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  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 3.3 percent, to $1.77. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 47 or 1.4 percent, to $35.04. Peabody Energy rose$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $7.96.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 2.2 percent, to $1.79. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $34.92. Peabody Energy rose$. 20 or 2.5 percent, to $8.12.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 23- A former top executive at a China's largest coal producer has been put under investigation by the country's top graft busting body, the latest in a series of corruption cases against high ranking political and business figures. Former vice president of China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd Hua Zeqiao is suspected of "serious violations" of the law, a...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 5.2 percent, to $1.83. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 31 or. 9 percent, to $34.57. Peabody Energy fell$. 63 or 7.4 percent, to $7.92.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 3.1 percent, to $1.87. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 94 or 2.7 percent, to $33.95. Peabody Energy fell$. 59 or 6.8 percent, to $7.97.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 2.4 percent, to $1.88. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.04 or 3.0 percent, to $33.84. Peabody Energy fell$. 21 or 2.4 percent, to $8.35.

  • Japanese firms snap up coal assets Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    A flurry of acquisitions of coal assets by Japanese firms signals that some trading houses are betting a depressed coal market is bottoming out.

  • National coal mining deaths Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. The U.S. averaged about 30 coal mining deaths a year in the five years before Upper Big Branch. Injuries in coal mines have been on the...

  • US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. "I do think we're seeing a cultural change in the mining industry that's for the better," Assistant Labor Secretary Joseph Main, who heads the U.S....

  • NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. That's what they've done since the Marcellus Shale gas drilling boom began in 2008 and New York launched an environmental review that effectively put a moratorium in...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 17 or 9.7 percent, to $1.93. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 47 or 1.3 percent, to $34.88. Peabody Energy rose$. 46 or 5.7 percent, to $8.55.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 13 or 7.4 percent, to $1.89. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.20 or 3.4 percent, to $34.15. Peabody Energy rose$. 33 or 4.0 percent, to $8.42.

  • U.S. plans to shut royalty loophole on coal exports Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19- U.S. coal companies will no longer be able to settle royalties at low domestic prices when they make lucrative sales to Asia according to reforms proposed by the Interior Department on Friday. "Coal produced on public lands is an important part of our domestic energy portfolio, but we have an obligation- and we are fully committed- to ensure that...

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 11 or 6.0 percent, to $1.87. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 24 or. 7 percent, to $35.11. Peabody Energy rose$. 32 or 3.9 percent, to $8.40.

  • Environmental groups say the practice of storing coal ash in holding ponds supported by permeable, earthen dikes leads both to contamination of surrounding groundwater and the risk of catastrophe when those dikes fail, as happened in Tennessee and at a site in North Carolina earlier this year. The EPA has said contaminants such as arsenic, mercury and cadmium...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 3.3 percent, to $1.76. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 45 or 1.3 percent, to $35.35. Peabody Energy rose$. 13 or 1.6 percent, to $8.09.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 5 percent, to $1.83. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 36 or 1.0 percent, to $35.26. Peabody Energy rose$. 13 or 1.6 percent, to $8.09.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 07 or 3.8 percent, to $1.89. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 61 or 1.7 percent, to $35.51. Peabody Energy rose$. 29 or 3.6 percent, to $8.25.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 12 or 7.1 percent, to $1.82. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.21 or 3.6 percent, to $34.90. Peabody Energy rose$. 26 or 3.4 percent, to $7.96.

  • Ex-coal CEO seeks W.Va. mine blast trial delay Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    BECKLEY, W.Va.— The former head of a coal company that ran the West Virginia mine where 29 men were killed in a 2010 explosion told a judge Wednesday that he wants his federal criminal case moved and his trial delayed for a year. Blankenship's attorney said at a hearing that his client couldn't get a fair trial in southern West Virginia because of bad publicity.