| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:30 AM
In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the coal industry has dominated political, social and economic life for the past 120 years. Practices such as strip mining and, more recently, mountain top removal, have been used by coal companies for more than 60 years to break the once-powerful labor unions and cut jobs. These practices involve using explosives to blow the tops off mountains to extract the coal below. They lead to the destruction of beautiful mountains, biodiversity, and the pollution of air and water.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Dec 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets
on several U.S.-listed companies, including Accenture and 3M, on Friday.
* Twitter Inc : BMO starts with market perform; target $55
* Accenture :...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Dec 16 (Reuters) - Natural gas exploration and production
company Rice Energy Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to
raise up to $800 million in an initial public offering of its
The family-owned company is focused on Pennsylvania's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:57 AM
(Reuters) - Mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc forecast 2014 earnings below analysts' average estimate and said it was difficult to predict when a recovery in the mining industry would begin next year, sending its shares down 6 percent.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:10 AM
BOSTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Massachusetts on Monday announced
a $265 million deal with Alpha Appalachia Holdings Inc to settle
allegations that the coal miner artificially inflated its stock
price by misrepresenting its safety record ahead of a deadly...