Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is rather soft and malleable, and a freshly-exposed surface has a pinkish or peachy color. It is used as a thermal conductor, an electrical conductor, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys.


Copper Prices Slip But Remain Near 4 1/2-Month High

London copper slipped on Monday, but still retained most of the previous session's steep climb to a 4-1/2 month top as a new round of U.S. monetary stimulus measures and a weak dollar continued to support prices.

Asian Stocks Rally On Fed Stimulus Action

Asian stock markets rallied to a four-month high Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched another large scale of asset purchase program overnight to stimulate the world's largest economy.

Asian Stocks Ease Marginally, Euro Falls

Risk assets fell Tuesday with the investors awaiting an announcement of some monetary easing measures by the Fed at the meeting of central bankers and economists at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, later in the week.

Asian Shares Drop, But Euro Holds On ECB Hopes

Asian shares fell Wednesday morning after recent rally, but the euro held near a seven-week high on hopes the European Central Bank will act to rein in surging euro zone borrowing costs and policymakers will find ways to keep Greece on lifelines.

Zambian Miners Kill Chinese Manager In Riot

Coal miners in Zambia killed one Chinese manager and injured another during a riot Saturday. The miners were on strike at the Chinese-owned Collum coal mine in Sinazongwe in protest of delays in raising the minimum wage.

Copper Is 'Slightly Overvalued': Barclays

Copper prices have outperformed the overall metals market as traders have closed short selling in expectation of government intervention to boost growth, but the metal may still be slightly overvalued, according to a Monday report by Barclays.

ESPY 2012: Best Dressed [PHOTOS]

The ESPYs might be all about sports but you can't have an awards show without a little fashion, so we've compiled a slideshow to bring you some photos of some of the best dressed women at the 2012.

Asian Markets Decline On Bank Downgrades, Factory Data

Asian shares fell Friday and the safe-haven dollar hovered near its highest in a week-and-a-half after weak manufacturing data from the United States, Europe and China heightened fears over the outlook for global growth.

Asian Shares Slip, Commodities Down After Fed Action

Asian stocks struggled and commodities fell broadly on Thursday after the Federal Reserve ramped up monetary stimulus by expanding Operation Twist, but disappointed some investors who had been hoping for more aggressive measures.

Asian Stocks Up On Stimulus Hopes

Asian stock markets advanced Wednesday on expectations that the major central banks around the world would announce further stimulus measures to spur economic growth.

Asia Stocks Slip As Euro Zone Fears Focus On Spain

Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a post-Greek election relief rally quickly ran out of steam, with rising Spanish and Italian bond yields signaling that European leaders still have much to do to contain the euro zone debt crisis.