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  • Coal's environmental conundrum

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the demand for coal and the government regulation coal miners are facing.

  • The future of coal in America

    CNBC's Scott Cohn speaks with Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy CEO, from the Spring Creek Mine about the rising demand for coal due to the spike in natural gas prices.

  • U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.

  • CSX CEO: Positive growth for 2014

    Michael Ward, CSX CEO, projects modest growth for 2014 and discusses trends throughout Q4. Ward also expects to face some similar coal challenges experienced in 2013.

  • Built-in demand for nat gas: Trader

    Dissecting which stocks will have the biggest reversal in 2014, with the "Fast Money: traders. Brian Kelly thinks Pioneer Natural Resources will go lower.

  • Coal stocks: Diamonds in the rough

    Larry McDonald, Newedge USA senior director, discusses the politics surrounding the coal sector and shares his 2014 outlook for the unloved sector.

  • Nash: Moderately optimistic about 2014

    Tony Nash, Vice President at IHS, sees more upside risks for the global economy next year, especially as the U.S. fiscal drag eases.

  • Woman walks with her child on a street as schools were closed due to the heavy smog in Jilin, northeast China's Jilin province.

    Solving China's massive pollution problem means money and the will to reverse years of environmental destruction. Experts say that will take a long time.

  • Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    A choking smog across much of northern China threatens major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.

  • They're called master limited partnerships, and investing in them can be as mystifying as the name. Here are some tips.

  • China: Change will take a long time

    Chen Jiahe, Analyst at Cinda Securities tells CNBC's Cash Flow that while change will take a long time, he still likes the China market.

  • CONSOL CEO on $3.5 billion nat gas deal

    Brett Harvey, CONSOL Energy chairman & CEO, discusses his company's decision to sell five of its top coal mines and venture into natural gas as a means to be more competitive in the U.S.

  • CONSOL Energy selling five key coal mines in $3.5 billion deal

    This is part of the energy company's plan to expand into the natural gas space, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly with the details of the $3.5 billion transaction.

  • Energy demand rising in the East

    Faith Birol, Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency says the center of gravity of global energy demand is moving slowly but surely to the East.

  • Anggang Steel is a good entry point: Pro

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays discusses the outlook for China's coal and steel sector.

  • James Chanos: Bad news for global coal

    James Chanos, President, Kynikos Associates, says there is more bad news for global coal on the horizon as many countries switch to natural gas.

  • Stay away from pure-play coal miners: Pro

    Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays says investors should be cautious when investing in pure-play coal companies, with the expectation that the coal price will continue to decline.

  • A shuttle conveyor transports taconite rock from the crusher to the Hibbing Taconite Co. pellet manufacturing plant, operated by Cliff's Natural Resources Inc., in Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

    Miner Cliffs Natural Resources reported a drop in second-quarter earnings as global iron ore prices slid, but the results topped forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Obama's true coal colors

    Coal stocks surged on increased power demand because of the heat wave across the East Coast. Why is the White House waging a war on this resource? Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy, provides perspective.

  • Buy, Sell or Hold Microsoft?

    Coal stocks are topping gains in today's trading session, with the "Fast Money" traders; and what to make of Microsoft's restructuring, with Colin Gillis, BGC.