Freeport-McMoRan is in a good position to grow further.
Despite anxiety concerning leakage of radioactive water at the Fukushima facility, uranium-producing companies like Cameco will see an increase in demand.
If Freeport can't get Indonesia to give it some slack, then production of the red metal will crumble.
No one seems to want to pay even the fire-sale prices the iron ore miner is asking.
Katherine C. Harper comes from Rio Tinto. Jean-Francois Turgeon, another Rio Tinto person, is hired as executive vice president.
These are hard times for coal mines, and some companies are struggling to get rid of their coal assets.
The uranium producer finds itself in a hot market once more, and Cameco earnings could benefit in the long run.
Just when the industry was at its worst, could a major rebound be in the works?
GlaxoSmithKline is accused in China of a massive bribery scheme.
Even as its energy acquisition moves forward, Freeport-McMoRan earnings are suffering from weak commodities demand.