Metals and minerals industry

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2008, file photo, a drilling rig used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, located on a hill above a pond on John Dunn's farm in the Washington County borough of Houston, Pa. New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
June 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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This July 10, 2016 file photo shows millionaire Brexit campaigner Arron Banks in London. The chairman of the British Parliament's media committee says a millionaire backer of the successful campaign to leave the European Union has questions to answer about his contacts with Russian officials. Damian Collins says the Culture, Media and Sport Committee plans to question Arron Banks about a report in the Sunday Times on Sunday, June 10, 2018 that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials around the time of the June 2016 referendum on EU membership. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP, file)
June 10, 2018 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the British Parliament's media committee said Sunday that a millionaire backer of the successful campaign to leave the European Union has questions to answer about his contacts with Russian officials. Lawmaker Damian Collins said his committee plans to question Arron...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, prepares to shake hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 1, 2018. The European Union and China say they will deepen ties on trade and investment and that they fully support global trade rules, after U.S. President Donald slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 01, 2018 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Countries around the world fought back Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, announcing retaliatory countermeasures and warning that the U.S. plan will hurt U.S. consumers. French President Emmanuel Macron said in a...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 31, 2018 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America's closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation. Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 29, 2010 file photo, a pair of coal trains idle on the tracks near Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant being built by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative near Gillette, Wyo. Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday, May 31, 2018, accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export products to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
May 31, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to export products to Asia. Republican U.S. Sen. Steve...
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President Donald Trump walks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar as they arrive for the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 30, 2018 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. The tariffs are likely to...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the OECD ministerial council meeting on "Refounding Multilateralism" in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — Europe is bracing for the United States to announce restrictions as early as Thursday on imported steel and aluminum, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trade tensions. Top European officials held last-ditch talks in Paris with American trade officials to try to...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions found manufacturing activity accelerating in many parts of the country in late April and early May, even as some businesses expressed concern about uncertainty caused by rising trade tensions. The Fed said in the survey...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries has backed away from the project. Mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. says it was unable to finalize an agreement with First Quantum Minerals Ltd., the potential investor. The proposed mine is near Alaska's Bristol Bay, which is where about half the world's sockeye salmon is produced. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
May 25, 2018 - 7:51 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which is seeking to develop the Pebble Mine project in...
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May 25, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A gold exploration proposal just north of Yellowstone National Park has suffered a significant setback with a court ruling released Friday that faulted Montana officials for understating mining's potential harm to land, water and wildlife. The ruling from a state district...
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