. 21 the landmark deal worth $3.85 billion to take over a 51.2 percent stake in PT Freeport Indonesia from the U.S. company has been completed by PT Inalum, a state-owned mining company. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)
December 21, 2018 - 10:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has finalized transfer of majority control over giant gold and copper mine from Freeport-McMoRan. President Joko Widodo on Friday announced the landmark deal worth $3.85 billion to take over a 51.2 percent stake in PT Freeport Indonesia from the U.S. company has...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2016, file photo shows a former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its approval of the air and water quality permits for the project and a certification of the company's plan to mitigate the mine's impact on wetlands. The only remaining major permit is a wetlands permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State pollution regulators on Thursday issued the last major state permits sought by the developers of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, leaving only one major federal permit still pending. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its...
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An artwork by street artist and social commentator Banksy is seen on a garage in Port Talbot, Wales, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. A video posted to his official Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon had close-ups of the piece, that references the town's air pollution. (Twitter/@RHoneyJones via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Street artist and social commentator Banksy has apparently popped up in Wales, leaving a new artwork on a garage in Port Talbot that references the town's air pollution. A video posted to his official Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon had close-ups of the piece. With the...
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Family and friends await word of the search teams efforts in finding Cody Beverly, Kayla Williams and Erica Treadway at the Salamy Memorial Center in Whitesville, W.Va., on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The three were reported missing Saturday night, and are stuck inside the Rock House Powellton mine. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 4:26 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out. The three walked out of an ambulance at a fire hall in...
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South Korean Lee Chun-sik, a 94-year-old victim of forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II, gestures upon his arrival at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 30, 2018 - 8:47 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II. The long-awaited ruling,...
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October 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country. Centar Ltd. said it hopes to begin exploration in two sites next year and would within a year become one of the...
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In this July 29, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, Chris Pratt, center, and George Skarich, executive vice president of sales at Mid Continent Nail Corporation, walk through a shut down line at the Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This nail production line was shut down by the company and some people were laid off because of tariffs. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs is putting Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between support for Trump and concerns the plant could close. Mid Continent Nail Corporation's plant in Poplar...
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FILE- This Jan. 9, 2017, file photo shows the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:30 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Thursday on fears that the U.S. would soon impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, as public consultations drew to a close. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.2 percent to 22,528.46, while the Kospi in South Korea gained 0.1...
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President Donald Trump speaks on trade at Granite City Works Steel Coil Warehouse, Thursday, July 26, 2018, Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 9:16 pm
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers. The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant's reopening as a success...
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President Donald Trump speaks about trade at Granite City Works Steel Coil Warehouse Thursday, July 26, 2018, Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 4:41 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is lamenting decades of U.S. trade policy as he addresses steel workers in Illinois. Trump tells workers gathered at U.S. Steel's Granite City Works' Steel Coil Warehouse that other...
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