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  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp said it expected demand in the United States to decline in 2015, mainly due to lower natural gas prices. Peabody said it would pay a quarterly dividend of 0.25 cents per share, way below the 8.5 cents per share it paid in November. The company, which has mining operations in the United States and Australia, forecast U.S. coal...

  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a smaller quarterly loss, helped by lower operating costs in Australia and the United States. The company's net loss attributable to common stockholders narrowed to $514.6 million, or $1.92 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $565.7 million, or $2.12 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported a lower net profit that came in below market expectations, as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt its mining business and warned the drop in oil prices would hurt its business in 2015.. The Peoria, Illinois- based company reported a fourth-quarter net profit of...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.8 percent, to $1.04. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 72 or 2.4 percent, to $31.05. Peabody Energy rose$. 37 or 5.9 percent, to $6.67.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.9 percent, to $1.05. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 70 or 2.3 percent, to $31.03. Peabody Energy rose$. 16 or 2.5 percent, to $6.46.

  • Lower coal revs hit Norfolk Southern profit Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    A file photo of a Norfolk Southern freight train.

    Norfolk Southern expects a solid U.S. economy to boost its business in 2015 but said it was too early to gauge the impact of lower energy prices.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 5.0 percent, to $1.02. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 37 or 1.2 percent, to $30.70. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 2.2 percent, to $6.16.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 26- Norfolk Southern Corp, the No. 4 U.S. railroad, expects a solid U.S. economy to boost its business in 2015 but said on Monday it was too early to gauge the overall impact of lower energy prices. Norfolk Southern's fourth-quarter profit was hurt by a 15 percent drop in coal revenue. The Norfolk, Virginia- based company said gains in its intermodal, or...

  • Coal mining simulator coming to Southern Illinois Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    The simulator that Southeastern Illinois College and Illinois Eastern Community College plan to build will have features such as an imitation-smoke system and a control center where coordinators can monitor how the miners cope with disaster-like conditions, the Southern Illinoisan reported. The schools will build the facility on SIC's Harrisburg...

  • Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    BEIJING— China recorded its first drop in coal production since 2000 last year, as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter pulls back on its use of the fossil fuel and switches to cleaner energy sources. According to the country's national coal association, China produced 3.5 billion tons of coal in the first 11 months of 2014, 2.1 percent less than the same...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 8.5 percent, to $1.07. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 78 or 2.5 percent, to $30.33. Peabody Energy fell$. 43 or 6.4 percent, to $6.30.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 09 or 7.7 percent, to $1.08. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 40 or 1.3 percent, to $30.71. Peabody Energy fell$. 37 or 5.5 percent, to $6.36.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 4.3 percent, to $1.12. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $30.83. Peabody Energy fell$. 30 or 4.5 percent, to $6.43.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or. 8 percent, to $1.17. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.11. Peabody Energy fell$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.73.

  • Kellow named next CEO of coal-mining Peabody Energy Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Coal-mining Peabody Energy Corp. soon will have a new chief executive. The St. Louis- based company announced Thursday that Peabody's chief operating officer, Glenn Kellow, will succeed CEO Greg Boyce on May 4. Its U.S. operations include mines in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 00 or. 3 percent, to $1.18. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 59 or 1.9 percent, to $30.64. Peabody Energy fell$. 15 or 2.2 percent, to $6.62.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 8 percent, to $1.19. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 46 or 1.5 percent, to $30.77. Peabody Energy fell$. 17 or 2.5 percent, to $6.60.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.5 percent, to $1.18. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 96 or 3.2 percent, to $31.23. Peabody Energy rose$. 35 or 5.5 percent, to $6.77.

  • Algeria backtracks on shale gas plans after protests Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— Algeria's prime minister announced Wednesday that plans to drill for the country's abundant shale gas reserves have been scrapped. "I confirm that the exploitation of shale gas is not the order of the day as for now Algeria has sufficient reserves of conventional energy to meet its needs," Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 07 or 5.7 percent, to $1.21. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 79 or 2.6 percent, to $31.06. Peabody Energy rose$. 33 or 5.1 percent, to $6.75.