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$90 billion mining merger would alter industry

Feb 7, 2012
The world's largest commodities trader Glencore has agreed to buy mining giant Xstrata to create a global giant in coal, zinc and copper mining and production.
Posted In: commodities, mining, Glencore, Xstrara, Mergers and Acquisitions

Orange juice prices on the rise thanks to 'perfect storm'

Jan 12, 2012
It has been a rough year for oranges -- first in Florida, and now in Brazil. The lack of the fruit is now causing orange juice prices to rise.
Posted In: commodities, orange juice

OJ squeeze?

Jan 10, 2012
The wholesale price of orange juice hit a 34-year high on news the FDA is testing for an illegal fungicide reportedly found in the juice of oranges imported from Brazil.
Posted In: orange juice, commodities, brazil

What if beer were a commodity at the bar?

Dec 21, 2011
The price of beer fluctuates with demand at The Big Board bar.
Posted In: beer, commodities

Wheat up, Wheaties down

Dec 20, 2011
Food giant General Mills today announced lower than expected profits, blaming costs of volatile commodities.
Posted In: breakfast, commodities, cereal

Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
Posted In: recession, heinz, commodities, consumer, Retail, Food, ketchup, Earnings

Sweet tooth -- traders buy commodities

Sep 26, 2011
Commodities priced jumped today, after prices fell to a ten-moth low last week. Sugar spun up to its highest price in more than a month. Aluminum rose, and coffee perked up, too.
Posted In: commodities, The Breakdown: Markets

MIDDAY UPDATE: Price spikes in agricultural commodities, Companies to watch in 2011

Jan 13, 2011
The price of agricultural commodities has spiked since last summer, according to a report from the U.S. Agriculture Department. Increasing demand...
Posted In: Agriculture, commodities, corn, demand, economic growth, Fastenal, Food, food prices, food riots, Manpower, mid-day update, Qualcomm, wheat

MIDDAY UPDATE: Motorola splits and Australian floods

Jan 4, 2011
Today, Motorola calls it "splits" -- dividing up its business into halves based on stability and risk. For years, Motorola stayed afloat by...
Posted In: Australia, cell phones, commodities, flood, mid-day update, motorola, population, smart phones

The winners and losers in commodities

Jan 3, 2011
This final note today, a word on commodities as we leave 2010 in the rear view mirror....
Posted In: Agriculture, commodities, Environment, rare earths

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