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  • 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.

  • Dec 15- SunCoke Energy Inc, which produces coke used in steelmaking, said it would more than halve its annual coal production and cut 175 jobs due to weak prices. It said it was also looking at other options, including hiring contractors to mine coal or purchasing coal for its 720,000- tons Jewell Coke facility in Virginia. The company's coal mining operations are...

  • Dec 15- SunCoke Energy Inc, which produces coke used in steelmaking, said it would more than halve its annual coal production and cut 175 jobs due to weak prices. The company said it would reduce its annual coal production to 500,000 tons from 1.1 million. The company had about 1,344 employees in the United States and about 233 employees at its cokemaking facility...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 13 or 7.5 percent, to $1.61. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 98 or 2.8 percent, to $34.33. Peabody Energy fell$. 04 or. 5 percent, to $7.37.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 4.6 percent, to $1.66. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 51 or 1.4 percent, to $34.80. Peabody Energy rose$. 13 or 1.8 percent, to $7.54.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 3.2 percent, to $1.68. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.4 percent, to $34.83. Peabody Energy unchanged at $7.41.

  • $60 oil will be norm for next 5 years: Economist Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Workers make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig near Encinal in the Eagle Ford Shale in Webb County, Texas.

    The price of oil will normalize around $60 as China's economy cools down to digest overinvestment, economist Andy Xie said.

  • TOKYO, Dec 11- Once at the forefront of the fight again global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as Tokyo increases its use of dirty coal energy to replace nuclear. Japan now finds itself alongside India and Russia, the world's third- and fourth-biggest polluters, by not yet declaring goals.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 11- If you were looking for a sign that coal prices have finally bottomed out, then the ramping up of merger and acquisition activity is often a good indicator. In the past few days, a flurry of announcements have hit the headlines, including Anglo American's proposed sale of coal assets in Australia and South Africa, and Peabody Energy and...

  • An energy source NOT threatened by falling oil Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    Solar stocks have been dropping on fears that cheap oil will kill demand for renewables. But oil has no impact on solar.