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  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.

    Everything seems to be going wrong for coal stocks, but Larry McDonald of Societe Generale says this could be the perfect time to get in.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- The Sierra Club along with environmental groups in Kentucky and West Virginia are attempting to block permitting at two mountaintop surface mines, alleging in federal lawsuits that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not consider potential health impacts on residents.

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    Ahead of the presidential election, CNBC created the CNBC Obama Index and the CNBC Romney Index featuring companies that could be viewed as winners or losers depending on the outcome of the race.

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    Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • “Fast Money” pro Jon “Dr. J” Najarian made 2012 predictions for the energy trade and one surprise — regarding Research In Motion.

  • Wall Street closed with a head of steam Tuesday, with a rally powered ahead by hopes for the financial market, relief for banks and a bit of short-covering thrown in for good measure.

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    Small caps closed above a key resistance level, confirming the market's bull trend.

  • In the wake of the Arch Coal-International Coal deal, the "Fast Money" traders discuss which mining companies could be the next to get bought out.

  • If your instinct is to sell banks on the news, Fast Money trader Joe Terranova thinks you've got it all wrong.

  • Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • 2010 could bring the worst winter in 25 years. With cold and storms threatening to disrupt crops, travel and more how should you be positioned?

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    In the latest sign of a market recovery, better-than-expected economic news from China, could signal an increase in demand for coal. 

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • So far this year, the Russell 2000 index of small-cap companies continues to outperform the Dow, and the S&P 500.  While most of these companies average only a $1 billion dollar market capitalization, some of their returns are proving resilient to an economic slowdown. 

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    As the stock market slogs through a dismal year, some investment pros think it's time to look beyond the relative safety of index funds and take a chance on specific sectors and individual stocks.

  • With oil prices tumbling, what's happening to coal?  Shneur Gershuni of UBS acknowledges that coal, oil and natural gas prices are closely dependent on each other, and recent price declines in coal stocks make them attractive targets for investors.

  • What many investors call a price correction in the commodities market has taken a toll recently, especially in the energy sector, but the gains of some of these commodities remain above 30% year-to-date.  Is this a buying opportunity or not?

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    Nearly 1.7 billion shares and more than $18 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...

  • Nearly 1.2 billion shares and $14 billion traded yesterday in CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.  Check out the bets being made today...