Oct 26- Arch Coal Inc, one of the world's top five coal producers, reported a surprise profit as cost cuts paid off, and the company said thermal coal shipments were improving. Net profit rose to $45.8 million, or 22 cents per share, in the third quarter, from $8.9 million, or 4 cents per share, a year earlier.
ST. LOUIS-- Arch Coal Inc. said Friday that cost-control efforts helped boost its third-quarter results well above Wall Street expectations. Adjusted income was 20 cents per share, compared with a loss of 15 cents on revenue of $1.02 billion, according to FactSet.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. Arch Coal Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Comcast Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
*Patriot Coal bankruptcy puts health care, pensions at risk. Oct 24- Peabody Energy Corp and Arch Coal Inc are being sued by mine workers who contend that the companies have an obligation to pay pension and health care benefits that were transferred to Patriot Coal in a 2007 spinoff.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- The United Mine Workers of America is suing Arch Coal Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp. in southern West Virginia over pension and health-care benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.' s active and retired miners.
*Patriot Coal bankruptcy puts health care, pensions at risk. Oct 24- Peabody Energy Corp and Arch Coal Inc are being sued by mine workers who content that the companies have an obligation to pay pension and health care benefits that were transferred to Patriot Coal in a 2007 spinoff.
ST. LOUIS-- Arch Coal Inc., one of the world's biggest coal producers, is scheduled to report earnings for the third quarter before the market opens on Friday. Arch's latest earnings may reflect its June announcement that it was laying off about 750 workers in the Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia coalfields.
Caterpillar Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Hasbro Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Peabody Energy Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
BILLINGS, Mont.-- Owners of a proposed railroad serving southeastern Montana's coal fields have applied to the federal government to build an 83- mile line carrying up to 20 million tons of fuel annually.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Sprint Nextel Corp., up 72 cents at $5.76. Safeway Inc., down 58 cents at $15.71.
NEW YORK-- Shares of coal mining companies surged Thursday and Dahlman Rose& Co. predicted that demand may be on the rise from steel manufacturers in China.
BILLINGS, Mont.-- A long-stalled coal railroad in southeastern Montana could get an easement through the state's Miles City fish hatchery in exchange for a $2 million payment into a conservation fund and a $25 million insurance policy, under the terms of a tentative deal disclosed Wednesday.
Stocks that could fare better with a Republican in the White House have bounced in the past week, just as Mitt Romney has done in the polls.
NEW YORK-- The tickers of coal companies occupied the top of the Standard and Poor's 500 index Tuesday, with investors seeing a potential for miners to capitalize on cooler temperatures and higher natural gas prices.
Oct 9- Arch Coal Inc:. *Goldman Sachs cuts Arch Coal Inc to sell from neutral-. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
The S&P 500 rose for a fourth session after a report suggested improvement in the labor market ahead of Friday's closely watched monthly payrolls report. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 6.10 points, or 0.19 percent, to 3,141.40. **COLLABRX INC, $6.80, up 79.4 pct.
Stocks ended lower in light, choppy trading Monday, amid ongoing worries over the slowing economy and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.
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