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U.S. Silica Announces Second Quarter Results

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced net income of $28.7 million or $0.53 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared with net income of $20.2 million or $0.38 per basic and diluted share for the second quarter of 2013.

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Athabasca Minerals Inc. Reports Advances

Athabasca Minerals Inc. reported that the company completed aggregate production at its Cowper corporate-owned aggregate operation, its fourth corporate-owned pit and first under agreement with DeneCo Aggregates Ltd., a First Nations company. Reclamation efforts are underway.

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Hi-Crush Donations Questioned

Wisconsin state campaign finance records show executives from Hi-Crush Partners, which is facing Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fines, have donated $10,000 to the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) over the last two election cycles, according to WisconsinWatch.

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Midwest Frac Reaches Settlement

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by Midwest Frac against Barron County, Wis., over highway improvements, repair and maintenance agreements for a portion of Hwy. P in the Town of Arland, Wis., according to the Rice Lake Chronotype.

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Eagle Materials Reports Record Revenues

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 30, 2014. Notable items for the quarter include (all comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are with the prior year's first quarter):

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