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Freeport-McMoRan 'aggressively' looking to boost copper output

By: Liezel Hill Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, which looks likely to have more cash than it knows what to do with over the next few years, is "aggressively" looking for ways to invest in new projects and expansions to grow copper production, CEO Richard Adkerson said on Thursday. At the same... 

Freeport mulls ramping up copper output as outlook brightens

By: Liezel Hill Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, the world's biggest publicly traded copper producer, is looking at ramping up curtailed copper operations in the US as demand for the metal in developed countries improves, CEO Richard Adkerson said on Wednesday. “We were focused on liquidity protection beginning... 

Freeport-McMoRan posts Q4 profit on higher prices

By: Liezel Hill The world's biggest publicly-traded copper-miner, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, earned $971-million in the fourth quarter, compared with a $13,9-billion loss a year earlier, thanks to higher prices for copper, gold and molybdenum. In the fourth quarter of 2008, the company also recorded a... 


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