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Drug cartels find new ways to make money

Dec 11, 2014
Mexican and Colombian drug cartels are diversifying their sources of income.
Posted In: univision, Peru, mining

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

Homeowners get rude awakening on ‘mineral rights’

Sep 19, 2014
If someone owns oil or gas beneath your home, they might displace you to get it.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, minerals, mining

South Africa hosts major mining conference amid labor strife

Feb 3, 2014
A mining conference kicks off in Cape Town as platinum workers go on strike.
Posted In: mining, Africa, South Africa, strike

Caterpillar's hole: What's it mean for the economy?

Jul 24, 2013
Profits at the big CAT are way down. Mining seems to have hit a wall.
Posted In: Caterpillar, mining

The battle over uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

Jul 8, 2013
As of 2012, new uranium mining claims are prohibited near the Grand Canyon. So mining companies are reopening old mines, and looking for other ways around the ban.
Posted In: grand canyon, mining, uranium

Look, up in the sky ... a gold mine in space?

Feb 15, 2013
Asteroids like the one that flew by Earth on Friday could hold a treasure trove of precious metals.
Posted In: meteor, mining, space

Albanese resigns from mining giant Rio Tinto after $14bn write-down

Jan 17, 2013
One of the biggest mining companies in the world has just lost its CEO. Tom Albanese resigned from Rio Tinto after the company wrote off a $14 billion loss.
Posted In: ceo, mining, Mozambique

South African miner cuts jobs and closes mines

Jan 15, 2013
The world's largest platinum producer Anglo American Platinum, also known as Amplats, is planning to close down some of its South African mines and cut around 14,000 jobs. The announcement comes after a series of strikes across the mining sector of South Africa at the end of last year in which mineworkers were demanding higher wages.
Posted In: South Africa, mining

Glencore, Xstrata merger approved by EU

Nov 23, 2012
Glencore, the Swiss commodities trading firm, is trying to takeover a mining company called Xstrata. And the deal just got a stamp of approval from European regulators.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, mining, Glencore, Xstrata

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