In the following video, energy contributors Tyler Crowe and Aimee Duffy discuss a second straight record quarter for Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI). With many in the U.S. looking at coal as a dying industry due to the boom in natural gas, is Arch Coal proving the naysayers wrong? Is this only a temporary situation for the company due to pricing, or could the outlook for the coal industry be better than predicted? Tyler tells investors what Arch Coal is doing to beat expectations and deliver for shareholders, and gives us a good look at where the coal industry is heading.

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