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2014-02-10 08:29:15

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that it has sold ADDCAR Systems, L.L.C. to UGM Holdings Pty. Ltd. for a total of $21 million.

2014-02-10 08:29:14

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today declared an annual cash dividend of $0.01 per share on the company's common stock.

2014-02-07 16:23:08

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that it received two awards for exemplary reclamation from the West Virginia Coal Association.

2014-02-07 16:23:05

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that it received three Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards from the West Virginia Coal Association.

2014-02-06 08:22:51

Achieves Drill Bit Finding Cost of $0.42 per Mcfe PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2013, CONSOL Energy Inc.

2014-02-04 16:24:46

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2014-02-04 00:20:22

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2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.