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Glencore logs drop in zinc, nickel output

Glencore Plc’s production from its nickel and zinc assets declined in the first half of the year due to several mine closures, although output rose at North American assets...

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Midwest aluminum premiums trend upward

Midwest aluminum premiums ticked higher this week, with market participants saying that elevated premiums in Brazil and Japan, coupled with continued issues related to higher domestic freight charges, had...

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ITC delays OCTG vote after Commerce error

A vote in a trade case on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from nine countries has been postponed by the International Trade Commission (ITC) after the Commerce Department amended...

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Grupo México ordered to fund spill cleanup

Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) has ordered Buenavista del Cobre SA de CV to pay for remediation of a mine tailings spill from the company’s Buenavista Mine...

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Explosion, fire at Noranda’s Mo. smelter

A transformer exploded at Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s smelting facility in New Madrid, Mo.

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Olympic sees specialty metals fueling growth

Olympic Steel Inc.’s specialty metals division has grown significantly, and the metals service center expects that to continue due to strength in automotive aluminum and stainless products, the company’s...

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Victory Nickel focuses on Minago project

Victory Nickel Inc. will "continue to work on optimizing" its Minago nickel project in Manitoba "in preparation for a strengthening nickel market," the company said Aug. 14 in its...

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Ryerson’s profits surge in second quarter

Ryerson Holding Corp.’s earnings soared in the second quarter, due in part to increased sales and higher pricing.

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Japan’s scrap prices hearten market

A modest increase in the winning bid for a monthly tender of 20,000 tonnes of ferrous scrap out of Japan has triggered an air of optimism among suppliers in...

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SSAB plate mill lead times extend to early Nov.

Lead times at SSAB Americas’ steel plate facilities in Montpelier, Iowa, and Mobile, Ala., are out until Nov. 3 and Oct. 13, respectively, according to a company memo.

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