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Scary days panning for gold stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scary movie "The Conjuring" may be a winner at the box office this summer, but on Wall Street the real horror show is the gold mining sector. Full story

Analysis: As Canada's junior miners flounder, long-term damage looms

TORONTO (Reuters) - Hundreds of small mineral exploration companies may have their stock delisted by Canada's TSX Venture Exchange in the coming months, choking off a development pipeline that has long supplied major miners with new projects. Full story

On the Call: Caterpillar controller Mike DeWalt

Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, saw its second-quarter earnings tumble 43 percent on Wednesday. Full story

CAT's big miss

   Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research, says Caterpillar is probably reaching a bottom, and that as long as mining stabilizes, it should be an up year for the stock. The key is that earnings don't continue downward next year. Ann Duignan, JPMorgan, weighs in...

Explaining CAT's disappointment

   Doug Oberhelman, chairman & CEO, Caterpillar, explains the headwinds that caused weakness in the company's earnings. Mining activity has slowed down and inventories have been reduced among CAT dealers, he says. With Byron Wien.

Earnings Preview: Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. reports second-quarter results on Wednesday, and investors will be watching to see how much the slowdown in commodities and, potentially, construction is hurting the company's sales of equipment for those industries. Full story

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  Should we be concerned if NSA has our information?

Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists continuee the discussion on security and privacy in the wake of the news that the NSA has been tapping phone and Internet data.

  Bear vs Bull: Joy Global

Fast Money traders Stephen Weiss and Jon Najarian debate the play on the mining company after it lowers its guidance.

  Ethical Questions Surround Bloomberg Data Breach

Discussing the legal obligations of data mining, with Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management; and Joel Reidenberg, Fordam University professor.

  NYT: Fears over impact of gold mining in Greece

New York Times correspondent Suzanne Daley reports from debt-strapped Greece on efforts to raise revenues with gold mining despite deep concerns over environmental dangers and lax oversight.

  Hi-Yo Silver!

John Smith, Silver Standard Resources CEO, discusses his latest mining project in Mexico, which holds one of the world's largest silver reserves.

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