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Commodity prices make chocolate treats a treasure

Chicago Tribune - 4/19/2014 2:20:58 AM
If your family Easter traditions include a hunt for mini-eggs and other chocolate goodies, you might consider grabbing a basket and joining the kids in the search. There is something really valuable in that tin foil. Cocoa's a hot commodity. Actually ...

Bank Cutting Commodities Trade Severs Link With Equities

Bloomberg - 4/24/2014 3:12:18 AM
Banks’ pullback from commodities trading is weakening the link between raw materials and equities and helping to re-establish supply and demand as the main factor in setting prices, United Nations researchers say. As Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co ...

Lower Commodity Prices Expected: UBS's Schnider

Businessweek - 4/22/2014 3:28:59 AM
April 22 (Bloomberg) -- Dominic Schnider, head of commodities research at UBS AG's wealth-management unit, talks about the outlook for commodity prices and demand. He speaks from Singapore with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "On the Move.

Barclays Said to Join Commodity Exodus

Deal Book - 4/21/2014 8:52:18 AM
Banks are leaving the business in the face of increasing regulatory scrutiny and falling profits. Competition and a relative calm in commodities prices have also pinched profits. JPMorgan Chase is selling its physical commodities business for $3.5 billion.

Teck Resources to Cut 600 Jobs as Commodity Prices Fall

Bloomberg - 4/22/2014 1:23:07 PM
Teck Resources Ltd. (TCK/B), Canada’s largest diversified mining company, will eliminate about 600 jobs worldwide to reduce costs amid lower commodity prices. The company plans to thin the workforce by about five percent through attrition, hiring freezes ...

Loonie flat, commodity prices mixed

MSN - 4/21/2014 5:31:52 AM
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar closed slightly lower Monday amid a dearth of market-moving data and mixed commodity prices. The loonie was down 0.01 a cent to 90.79 cents US. It's a light week for economic data. The primary economic news for the week comes ...

Commodities Expert: Food Prices May Rise if Drought Continues

News Max - 4/21/2014 7:12:05 AM
Weather, water policy, and global demand overtaking supply are all factors that could have Americans digging deeper into their wallets at the grocery store, according to one commodities expert. Dan Hueber, president of Hueber Asset Management LLC and The ...

Gold vs the CRB Commodity Index – Peter Schiff

Value Walk - 4/22/2014 10:20:00 PM
By looking at chart #1 of nominal prices of the CRB Commodity Index since 1200, one could be tricked into thinking that prices are rising into infinity and, above all, that prices are rising faster since 1900. What a performance, right! Chart #1 ...

Ag commodity prices for April 22

Idaho State Journal - 4/23/2014 7:02:33 AM
For the last time this season, riders participating in the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimbing Association will rev up their machines and take on a course at Grand Targhee Ski Resort this weekend. The Crazy Horse event will be held Saturday and Sunday.

Commodity Genius Examines Pork Prices

Trefis - 4/22/2014 10:24:10 AM
A strange disease is wiping out pigs in the United States. So far, “porcine epidemic diarrhea” has cost 2.7 million animals their lives, and counting. The market is already feeling the impact. Pork production is down 7%, the biggest decline in over 30 ...

Local Commodity Prices

Vincennes Sun Commercial - 4/23/2014 3:34:57 AM
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Why Commodities May Be On The Verge Of A New Bull Market

Forbes - 4/21/2014 12:55:41 PM
Historically speaking, commodities rise along with global GDP growth. This could bode well for commodity prices as the consensus estimates are for rising global GDP during 2014 and beyond. The increased drilling has already occurred but if demand begins to ...

Low commodity prices to take bite out of Teck earnings

Globe and Mail - 4/20/2014 9:32:15 PM
Teck Resources Ltd. is experiencing tough times because its three core business units have been hit by commodity pricing slumps. About 41 per cent of the diversified miner’s revenue originates from its coal operations, 32 per cent from copper and 27 per ...

Energy ETFs Surge On Higher Commodity Prices

CNN Money - 4/18/2014 4:55:27 PM
The energy sector has been trading sharply higher, as rising oil and natural gas prices create a sturdy tailwind for many of these integrated service and exploration companies. After a frightening dip in January, that tested the 200-day moving average, the ...

Commodity Prices

Spy Ghana - 4/15/2014 11:54:12 PM
Internet users have regularly tapped into Weibo to share unfiltered information Shares in China’s Weibo, a Twitter-like service, rose by almost 20% on their first day of trading on the US stock market, after a lukewarm start. The company’s flotation on ...