SYDNEY (Reuters) - BHP Billiton has halted work at some construction sites at its operations in the Eagle Ford shale in the United States as it investigates the death of a contractor at the site, it said on Tuesday. Oil production and drilling were not affected. Full story
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP Billiton <BHP.AX> has agreed to sell its Pinto Valley copper mine and a railroad in Arizona to Capstone Mining Corp <CS.TO> for $650 million, the latest in a spate of asset sales by the top global miner as it tightens its belt in a weaker market. Full story
LONDON (Reuters) - The incoming boss of BHP Billiton <BHP.AX>, Andrew Mackenzie, said on Wednesday the world's largest miner would not exclude deals under his stewardship, though its strategy would remain focused on current assets. Full story
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses market-moving headlines, including Toll Brothers, which is set to open at new 52-week highs; Dell trading lower despite its earnings beat; and BHP Billiton moving lower in pre-market trading.
A man walks past the head office of BHP Billiton in central Melbourne October 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
A bucket wheel reclaimer collects ore at the BHP Billiton iron ore loading facility in Port Hedland, about 1,600 km north of Perth, in this May 26, 2008 file photo. Australian coal miners are steeling themselves for years of production cuts, job reductions and asset sales as swelling shipments from
A man walks out of the head office of BHP Billiton in central Melbourne August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
Newly appointed Rio Tinto Chief Financial Officer, Chris Lynch, is seen in this handout photograph obtained by Reuters on February 28, 2013. Rio Tinto rounded out its management team under new chief executive Sam Walsh, naming former BHP Billiton finance head, Lynch, as its chief financial officer a