The prices of industrial metals are surging. That's probably good news for the world economy.

Nov 15, 2022
The increases are seen as an indicator of strength, though they might fuel more inflation.
Copper’s recent price surge hints at a strengthening global economy, boosted by an expected recovery of Chinese manufacturing. Above, a copper mining operation.
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How this metal foundry grew its business during the pandemic

Oct 14, 2021
Although prices for aluminum and zinc are ticking up, Adam Schaller, vice president of a Michigan metal foundry, says business is growing.
Prices for aluminum base scrap picked up 9.7% from August to September.
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What's in a nickel (hint: not just nickel)

Jan 17, 2014
It costs almost 10 cents to make a nickel, so the US Mint may change the formula for making it. We look at the cost of the nickel – and the cost to some industries of changing it.
New U.S. nickels are shown on display at an unveiling ceremony January 12, 2006 in Washington, DC.
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