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  • 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.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 05 or 3.2 percent, to $1.75. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.22 or 3.6 percent, to $34.91. Peabody Energy rose$. 39 or 5.1 percent, to $8.09.

  • EU lawmakers fail to approve tar sands oil veto Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Dec 17- An attempt by some European politicians to veto the import of tar sands oil failed on Wednesday after a European Parliament vote, giving a boost to Canada but dismaying green campaigners. After years of lobbying from Canada, the European Commission published a new plan in October on reporting the greenhouse gas intensity of transport fuels.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 2.4 percent, to $1.74. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 66 or 2.0 percent, to $34.35. Peabody Energy rose$. 31 or 4.0 percent, to $8.01.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 08 or 4.9 percent, to $1.70. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 26 or. 8 percent, to $33.69. Peabody Energy rose$. 42 or 5.8 percent, to $7.70.

  • Dec 16- California pension plans would divest all assets related to the coal industry under a measure the leader of the state senate said he will propose to reduce support for an industry that critics blame for contributing to climate change. He had just returned from United Nations talks in Lima, Peru on international efforts to fight climate change.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 07 or 4.3 percent, to $1.69. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 17 or. 5 percent, to $34.12. Peabody Energy rose$. 62 or 8.5 percent, to $7.90.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 11 or 6.8 percent, to $1.73. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 21 or. 6 percent, to $34.16. Peabody Energy rose$. 40 or 5.5 percent, to $7.68.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slide as oil, rouble crumble Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday as a slide in the Russian rouble and crude oil prices sent traders fleeing risky assets. *Brent crude lost nearly 4 percent after hitting a low of $58.50 and U.S. crude was down 3 percent at $54.21 after hitting $53.80. *Plunging oil prices could heighten geopolitical tensions, trigger defaults by U.S. shale oil...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Dec 16- China will slash export tariffs for coal from Jan. 1 and adjust those for a range of other commodities as part of broader efforts to re-order trade and foster economic growth. Despite the sharp drop in coal export taxes, industry experts said there was little risk of Chinese supplies flooding the Asian Pacific seaborne market as...

  • FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Dec 16- The boomtown in the heart of Canada's oil sands region is getting nervous. Fort McMurray, surrounded by the boreal forest of northern Canada, has long drawn thousands with jobs that paid six-figure salaries to a region that produces more crude than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. Suncor Energy Inc, Total SA and Statoil ASA...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 16- China's yuan fell against the dollar on Tuesday as the central bank set a weaker midpoint, and on further indications that China will roll out more stimulus measures to shore up the sluggish economy. The yuan has been under pressure in the past month as demand for dollars from oil and coal companies increases near year-end, while a series of weak...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 6 percent, to $1.62. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 38 or 1.1 percent, to $33.95. Peabody Energy fell$. 09 or 1.2 percent, to $7.28.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 09 or 5.3 percent, to $1.70. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $34.48. Peabody Energy rose$. 19 or 2.6 percent, to $7.56.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 6 percent, to $1.62. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $34.24. Peabody Energy fell$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $7.33.