Alcoa earnings will give a glimpse of the aluminum industry now that tariffs are in play

Jul 17, 2018
On Wednesday, we get second-quarter earnings from Alcoa, the major aluminum manufacturer. And that may offer clues about how the escalating trade battle is playing out for domestic manufacturers and workers now that tariffs on aluminum and steel are a…

Aluminum workers say they wouldn't want their kids to do the same work

Mar 13, 2017
The Alcoa aluminum plant laid off hundreds of workers last year. They miss the pay and camaraderie, but say they wouldn't want their kids following them into smelter work.
Bob Greiner teaches automotive technology to laid-off Alcoa workers in a retraining program at Wenatchee Valley College.
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Earnings season looking rough for commodities

Jan 11, 2016
Swelling inventories, a strong dollar and China's slowdown are to blame.

An old-school U.S. company lets its sexy side shine

Oct 8, 2015
Industrial giant Alcoa splits in two to grow high-tech aerospace and auto business.
A worker walks among rolls of semi-finished aluminum at the Alcoa aluminum factory in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
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Alcoa splits itself in two

Sep 28, 2015
The move could make its stock more appealing to commodity-averse investors.

Alcoa faces pressure to cut cost

Apr 7, 2015
The aluminium giant is in a heated competition.

Alcoa results expected to please

Jan 12, 2015
As earning season begins, the former aluminum giant is optimistic.

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Alcoa wants to be known for more than aluminum

Jul 9, 2014
Alcoa's bid to brand itself an "innovation powerhouse" recalls its roots.

Earnings check in: The health of corporate America

Apr 9, 2013
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest earnings reports and what they signal about the economy.

A check in on corporate America

Apr 8, 2013
Corporate earnings season kicks off today with a report from the aluminum maker Alcoa. Analysts will be watching closely for signs of how the U.S. and global economy is faring.