Metals and minerals industry

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attends a press conference at the end of a Cabinet Minister meeting in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Worried about big job losses, Italy’s government met Wednesday with Indian steel baron Lakshmi Mittal and other company executives to try and convince ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, not to pull out of a deal to acquire the steel plant in southern Italy. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA Via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 8:47 am
ROME (AP) — Italy has given steel maker ArcelorMittal a few days to agree to a plan to keep operating a major southern Italian steel plant, where the company says legal challenges and a "climate of hostility" will hinder its business plans. Political pressure was building Thursday both within Italy...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He is joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 06, 2019 - 12:32 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin...
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FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet. In his last months on the run, al-Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground, always dependent on a shrinking circle of confidants. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)
November 04, 2019 - 6:09 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey captured the elder sister of the slain leader of the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria on Monday, according to a senior Turkish official, who called the arrest an intelligence "gold mine." Little is known about the sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Turkish official...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo a banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the General Motors' Lordstown plant in Lordstown, Ohio. An economic renaissance in the industrial Midwest promised by President Donald Trump has suffered in recent weeks in ways that could be problematic for Trump's 2020 re-election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 30, 2019 - 12:38 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the beating heart of a revived U.S. economy — a nostalgic vision that helped carry him to victory three years ago in the industrial Midwest. But a year away from Election Day, that promised renaissance is not...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo Robert Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Former CEO Robert Murray said the move was necessary to access liquidity and best position the company for long-term success. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 29, 2019 - 10:46 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company is seeking bankruptcy protection, despite a flurry of regulatory breaks that its CEO pushed for — and received — from the Trump administration. Ohio-based Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, joining a...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, a dump truck hauls coal at Contura Energy's Eagle Butte Mine near Gillette, Wyo. Tennessee-based Contura Energy announced Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that Blackjewel closed Friday on the sale of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines to a subsidiary of Alabama-based FM Coal. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, File)
October 24, 2019 - 11:52 am
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Coal miners who blocked train tracks in Kentucky demanding to get paid for the coal they mined will benefit from a federal deal with the bankrupt company. Agreements filed in U.S. District Court this week will pay out nearly $5.5 million in back pay to miners from Blackjewel...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2009 file photo FMC Corp.'s Green River soda ash plant is photographed. A U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal published Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, would make it easier for mining companies to request lower government royalty rates for certain minerals, an idea backed by supporters of an industry that supplies much of the world's baking soda. (AP Photo/Matt Joyce,File)
October 18, 2019 - 4:16 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal published Friday would make it easier for mining companies to request lower government royalty rates for certain minerals, an idea backed by supporters of an industry that supplies much of the world's baking soda. The proposal would...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, two layers of barbed wire fencing ring the "Hotan City apparel employment training base" where Hetian Taida Apparel Co. has a factory in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from Chinese company Hetian Taida Apparel, which makes baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 08, 2019 - 12:21 am
The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves...
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Leslie Begay, left, speaks with U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico, in a hallway outside a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., highlighting the atomic age's impact on Native American communities on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Begay, a former uranium miner on the Navajo Nation with lung problems, says there are lingering injustices and health problems on his reservation decades after mines closed. An Indian Health Service official cited federal research at the hearing that she says showed some Navajo women, males and babies who were part of the study had high levels of uranium in their systems. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)
October 07, 2019 - 7:30 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo Ford's employees work on a Ford Explorer line at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for August. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
September 17, 2019 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output increased in August at a solid clip, reversing a sharp drop in July, as production of metals, machinery and chemicals all rose. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production climbed 0.5% last month, after a 0.4% drop in July. Manufacturers have...
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