Modest gains for the yellow metal defied poor performance from other commodities following bad news on Chinese exports.
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Oil futures rose $1 per barrel, but Alpha Natural Resources led coal stocks down sharply. Find out why.
Germany is facing an energy crisis on its way to producing 80% of its electricity from renewable sources. Are dirty coal reserves (and the Nazi-era tactics required to access them) the short-term solution?
Will the coal industry and leading coal companies such as Arch Coal and Peabody Energy rally in 2014?
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The coal industry has struggled lately, but can Alpha Natural get back on its feet?
Arch Coal isn't the only coal company struggling, but it has unique challenges that have hurt it more than some of its peers. Find out more about how Arch Coal can recover.
Australia’s booming economy may be about to go bust. Here’s why.
The Dow and S&P 500 moved in opposite directions again Tuesday, with the broader measure moving higher. But Amarin plunged 24%, Walter Energy declined 8%, and Skechers USA fell 7%. Find out what made these stocks do poorly today.