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Builders FirstSource Operating Gains Reflect Market Share Gains Amidst Soft Housing Market

Builders FirstSource (NNASD:BLDR) reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 that fell short of analysts’ expectations, despite achieving the highest quarterly sales since 2006.
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Freeport McMoRan Follows Solid Quarter with News Of Indonesian Resumption

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) reported net income of $482 million, $0.46 per share, for second-quarter 2014, compared with $482 million, $0.49 per share, for second-quarter 2013 and $992 million, $0.95 per share, for the first six months of 2014, compared with $1.1 billion, $1.17 per share, for the first six months of 2013.
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Dow Chemical Reports Broadly Stronger Operating Results

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) reported operating results that were well received by investors as both revenues and earnings both grew year-over-year and beat estimates.
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Freeport-McMoRan Updates on Disposal and Acquisition of Assets

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) announced that its oil and gas subsidiary has completed its previously announced sale of its Eagle Ford Shale assets...
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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreement to Acquire Deepwater GOM Interests for $1.4 Billion

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire certain of Apache Corporation’s (Apache) (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) interests in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), including Apache’s interests in the Lucius and Heidelberg oil production development projects and 11 exploration leases, for $1.4 billion.
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Freeport-McMoRan Mining Operations Supported by Strong Oil & Gas Results

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) reported net income of $510 million, $0.49 per share, for the first-quarter of 2014, compared with $648 million, $0.68 per share, for the first-quarter of 2013.
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Builders FirstSource Operating Results Reasonably Good Despite Harsh Weather

Builders FirstSource (NASD: BLDR) reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 that were a bit light versus expectations on earnings but in line on revenues.
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Dow Chemical Turnaround on Track; Low-Cost Feedstocks Fuel Margin Gains

Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) reported solid quarterly results that reflected management’s efforts at cost controls and the company’s low-cost feedstock supply; margins improved for the sixth consecutive quarter.
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Freeport-McMoRan’s Aggressive Bidding in Gulf of Mexico Pays Off

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) announced that it was the apparent high bidder on 20 tracts in the U.S. government’s latest lease auction worth a total investment of approximately $330 million.
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Builders FirstSource Finishes 2013 with Solid Q4 Report

Builders FirstSource (NASD: BLDR) reported that Q4 2013 revenues grew more than 28% to $369.1 million and that adjusted income from ongoing operations equaled $3.0 million or $0.03 per share.
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