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  • The 10 fastest rising food prices @ USA TODAY - 3 hours ago

    Food prices are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.

  • Gas prices continue to move sharply higher as the Memorial Day driving seasons approaches. Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has reached $3.667. A month ago, the price was ...

  • Barrick-Newmont Merger Off: WSJ @ Barrons.com - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:15 PM EDT

    Advanced merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM) have broken down, according to sources close to the negotiation. The world's two largest gold producers—who have pondered a combination in the past—couldn't reach an agreement this week, as The Wall Street Journal reports. In the past year, …

  • Gasoline prices jump in California as refineries encounter trouble @ Los Angeles Times - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:08 PM EDT

    The statewide average for a gallon of regular has surged 13 cents in a week. Analysts differ on when prices will begin to drop.

  • Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop @ USA TODAY - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:04 PM EDT

    Coffee for July delivery jumps over 8% to $2.04 a pound in futures trading Thursday.

  • Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index are down in recent market action, prompting speculation that a correction is coming. If a downturn does ensue, income, value and ...

  • Contrarians Cowering Over Weak Gold, Weak Bonds, and Flat Crude Oil @ Minyanville - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:38 PM EDT

    Uh-oh -- three gauges of fear aren't very fearful into the weekend.

  • In 2013 Nadex grew over 100% year over year. According to the most recent results, the volume is expanding even faster in 2014 as traders flock to the binary and spread contracts on the Nadex exchange. ...

  • [$$] Undervalued Coal Miner Could Have 30% Upside @ Barrons.com - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 7:25 PM EDT

    Coal prices have plummeted thanks to a convergence of global forces. In the second-largest market, the U.S., the shale gas revolution has made natural gas a cheaper alternative, even as the growth in demand for electricity moderates. Exports of U.S. metallurgical coal, used to produce steel, are unlikely to improve this …

  • Why rising oil rig counts mean more oil production growth Market Realist - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 6:04 PM EDT

    Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count rose from 1,498 to 1517, up by 19. Oil rig counts have risen by ~10% (+139) since the beginning of 2014.

  • Rising food prices pinching consumers @ USA TODAY - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:26 PM EDT

    Stores are passing higher food costs along to customers.

  • Why do Baker Hughes’ US natural gas rig counts keep dropping? Market Realist - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 2:05 PM EDT

    Last week, Baker Hughes reported yet another reduction in the natural gas rig count. Gas rig counts decreased from 316 to 310—the lowest since the shale revolution.

  • Why the pace of natural gas production remains steady Market Realist - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:32 PM EDT

    Despite the lower natural gas prices, natural gas production growth has remained steady over the past few years. According to the EIA, in 2013, total U.S. natural gas production increased by 1%.

  • Petroleum group says fracking helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions @ Los Angeles Times - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

    The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is sometimes called, contributed to a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2012, the trade group said in a statement.

  • Sharp Rise in Crude Oil Inventories Unlikely to Lower Gasoline Prices 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 10 million barrels last week, maintaining ...

  • N.Y. Auto Show: Volkswagen brings all-new wagon, refreshed Jetta, GTI pricing @ Los Angeles Times - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    Volkswagen kept plenty busy at the 2014 New York Auto Show, bringing with it an all-new Golf Sportswagen, a refreshed Jetta sedan, and some pricing details on its soon-to-be-released Golf GTI hot hatch....

  • Why You Should Expect Higher Coffee Prices Ahead @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 8:15 AM EDT

    The futures price of coffee has basically doubled since early November, leaving one to ask how long can, say, Starbucks go on until it has to boost retail prices. Or Keurig Green Mountain or J.M. Smucker....

  • Must-know natural gas production trends to watch for in 2014 Market Realist - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:10 PM EDT

    Natural gas is a clean-burning energy fuel used for heating, cooking, and electricity generation. In the U.S., it's primarily used as a source for electricity generation, and it competes with coal.

  • Natural gas liquids traded higher on ethane and propane prices Market Realist - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    This week saw NGL prices trade higher—a positive short-term indicator. Besides, despite falling from highs reached in February, NGL prices remain up significantly since late June 2013.

  • [$$] High Time for Allegheny's Titanium @ Barrons.com - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 6:56 AM EDT

    Allegheny Technologies (ATI:NYSE) By Sterne, Agee & Leach ($39.12, April 14, 2014) We are upgrading Allegheny Technologies to Neutral from Underperform given improving pricing trends. What appears to be the beginning of a cyclical changeover in titanium pricing (first since 2011) as well as a structural change in nickel …

  • Europe soft as Ukraine tensions linger @ Financial Times - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 3:42 AM EDT

    Tuesday 08:40 BST. Global bourses are mixed as optimism on the US economy is counteracted by lingering tensions over Ukraine and concerns over credit conditions in China. Fragile risk appetite is illustrated ...

  • Why the latest inventory report supported natural gas prices Market Realist - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 4:35 PM EDT

    Natural gas prices closed at $4.62 per MMBtu for the week ended April 11, 2014, 4% higher than the $4.44 per MMBtu close the prior Friday.

  • Wall Street climbs off two-month lows @ Financial Times - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 4:09 PM EDT

    Monday 21:00 BST. US stocks recouped some of their recent losses as forecast-beating results from Citigroup and a robust set of retail sales data helped calm worries over stretched valuations and encouraged ...

  • Plus, what the volatile movements in various commodity prices mean for investors.

  • Glencore Xstrata buys Chad-focused oil and gas group Caracal @ Financial Times - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 2:56 PM EDT

    Glencore Xstrata has offered $1.35bn to buy Caracal Energy, a Chad-focused exploration company, in a deal that underscores its ambitions to build a sizeable oil and gas business. The Swiss-based commodities ...

  • U.S. Gas Prices Expected To Be Slightly Lower This Summer Benzinga - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 2:53 PM EDT

    A combination of increased supply and relatively static demand should reportedly help keep gas prices stable , as the nation enters into the prime, summer driving months. According to the Department of ...

  • Copper miners look past present pain to future gain @ Financial Times - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

    These are tough times in the copper world. Prices have fallen nearly 10 per cent in 2014, testing four-year lows. Meanwhile, the long-awaited global surplus of refined metal is mounting. So why is the ...

  • Why WTI oil prices bounced back to $103 per barrel last week Market Realist - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 12:34 PM EDT

    WTI crude oil traded higher on the week, with support coming from geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine, and Libya as well as low gasoline inventories.

  • Why natural gas is losing market share due to price gains Market Realist - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Rising natural gas prices may reverse coal-to-gas switching. As demand for coal increases, coal inventories would fall, driving prices up, which is a positive for coal producers.

  • Why oil prices finished up despite a bearish inventory report Market Realist - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    The DOE reported a drop of 5.18 million barrels in gasoline inventories—larger than analysts’ expectation of a 0.94 million barrel decline.

  • Oil rig counts are up 11 units, showing oil production growth Market Realist - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count rose from 1,487 to 1,498. Oil rig counts have risen by ~9% since the beginning of 2014

  • Commodity Outlook: Brent's Premium Falls Moody's - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    The drop in Brent's premium over WTI is due to lower crude oil stocks in Cushing OK because of increased pipeline capacity. Oil markets see the chances of an oil disruption as a result of tensions between Russia and the West as remote for now. The recent rise in food prices is temporary. The price of West Texas Intermediate …

  • Total to invest $16bn in Angola ultra-deep offshore project @ Financial Times - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 5:39 AM EDT

    French oil company Total will spend $16bn dollars developing the ultra-deep offshore oil project in Angola after repeated delays over the scale of the investment. Kaombo has been one of many developments ...

  • London edges lower on Ukraine tensions @ Financial Times - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 3:49 AM EDT

    Investors remained on edge amid deepening tensions in Ukraine and Friday's falls on Wall Street, triggering broad opening falls on Europe's main equities markets. While the overall losses were not as steep ...

  • London 'ripple' knocks southern house prices to fresh peak @ Financial Times - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 7:03 PM EDT

    House prices in southern England have hit record highs, as surging London values "ripple" across parts of the country, according to the property site Rightmove. Asking prices have reached a fresh ...

  • China snaps up Glencore copper mine for $6bn @ Financial Times - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

    Glencore Xstrata is selling its Las Bambas copper mine project to a Chinese consortium for at least $5.85bn, underscoring China's continued demand for commodities to feed industrial growth and bolstering ...

  • Beef Prices at 27-Year High 24/7 Wall St. - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 10:35 AM EDT

    Continuing demand from Japan, Hong Kong and Mexico increased U.S. beef exports by 3.2% in February to more than 10% of all U.S. production. Add to that the diminished size of the U.S. cattle herd and the ...

  • Sharp Rise in Gas Prices, Some Areas at $4 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sun, Apr 13, 2014 9:57 AM EDT

    The dreaded $4-a-gallon price for an average gallon of gasoline has not been reached nationwide, but as that national average spiked to $3.635 yesterday, some parts of the country are already across the ...

  • Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers @ Financial Times - Sat, Apr 12, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

    Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant contaminated the city's water treatment plant, highlighting once again the dangers posed ...

  • Polyus Gold eyes Russian officials' calls to delist @ Financial Times - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 6:27 PM EDT

    Polyus Gold, the London-listed gold miner that is Russia's top producer of the metal, said it was "analysing" calls from Moscow for Russian companies to delist from foreign exchanges. Igor Shuvalov, ...

  • Why natural gas rig counts fell despite rising production Market Realist - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    Last week, Baker Hughes reported yet another reduction in the natural gas rig count. Gas rig counts decreased from 318 to 316.

  • Why coal producers like Arch Coal will benefit in the near term Market Realist - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:33 PM EDT

    According to the EIA, the demand for natural gas will increase gradually in the coming years as it continues to replace coal to generate electricity in the U.S.

  • Why natural gas prices rose on the latest inventories report Market Realist - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:32 PM EDT

    From a medium-term outlook, natural gas has dropped from recent highs of over $6 per MMBtu and has fluctuated around $4.50 per MMBtu during the past few weeks.

  • VW teases with 4Motion SportWagen at NY show @ USA TODAY - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 3:18 PM EDT

    Compact wagon renamed Golf SportWagen, gets new diesel and gas engines, maybe all-wheel drive

  • Silver Finally Outperforms, but How Bullish Is That? @ Minyanville - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

    The next downswing in the precious metals sector seems to be just around the corner.

  • Shell postpones Norway offshore project because of costs @ Financial Times - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

    Royal Dutch Shell has postponed an innovative offshore project in Norway because of rising costs, in a further sign of the strict capital discipline being pursued by new chief executive Ben van Beurden. ...

  • Energy investment overview: Key fuels for power generation Market Realist - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 11:32 AM EDT

    Most electricity is generated from fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, and oil. Coal and natural gas are the primary sources of energy used for this purpose.

  • 4 Ways to Look Like an Expert When You're Just Starting Out Entrepreneur - Fri, Apr 11, 2014 9:30 AM EDT
    4 Ways to Look Like an Expert When You're Just Starting Out

    Even if newly-minted entrepreneurs are talented and qualified, they often aren't taken seriously right off the bat. Here are a few ways to change that viewpoint.

  • Brent prices headed towards $107 as the possibility of more Libyan oil reentering the market became more likely. The commodity traded at $107.40 at 7:44 GMT as investors kept a close eye on developments ...

  • The reason why urea prices will likely end up lower this year Market Realist - Thu, Apr 10, 2014 3:06 PM EDT

    One of the key factors that affect China and the global nitrogen fertilizer prices is input costs. The higher the input cost, the more costly it is to produce nitrogen fertilizers.

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