A longtime coal operator plans to open seven mines in the heart of the eastern Kentucky coalfields in a venture expected to create more than 250 jobs in a hard-pressed region where several thousand mining jobs have disappeared in recent years. Full story
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers said it would seek pay rises of up to 60 percent from gold and coal producers, raising the prospect of fresh strikes as firms battle higher costs and falling prices in an already heated labor climate. Full story
The Fast Money traders weigh in on how to play the coal space, and share their trade on some of today's top movers in the market.
Rob Knight, Union Pacific CFO, discusses his company's record fourth quarter and weighs in on the weak demand for coal.
Jim Cramer explains how coal is hurting some railroad companies but not Kansas City Southern.
The National Journal’s Reid Wilson joins The Daily Rundown's Chuck Todd for a Deep Dive into the coal wars and coal country’s steady shift from blue to red.
Dave Roberts, a staff writer at the Grist.org; Tanya Fields, an urban farmer; Dan Dicker, a CNBC contributor; and Uni Blake, director of environmental affairs for Hometown Energy Group; talk about natural gas extraction through fracking, and how it is affecting the coal industry.
Men sort coal at a wholesale shop to sell in the market in Rawalpindi May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
A boy carries coal at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand in this September 20, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report INDIA-COAL/ REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
A local woman prepares to collect coal from an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand in this September 20, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report INDIA-COAL/ REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT ENERGY)