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February 1, 2013
06:04 EDTMT, NUE, X, AKS, DOWCheap gas energizing parts of U.S. economy, WSJ reports
With natural gas suddenly plentiful and relatively cheap in the U.S. due to hydraulic fracturing technology, or fracking, U.S. manufacturing is beginning to pick up again, reports the Wall Street Journal. For example, back in 2004, steelmaker Nucor Corp. (NUE) bought a plant next to Louisiana wetlands, took it apart and shipped it to Trinidad on ocean barges because gas is cheap there.This summer, after almost two years of construction, it will open the same type of plant at the same site at a cost of $750M because natural gas, which is critical to these Nucor plants, is cheap here. Lower-priced natural gas has energized many parts of the country and the economy, including chemical and fertilizer companies, which say lower prices have reduced costs and made the U.S. a more competitive manufacturing location. Reference Link
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August 27, 2015
10:00 EDTMTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:48 EDTMTArcelorMittal initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
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08:08 EDTDOWDow AgroSciences, ICS-CAAS partner to accelerate rice research in China
Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, or ICS-CAAS. Under the agreement, Dow AgroSciences grants ICS-CAAS a royalty-free, non-transferable research and commercialization license for its proprietary EXZACT Precision Genome Editing Technology to be used in rice in China. Dow AgroSciences and ICS-CAAS scientists will collaboratively develop an industry-leading rice genome editing technology platform. The EXZACT Precision Genome Editing Platform will enable ICS-CAAS scientists to capitalize on their significant investment and technical expertise in rice genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and cell biology as well as accelerate integration of the scientific knowledge generated in rice to rapidly develop valuable products for China. Dow AgroSciences has developed the EXZACT Precision Technology platform under an exclusive license and collaboration agreement in plants with Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. Dow AgroSciences and ICS-CAAS scientists will work together to make sure that the expertise and strengths of both parties are best combined to accelerate rice research and product development in China. This is part of Dow AgroSciences' commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions to bolster food security and food safety in China.
August 25, 2015
06:44 EDTMTArcelorMittal finds success in Northern France plant, WSJ reports
ArcelorMittal (MT) has found improbable success investing heavily in Europe, particularly in rust belt Northern France, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company's most profitable business unit is located in Northern France, and the European Union is still the globe's most prestigious automotive market, where companies such as Audi (AUDVF) and BMW (BAMXY) make nearly a trillion dollars worth of cars a year, the report says, meaning higher demand for locally produced steel. Reference Link
August 24, 2015
10:32 EDTXU.S. Steel says acted to effectuate hard freeze of some benefits
In a regulatory filing from Friday evening, U.S. Steel disclosed that on August 17, United States Steel Corporation, acted to effectuate a hard freeze of benefits accrued under each of the following plans effective as of December 31, 2015: (i) the United States Steel Corporation Plan for Employee Pension Benefits and each provision, rule part, plan or program thereunder as applicable to non-union employees; (ii) the United States Steel Corporation Non Tax-Qualified Pension Plan; and (iii) the United States Steel Corporation Executive Management Supplemental Pension Program. As a result, from and after December 31 all benefit accruals under each Plan shall cease and no participant in any Plan will receive credit under the Plan for further service to the Corporation or its subsidiaries and the compensation levels resulting from any such further service will not be relevant to the determination of benefits payable under the Plans. The Non Tax-Qualified Plan and the Supplemental Plan provide benefits to Mr. Douglas Matthews, one of our Named Executive Officers. As described above, on August 1 , the Corporation enacted a hard freeze of benefits accrued under its DB Plan effective December 31. Participants of the DB Plan will be transitioned to a defined contribution retirement plan at that time. The Corporation will perform a remeasurement of the DB Plan, and will report these results in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30.
09:18 EDTXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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August 23, 2015
13:07 EDTXU.S. Steel shares could rally 60% to $28 by late 2016, Barron's says
Shares of U.S. Steel could rise more than 60% to $28 by the end of 2016 as steel prices increase, cost cutting measures take effect, and Chinese imports decline given an import tariff scheduled for November, Barron's contends in a feature article. Reference Link
August 21, 2015
08:26 EDTXU.S. Steel initiated with a Sell at Axiom
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August 17, 2015
09:03 EDTXU.S. Steel proposes permanent closure of blast furnace in Alabama
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