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Oct 22, 2010

GATA : THE GATA DISPATCH.-Silver shortage looms, mining stockbroker Rick Rule tells King World News

Silver shortage looms, mining stockbroker Rick Rule tells King World News

6:12p ET Friday, October 22, 2010
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold (and Silver):
Mining stock broker Rick Rule today tells Eric King of King World News that shortages of silver may be developing. An excerpt from the interview can be found at the King World News blog here:
http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2010/10/22_R...
Or try this abbreviated link:
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CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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MarketWatch: Personal Finance Daily .- It's not the cell phone; it's the driver.

MarketWatch
Personal Finance Daily
OCTOBER 22, 2010

Friday's Personal Finance stories

Don't miss these top stories:

By MarketWatch



Do you text or talk on the phone while driving? When I first got a cell phone, I occasionally talked while driving, but after reading about the potential dangers, I stopped cold.

Of course, as Jennifer Waters points out in her Consumer Confidential column today, the issue isn't the phone per se, but distracted driving — and that problem takes many forms.

Read her story for some of the latest research on distracted driving. Plus don't miss Robert Powell's column on how the percentage of 401(k) savers who've taken money out of their plan is at a record high, and read Lew Sichelman's Realty Q&A on how to deal when you're at war with your condominium association.

Some studies have suggested that people are more distracted when they're on the phone than they are doing other activities while driving, such as eating, even if they use a hands-free device. I remember a college philosophy class I took where the professor described how, when talking on the phone, we mentally put ourselves in a room with the other person. That is, we focus on listening to them and being in tune with them to a degree that we don't when the person is in the same room, or sitting next to us in the car.

I've often remembered that teacher's lecture when I drive past people who are on their phone. Whether my professor or those studies are right or not, why risk it? I'm happy to leave my phone off while I drive. I figure if all those other drivers are talking and texting, it's more important than ever to be a defensive driver, not a distracted one.

Andrea Coombes , Personal Finance editor

RETIREMENT

More 401(k) savers take loans

At first blush, the vital signs suggest that the patient is neither in intensive care nor ready to be discharged. Yes, 401(k) loans and withdrawals rose slightly in the first half of 2010, but other signs suggest retirement savers are better off than they were two years ago, according to some new data.
Read about more 401(k) savers are taking out loans.


CARS

It's not the cell phone, stupid; it's the driver

Cell phones don't cause car crashes; distracted drivers do. And though a growing number of lawmakers and organizations are taking aim at cell-phone use in cars, the real problem is distracted driving.
Read more on it's not the cell phone, stupid; it's the driver.

The 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid: SUV luxury

There I am clipping along north on the interstate at 60 miles per hour and the tach is reading zero. That's an eye catcher.
Read car review on 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid: SUV luxury.


REAL ESTATE

Battling with a condo association

Have a gripe with your condo association? Lew Sichelman suggests resources to help you make your case.
Read more on battling with a condo association.

New normal in housing and manufacturing

A couple of recent news items suggest that the new normal of sluggish growth is making its way through the troubled U.S. economy.
Read more on a new normal in housing and manufacturing.


HEALTH CARE

Dental insurance may go the way of the company pension

Once upon a pre-recessionary time, dental insurance -- along with matching 401k's and other now long-forgotten benefits -- was a pot-sweetener among American corporations trying to lure the best and the brightest to come work for them.
Read more on dental insurance may go the way of the company pension


INVESTING

This stock could bleed before it gets better

Eva is a senior citizen living in Port Charlotte, Fla., who recently needed some medical tests done, including repeated blood work.
Read Stupid Investment of the Week on: this stock could bleed before it gets better.

Stocks at 2010 highs? So is complacency

It's not just the stock market that's revisiting levels unseen since April: The Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index, which gives the pulse of the market, is trading near its lowest levels since the spring.
Read more on stocks at 2010 highs? So is complacency


Gold and stocks go their separate ways

Are we witnessing the decoupling of gold from stocks?
Read more on gold and stocks go their separate ways.

Why commodities belong in a portfolio

Inside a London conference hall earlier this month, about 300 investment professionals grappled with the topic of commodity investing. Much of the discussion was technical, but there were some plain-English nuggets worth sharing.
Read more on why commodities belong in a portfolio.


Stock market controlled by a visible hand

Many investors are confused because the stock market nowadays doesn't appear to reflect the real economy. It makes you wonder who, if anyone, is controlling this market.
Read more on stock market controlled by a visible hand.


The gold bubble isn't here — just yet

As gold prices soar, we're starting to hear rumblings that it's in a bubble.
Read more on the gold bubble isn't here — just yet.


Emerging market funds attract inflows in latest week

Emerging market stock and bond funds continued to attract strong inflows in the week ended Wednesday, EPFR Global said, while some analysts in Asia expect inflows to continue and are warning of rising risks.
Read more on emerging market funds attract inflows in latest week.


ENTERTAINMENT

FCC pressures Fox, Cablevision on blackout

On the eighth day of a blackout that has deprived New York and Philadelphia-area Cablevision Systems Corp. viewers of Fox programming, the two sides remained stalemated, even after the Federal Communications Commission's media bureau urged them to return to the negotiating table.
Read more on FCC pressures Fox, Cablevision on blackout.


ECONOMY & POLITICS

Housing starts, China GDP and more

Housing starts edged up 0.3% in September, marking the third straight month of gains — showing that the market has found a footing since the expiration of the first-time home-buyer tax credit in April.
Read more on housing starts, China GDP and more.


Commentary: A fistful of dollars and nowhere to go in Asia

The tasting menu on display outside the Japanese restaurant at the Westin Hotel in Tokyo had all the treats a foodie from San Francisco would expect from a Western business hotel in Japan's capital: fine rare tuna sashimi, fabulous beef and wine pairings for each of the handful of items. Then I saw the price: more than 53,000 yen, or more than $650.
Read David Callaway on a fistful of dollars and nowhere to go in Asia.


Commentary: Farmland subsidies for the rich must end

American farmland is being touted as perhaps one of the best investments in the world right now.
Read more on farmland subsidies for the rich must end.

CNBC Evening Brief: Will Foreclosure Crisis Derail Recovery in Housing Market?.



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NYT: Afternoon Business News: Want a 20% Raise? Work on Wall Street.




BUSINESS:

Off the Charts

Want a 20% Raise? Work on Wall Street

By FLOYD NORRIS
A substantial increase in financial industry pay makes Manhattan No. 1 in year-over-year income gains.
Your Money

Lending to Children Poses Pitfalls for Parents

By RON LIEBER
Parents can help their children, but when lending them money, Mom and Dad should think like professionals.
Wealth Matters

Changing Definitions of 'Green' Alter Investment Strategies

By PAUL SULLIVAN
A new generation of investors ponders climate change and broadens its thinking beyond traditional socially responsible investments.
Media Decoder Blog

F.C.C. Weighs In on Cable Dispute

By BRIAN STELTER
The Federal Communications Commission tells Cablevision and News Corporation that they have an obligation to negotiate in "good faith."

U.S. Prosecutors Dismiss UBS Criminal Tax Case

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The dismissal effectively takes the Swiss bank off probation after it paid a huge fine and agreed to turn over names of thousands of suspected tax cheats.

F & F I N : Reuters Daily Investor Update.- Wall Street Posts Third Straight Weekly





FROM: REUTERS - DAILY INVESTOR UPDATE


Wall Street posts third straight weekly gain
U.S. plan for trade targets hits G20 headwinds
AIG raises $17.9 billion and prices AIA IPO at top
U.S. foreclosure mess chills investors, clouds market
Verizon mobile growth targets disappoint
Fed to keep zero rates until inflation hits 2 percent: Citi
Delays seen this year for SEC plan to revamp market
Ex-AIG CEO Greenberg liable in part of Cuomo suit
Asian demand boosts profit at U.S. manufacturers
Genzyme makes case for demanding higher Sanofi bid

The Washington Post Afternoon Edition.- Today's Most Read articles

Washington Post

 

Most Viewed Articles on washingtonpost.com

1) Juan Williams at odds with NPR over dismissal

NPR said it fired commentator Juan Williams because of a pattern of commentaries that violated the news organization's guidelines, and not solely because of Williams's statements about Muslims and terrorism on a Fox News program earlier this week.

2) Lillian McEwen breaks her 19-year silence about Justice Clarence Thomas

Nineteen years after his turbulent confirmation, Lillian McEwen opens up with telling details about her intimate relationship the Supreme Court justice.

3) Partisan grievances over campaign money piling up

WASHINGTON -- It's the homestretch to Election Day and the Federal Election Commission's mailbox is filling up with complaints from political rivals about violations of its arcane campaign financing rules.

4) In WA, illegal immigrants canvassing for votes

SEATTLE -- When Maria Gianni is knocking on voters' doors, she's not bashful about telling people she is in the country illegally. She knows it's a risk to advertise to strangers that she's here illegally - but one worth taking in what she sees as a crucial election.

5) A new epidemic

Democrats have anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome.

6) Williams: NPR was looking for reason to fire him

WASHINGTON -- Ousted NPR analyst Juan Williams said Friday that he believes his former employer had been looking for a reason to fire him and used comments he made this week about Muslim airline passengers as an excuse to do so. Meanwhile, a U.S. senator said he would start the ball rolling to cut...

7) Apple's Steve Jobs meets with Obama to talk energy, job creation

Apple CEO Steve Jobs met with President Obama on Thursday in a rare connection for the nation's most valuable high-tech company that has been purposefully shy of Beltway culture.

8) Former president Clinton on mission to rescue Democratic Party in fall elections

Bill Clinton is baffled. The former president's friends say he is in disbelief that in the closing weeks of the midterm campaigns Democrats have failed to articulate a coherent message on the economy and, worse, have allowed themselves to become "human pinatas."

9) Sasha Vujacic, Maria Sharapova engaged to be married

Los Angeles Lakers star Sasha Vujacic reportedly has popped the question to tennis star Maria Sharapova. And, according to multiple gossip sites, the two are engaged to be married (completely overshadowing teammate Shannon Brown putting a ring on Monica's finger).

10) O'Donnell's confusion

This 'conservative' seems unmotivated by any strong, developed views of the Constitution.

F & F I N : U.S. Markets at Close Snapshot




Major Indexes
Last Change% Chg
DJIA*11132.56  -14.01-0.13
Nasdaq*2479.39 19.720.80
S&P 500*1183.07   2.810.24
DJ Total Stock Market*12391.36 41.510.34
Russell 2000703.03   5.310.76 

RTTNews Daily Market Analysis: Stocks May Show Nervousness Amid G20 Meet.

Daily Market Analysis Fri Oct 22 09:11 2010


Oct 22, 2010 Stocks May Show Nervousness Amid G20 Meet The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Friday, with sentiment getting a lift from positive earnings reported by companies. In the absence of any major economic report, the markets may react to comments coming out from the G20 finance ministers and central bank heads meet. The dollar is seeing modest strength against most other major currencies. At the same time, the prices of commodities are also rebounding from the previous session's sharp retreat. A lack of direction may be visible but for any strong signal coming from the G20 meeting. Full Article

RTTnews: Morning Market Briefing: German Business Confidence Records Surprise Rise.

Morning Market Briefing Fri Oct 22 09:01 2010

Economic News

Oct 22, 2010 German Business Confidence Records Surprise Rise There was more good news for the German economy on Friday, as an indicator of business confidence surprised analysts by rising for the fifth month in a row. Encouragingly, businesses were more upbeat over their prospects for the next six months. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Ireland Logs Highest 2009 Budget Deficit In EUNo member of the European Union recorded a government surplus in 2009 and Ireland registered the biggest shortfall in the region, latest data from the statistical office Eurostat showed Friday. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Canadian Consumer Prices Rise 1.9%Canadian inflation remained tame in September, roughly in line with the Bank of Canada's target rate, official data revealed Friday. Full Article

Earnings News

Oct 22, 2010 Exelon Q3 profit advances 12%, beats Street, lifts FY10 EPS viewFriday, Exelon Corp. (EXC) reported a 11.6% rise in profit for the third quarter, reflecting a 22% growth in revenue. Both adjusted earnings and revenue came in above the Street view. Looking ahead, the firm lifted the low end of earnings per share outlook for fiscal 2010. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Amazon.com Q3 profit climbs 16%, beats estimateThursday, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) reported a 16% rise in its third-quarter profit, helped by increased online purchases by customers. Both earnings and revenue, which surged 39% from last year, came ahead of the Street view. Looking ahead, the company guided fourth-quarter revenue in line with the current estimate of analysts. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 American Express Q3 profit jumps 70%, beats StreetThursday, American Express Co. (AXP) said its third-quarter profit surged 70%, reflecting a 14% increase in spending by cardholders, and lower losses on bad loans. Both earnings and revenues, which grew 17% from last year, came in ahead of the Street view. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Baidu Q3 profit more than doubles; guides Q4 revenues above consensusThursday, Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) posted over a two-fold jump in profit for the third quarter, reflecting mainly strong growth in online marketing revenue. Total revenues grew 76.4% year-over-year. Looking ahead, the firm guided its fourth quarter revenue above the current estimate of analysts. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Ericsson Q3 profit rises sharplyFriday, LM Ericsson Telephone Co. (ERIC) reported over a four-fold rise in its third-quarter profit, helped by growth in networks sales, contribution from the Sony Ericsson joint venture as well as lower restructuring costs. Net sales for the period improved 2% from last year. At constant currency rates, sales decreased 5% year-over-year. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Chubb Q3 profit slides 4%; raises FY10 viewThursday, The Chubb Corp. (CB) reported a 4% decline in profit for the third quarter, reflecting higher catastrophe related losses that hurt its combined ratio. However, operating income, which excludes one-time gains and losses, came in above the Street view. Looking ahead, the firm lifted its earnings guidance for the full year. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 CA Technologies Q2 profit rises 2%, beats estimate; backs FY10 viewThursday, CA Technologies (CA) reported a 1.8% rise in profit for the second quarter, reflecting mainly a 4% growth in revenues as well as lower taxes. Both earnings and revenues came in ahead of the Street view. On a constant currency basis, revenue improved 5%. CA Technologies noted that interest expenses declined 45% year-over-year. Looking ahead, the firm reiterated its fiscal 2010 outlook. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Citrix Systems Q3 earnings up 66%; guides Q4 EPS above consensusThursday, Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) reported a 66% jump in profit for the third quarter, reflecting an 18% surge in revenues. The results were also benefited by a one-time tax benefit. Looking ahead, the company guided Q4 results to surpass the consensus estimates. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Schlumberger Q3 profit surges, beats StreetFriday, Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) reported over a two fold surge in profit for the third quarter, helped by higher onshore drilling activities, as well as a one-time gain related to an acquisition. Adjusted earnings rose 11% and came in line with the Street view. Quarterly revenue grew 26% and also surpassed estimates. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Honeywell Q3 profit declines, yet beats Street; lifts FY10 viewFriday, Honeywell International Inc. (HON) reported an 18% decline in profit for the third quarter, despite a 9% growth in sales, hurt by higher costs. However, earnings per share came in above the Street view, as did revenue. Looking ahead, the firm raised its earnings guidance for the full year. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Ingersoll-Rand Q3 profit rises 7.2%Friday, Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR) reported a 7.2% rise in profit for the third quarter, reflecting an 8% growth in revenue that surpassed the Street view. At constant currency rates, revenue climbed 9% from last year. Looking ahead to the full year, the firm provided earnings guidance for continuing operations. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Verizon Q3 profit down 25%Friday, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported a 25% drop in profit for the third quarter, hurt by a pension settlement. Revenue slid 2.9%, but came in above the Street view. Verizon also said it expects earnings per share for the second half to fall at the top end of its earlier outlook. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 T. Rowe Q3 profit up 27%Friday, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) reported a 27.2% rise in profit for the third quarter, as revenue grew 18% on higher fees from mutual funds. Both earnings and revenue came in above the Street view. Full Article
Oct 22, 2010 Dover Q3 profit rises sharply, lifts FY10 guidanceFriday, Dover Corp. (DOV) posted more than a two-fold jump in profit for the third quarter, reflecting a 26% growth in revenues. Both adjusted earnings and revenues came in above the Street view. Looking ahead, the firm boosted its earnings and sales growth guidance for the full year. Full Article

Corporate News

Oct 22, 2010 Ventas to buy properties from Atria for $3.1 blnFriday, Ventas, Inc. (VTR) said it agreed to acquire the real estate assets of privately-owned Atria Senior Living Group for $3.1 billion. The firm expects the deal to complete in the first half of 2011. By means of the transaction, the firm would acquire from Atria 118 private pay senior housing assets. Full Article

Broker Ratings Changes

Oct 22, 2010 KeyBanc Capital Markets Cuts Gentex Corp. (GNTX) To Hold From Buy

Todays WS Events

Oct 22, 2010 Schlumberger Q3 10 Earnings Conference Call At 9:00 AM ET Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET October 22, 2010, to discuss its Q3 10 earnings performance. To access the webcast, log on to www.slb.com/irwebcast To listen to the call, dial + 1-800-230-1092 (US) or +1-612-332-0226 (International) and ask for the "Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call." The replay can be heard by dialing +1-800-475-6701 (US) or +1-320-365-3844 (International) with passcode 166349.
Oct 22, 2010 Exelon Q3 10 Earnings Conference Call At 11:00 AM ET Exelon Corp. (EXC) will host a conference call at 11:00 AM ET, October 22, 2010, to discuss its Q3 10 earnings result. To access the live webcast, log on at www.exeloncorp.com/performance/investors/events.aspx
Oct 22, 2010 Verizon Q3 10 Earnings Conference Call At 8:30 AM ET Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET on October 22, 2010, to discuss its Q3 10 earnings result. To access the live webcast, log on at www.verizon.com/investor
Oct 22, 2010 Genzyme Analyst And Investor Event At 10:00 AM ET Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) will host its analyst and investor meeting in New York to provide a financial outlook, including 2011 guidance and others. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM ET, October 22, 2010. To access the live webcast, log on to www.genzyme.com
Oct 22, 2010 Honeywell Q3 10 Earnings Conference Call At 8:00 AM ET Honeywell International Inc.(HON) will host a conference call at 8:00 AM ET, October 22, 2010, to discuss its Q3 10 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.honeywell.com/investor To hear the live call, dial (719) 325-2382. A replay of the call can be heard by dialing (719) 457-0820 with access code 6363040.

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS: Reuters - Before The Bell.- Stock futures flat, chart shows "Golden Cross" lift



FROM: REUTERS - BEFORE THE BELL

Stock futures flat, chart shows "Golden Cross" lift
U.S. plan for trade targets runs into G20 headwinds
AIG raises $17.9 billion and prices AIA IPO at top
China says global recovery shaky, to spur yuan use
Honeywell profit tops Street view, raises outlook
BP to miss Big Oil's bumper Q3 due to oil spill
Nestle keeps strong pace of growth with price hikes
Ventas to buy Atria properties for $1.5 billion
AmEx beats forecasts but regulatory issues loom
Fed's Bullard could back easing in $100 billion steps

The Washington Post : Today's Opinions.



Opinions  Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
Michael GersonChristine O'Donnell's confusionThis 'conservative' seems unmotivated by any strong, developed views of the Constitution.
 
Anne ApplebaumMeeting austerity with strikes or silenceIn responding to fiscal crisis, it is astonishing how Britain and France conformed to national stereotypes.
 
Václav Havel and Desmond TutuChina's moment of truthChina can oppose democracy, or it can take this opportunity to stand on the side of justice.
 
Charles KrauthammerPeasants' revolt is loomingDemocrats have anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome.
 
Eugene RobinsonLawyers got it right on foreclosuresThe bankers, not the lawyers, are the ones to blame for the foreclosure mess.
 
Reuel Marc GerechtThe truthful dissidentNPR's ousting of Juan Williams begs one big question.
 
Charles DunlapCould airstrikes save lives?It is the presence of ground troops, not deaths from airstrikes, that most incentivizes the Taliban.
 
Edward Schumacher-MatosA federal-state showdown over potLet California voters lead the way on state drug-use answers.
 
Tom TOLES

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Ann TELNAES

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MarketWatch: Special Financial Services.- Stock Market Controlled by a Visible Hand; European Stocks Weak; Gold, oil Traders, Get a New Tool to Predict Future

MarketWatch
  SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

Outside the Box: Stock market controlled by a visible hand

By Michael Sincere and Pascal Willain


Many investors are confused because the stock market nowadays doesn’t appear to reflect the real economy. It makes you wonder who, if anyone, is in control. 
 
Europe Markets: European stocks weak; Ericsson jumps

By Barbara Kollmeyer MarketWatch


European stocks are shifting lower on Friday as investors absorb another handful of earnings reports, with Ericsson higher on its results and Volvo shares weaker, and looked ahead to the weekend G20. See full story

Commodities Corner: Gold, oil traders get new tools to predict future


By Myra P. Saefong MarketWatch


Commodities investors may now have the next best thing to catching a glimpse of the future, with newly-launched contracts on gold and oil volatility indexes. 





Mineweb: Top Stories.- Freeport-McMoRan, DRC reach agreement on Tenke Fungurume.

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TOP STORIES | Friday , 22 Oct 2010                                                     

 

Freeport-McMoRan, DRC reach agreement on Tenke Fungurume

Freeport-McMoran is taking steps to increase near-term copper production as it reaps the benefits of positive pricing for key commodities.    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Mariana's gold/silver exploration in Patagonia - best of both worlds

Junior explorer Mariana Resources has identified both high grade-type vein systems with bonanza gold grades and a low grade bulk target at its Las Calandrias prospect in Patagonia.    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

The value saga of Oyu Tolgoi

Questions abound as capital raising machinations raise the risks associated with getting the most out of the Oyu Tolgoi project Thursday , 21 Oct 2010   

Freeport-McMoRan: a scorcher

Operating cash flow for 2010 anticipated at around USD 6bn.    Thursday , 21 Oct 2010

Spokane's Mines Management has yet to catch M&A fever

Mines Management's CEO says the tough political climate of Montana mining is looking pretty good in an era of mine expropriations, government corruption, revolutions, and soaring mining tax burdens.    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

A century's worth of platinum still to be had in SA - Johnson Matthey

A curious reminder that South Africa can mine platinum for more than a century at a time when prices are picking up and miners are still grappling with a few issues    Thursday , 21 Oct 2010

Lihir makes its mark on Newcrest's production

The big acquisition by Newcrest Mining Ltd of Papua New Guinea miner Lihir Gold showed its impact on the September quarter production data released today.    Thursday , 21 Oct 2010

Chinese stock market will outperform gold and silver

Technical analysis suggests a choppy ride for gold and silver in the months ahead, while Chinese stocks, after a weak period, could be set for a major rise    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Camaco, unions reach pay deal

Averting a strike at the company, the two parties say they have reached a tentative agreement; analysts say the agreement could weigh on uranium prices    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Bolivia set on ambitious lithium project by 2014

Bolivian president, Evo Morales said Thursday, the country does not need foreign investment to develop a 30,000 tonne per year lithium plant    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Zambian President urges calm after mine shooting

Rupiah Banda called for calm after the shooting of 11 workers at a Chinese-run mine last week sparked condemnation of Chinese firms by opposition and unions    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Province urges Canada to oppose BHP's bid for Potash Corp

Saskatchewan said Thursday it would prevail on Ottawa to block the bid because, if successful, the tie-up could hurt jobs and revenue in the province    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Miner dies at Implala Platinum 11 shaft - Union

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers said Friday, an employee died at the shaft after inhaling noxious gases    Friday , 22 Oct 2010

Innovative blasting solution at Rukodzi platinum mine in Zimbabwe

Explosives manufacturer AEL's mining services division has been converting the perimeter blasting system at Zimplats' Rukodzi mine from PE Barrel to polypipes for smooth blasting and lower costs.    Thursday , 21 Oct 2010

Yesterday's Top Story: Whatever happened to uranium stocks?

After peaking in 2007, uranium prices have disappointed and, it seems, many of the stocks are looking to de-emphasize their connection to the metal    Wednesday , 20 Oct 2010