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The BHP Billiton logo is seen on a flag at the BHP Billiton Centre February 15, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. - 

Stacey Vanek Smith: Mining giant BHP Billiton saw profits fall for the first time in three years. Shares are down 0.6 percent this morning. The company had been booming as the price of commodities like copper sky-rocketed.

But slowing growth in China has dampened demand and helped push prices down.

Joining me now is Josh Brown, vice president of Fusion Analytics. He joins me live.