mining

Face-Off: Tim Hortons, Rio Tinto and McAfee

With market volatility comes opportunity. Problem is, one man's gold can be another man's garbage. Here, Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows give their "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" views on three hot stocks: Tim Hortons (THI), Rio Tinto (RTP) and McAfee (MFE).

What It Will Take to Tap Afghanistan's Potential Mineral Riches

Newly-located mineral deposits in Afghanistan could mean new wealth for an impoverished nation that has been crippled by decades of war. But getting those riches out of the ground will require years of development and billions of dollars in investment.

China to Benefit from Afghan Mineral Riches

The conflict in Afghanistan has cost the U.S. more than $940 billion, but recently, Americans have discovered that nation is sitting on upwards of $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits. But the resources we've found are are likely to end up getting mined by Russian and Chinese firms.

In Coal Mining, Economics Still Trumps Safety

This week's disaster at a West Virginia coal mine reminds us that our dependency on coal for energy isn't going away. Until this week, many analysts had hoped the coal mining industry, while still dangerous, had become safer. U.S. mining injuries and fatalities have been declining since 2001.