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W. Va. mine owner settles with explosion victims' familiesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:45:00

Owners of West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine have settled wrongful death lawsuits filed by the families of 29 men who died in an April 2010 explosion, an attorney representing two of the miners' estates said Wednesday.

Mine owner flouted safety rules before disaster, U.S. saysupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 17:47:00

The operators of West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine dodged federal safety rules and hid violations before the April 2010 explosion that killed 29 men, a scathing report on the disaster concluded Tuesday.

Report: Deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades due to safety failuresupdated: Thu May 19 2011 17:24:00

A "perfect storm was brewing" in West Virginia's Upper Big Branch coal mine in the weeks and days before a fireball tore through it on April 5, 2010, killing 29 miners and injuring one severely, according to a just-released report by the Governor's Independent Investigation Panel.

Feds: West Virginia mine may be permanently sealedupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 03:03:00

The owners of a West Virginia mine where 29 people perished in an explosion last year have agreed to permanently seal it, federal regulators said.

CNNMoney: The real black gold. Hint: It's not oilupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 13:53:00

The coal mining industry is controversial to say the least.

29 killed in West Virginia mine to be remembered 1 year after blastupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:16:00

Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will join the families of the 29 men who perished in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine a year ago Tuesday.

2010: Obama eulogizes W. Virginia minersupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:16:00

President Obama delivers the eulogy at a memorial for the 29 miners that were killed in an explosion in West Virginia.

West Virginia governor unveils new mine rescue truckupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 13:45:00

The governor of West Virginia unveiled a new, specially equipped truck Tuesday designed to help rescue trapper miners -- part of that state's response to last year's Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, which resulted in 29 deaths.

CNNMoney: Stocks post gains despite Egypt unrestupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:29:00

U.S. stocks posted solid gains Monday as investors focused on the positive earnings news out of Exxon Mobil and rising commodity prices, while continuing to monitor the ongoing political unrest in Egypt.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for higher openupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 09:00:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Monday, with strong earnings from Exxon Mobil outweighing investor worries about growing political unrest in Egypt.

CNNMoney: Coal miner Massey merges with rivalupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 08:51:00

Massey Energy, owner of the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia that was the site of a tragic explosion last April, was acquired by rival Alpha Natural Resources in a $7.1 billion deal, the companies announced Saturday.

CNNMoney: 5 stocks on Santa's naughty listupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 15:51:00

This was not a banner year for Corporate America. Or Corporate Japan. Or Corporate England.

Massey's Blankenship to get $12 million on retirementupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 19:26:00

Massey Energy chairman and CEO Don Blankenship will get $12 million in cash payments when he retires from the controversial coal giant at the end of the year, the company disclosed Tuesday.

Federal agency moves to close Kentucky mineupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 18:55:00

The federal government, in an action that it says is the first of its kind, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to close a Kentucky coal mine until its owner can make it safe for workers.

CNNMoney: Why J&J gets off easy with investorsupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 16:27:00

Johnson & Johnson hasn't exactly been what you would call a good corporate citizen lately. But investors don't seem to mind.

Investigators: WV mine filled suddenly with methaneupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 10:16:00

The West Virginia coal mine where 29 miners died in an explosion in April had a sudden and large inundation of methane gas the day of the accident, the mine owner said Thursday.

Fortune: Massey suing regulator, but not over the mining disasterupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 17:20:00

It's a bold and rare move for a company to sue its regulator, but no one has ever accused the Massey Energy Company of being timid.

Coal mine owner sues federal government over ventilation regulationsupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 09:57:00

Massey Energy Company, which owns a West Virginia coal mine in which 29 workers died in April, has sued the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration over ventilation regulations, the company said Wednesday.

Crack found in floor of West Virginia mine where 29 men diedupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 19:57:00

Underground teams exploring a West Virginia mine where 29 men died in an April explosion have found a crack in the floor that may have allowed methane to leak before the blast, mine owner Massey Energy confirmed Tuesday.

Drilling problem delays inspection of mine where disaster occurredupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 17:21:00

A borehole drilling problem has halted efforts to inspect the West Virginia coal mine where 29 people died in an April explosion, the company that owns the mine said Thursday.

Inspectors return to site of deadly mine blastupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 17:08:00

Air inside the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died in April is safe enough for an investigation into the disaster to begin, company officials and regulators said Wednesday.

Fortune: Why everyone will soon love "clean coal"updated: Thu May 20 2010 14:01:00

The one green technology that politicians of all parties seem able to rally around is "clean coal." Coal generates about half of America's electricity -- a quickly rising figure -- and a third of its carbon dioxide emissions. The chance of replacing it with solar or wind in anyone's lifetime is tiny -- and besides, solar and wind companies aren't exactly the same caliber of donor as the coal industry when it comes to Capitol Hill.

Fortune: What does Massey do now?updated: Tue May 18 2010 10:18:00

The board of Massey is preparing for a shareholder showdown on Tuesday in Richmond, Va. After some tense volleys with shareholder activists, the board needs to be ready to answer some rather pointed questions about how it's allowed the company to come under fire-for both the April mine explosion which killed 29, and the subsequent investigation into wrongdoing by the Department of Justice.

CNNMoney: Massey stock plunges 10%updated: Mon May 17 2010 16:33:00

Shares of Massey Energy plunged about 10% Monday after a report surfaced over the weekend indicated the coal mining company may face a criminal investigation.

CNNMoney: Drug recalls not hurting J&J - yetupdated: Thu May 06 2010 13:28:00

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. Try telling that to shareholders of Toyota, Massey Energy, BP and Goldman Sachs.

CNNMoney: BP loses $32 billion in value on spillupdated: Tue May 04 2010 13:23:00

Oil giant BP has a marketing slogan dubbed "Beyond Petroleum." If only that were true. That ad campaign has to rank up there with Toyota's "Moving Forward" motto as the most unintentionally hilarious of the year.

Safety official pledges stronger enforcement of mine regulationsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 20:38:00

A top federal mine safety official said Tuesday that existing laws and regulations have not been properly enforced but pledged that his agency will now use all its powers after the West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 people.

Robots being used to stop oil leakupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 14:58:00

The U.S. Coast Guard says the oil leak caused by a rig explosion could become significant. WDSU reports.

Coal, oil and the price we're willing to payupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 14:58:00

The fatal explosions at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast drive home important truths about our country's energy supplies.

Bodies of West Virginia miners foundupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 19:35:00

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin says crews are recovering the bodies of the four missing miners.

Massey defends safety record after mine blastupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 19:35:00

Coal-producing giant Massey Energy defended its safety record Monday after the worst U.S. mine disaster in decades and rebuffed calls for its CEO to step down.

Obama criticizes mine owner, orders safety reviewupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 14:54:00

President Obama on Thursday ordered a review of mines with poor safety records and criticized the owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 people last week.

President Obama speaks about mine safetyupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 14:54:00

President Obama orders a review of mines with poor safety records after last week's fatal mine explosion.

Gov. Manchin: Let's honor miners Friday with safety reviewupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 22:08:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin asked his state's miners to put down their tools on Friday and use the day to re-evaluate safety procedures rather than to produce coal.

Protesters disrupt coal hearingupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 14:53:00

Protesters wearing surgical masks on Wednesday interrupted a congressional hearing on the coal industry.

Sago investigator will look at West Virginia mine disasterupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 20:46:00

West Virginia's governor on Tuesday named a former head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to lead a state investigation into last week's coal mine explosion that left 29 miners dead.

'Heavy hearted community'updated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:58:00

CNN's Ines Ferre reports on how a West Virginia community is coping after the lost of 29 coal miners.

Missing miners' fate may be known soonupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 22:44:00

Rescuers expect to find out by about midnight whether any of the four missing miners is still alive, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin said Friday night.

More air testing neededupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:19:00

Air inside a West Virginia coal mine remains too dangerous for rescue crews to enter where four miners may be trapped.

Mining disaster raises questions about effectiveness of safety lawsupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:19:00

Two West Virginia mining accidents within 17 days in January 2006 killed 14 people and prompted Congress to pass the most sweeping mine safety legislation in 29 years.

Rescuers to make 'mad dash' to search for trapped West Virginia minersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 02:47:00

Crews planned to pump nitrogen into a West Virginia coal mine as the search resumed early Friday for four miners who may be trapped after a deadly explosion earlier in the week.

Rep. Rahall: Implement and enforceupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 23:36:00

A West Virginia congressman talks to CNN's John King about warning signs and accountability leading up to the mine blast.

'We're doing everything in our power'updated: Thu Apr 08 2010 08:16:00

West Virginia's governor joins CNN's Larry King to give an update on rescue efforts for four missing miners.

Community mourns mining deaths during vigilupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 08:16:00

They filed along a single sidewalk of this tiny corner of coal country, mourning the community's losses while trying to keep a brave front of hope.

Air inside mine now appears safe; rescuers might enter soonupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 22:54:00

Air samples from the mine where 25 miners were killed Monday are no longer explosive, and rescuers may soon begin searching for four unaccounted-for miners, a federal official said late Wednesday.

Coal River activist: 'We are all being used'updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 13:23:00

I am West Virginia born and raised, and I come from a long line of coal miners. My father, grandfather, brothers, husband and son-in-law either are or were coal miners.

Praying for family membersupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 09:23:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports that families of trapped miners in West Virginia don't know the fate of their loved ones.

Mine deaths spark criticism of operator's recordupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 09:23:00

The deaths of at least 25 workers in a West Virginia coal mine this week have turned a harsh spotlight on the safety record of the mine's owner, which has paid record fines for safety and environmental violations.

CNNMoney: Massey Energy stock sinks 11% after mine explosionupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 05:37:00

Shares of Massey Energy plunged over 10% Tuesday, one day after an explosion at one of the company's coal mines in West Virginia killed at least 25 workers and left 4 missing.

'He was a very brave man'updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 02:25:00

Jeanie Sanger, whose brother was killed in the West Virginia mine disaster Monday, shares her feelings and memories.

Miner was prepared to die, family saysupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 02:25:00

One of the men killed in Monday's coal mine explosion in West Virginia knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him, his family said Tuesday.

Responders at mine siteupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:35:00

First responders arrive at the scene of a massive mine explosion in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

12 killed in West Virginia mine blastupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:35:00

Twelve miners died Monday and more than a dozen were unaccounted for after an explosion erupted inside an underground mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia, the mine's parent company said.

Mine accidents in the United Statesupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:29:00

An explosion at the Massey Energy Co. mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, killed at least 25 miners. The cause of the explosion had not been determined as rescuers worked Tuesday to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine. This is a chronological list of notable coal mine accidents in the United States over the last century. The list is not all-inclusive. * December 6, 1907 -- Worst coal mine disaster in U.S. history: 362 miners are killed in an explosion at the Monongah Nos. 6 and 8 Coal Mines in Monongah, West Virginia.

Save our mountainupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:38:00

Environmentalists and residents of a West Virginia community are calling for an end to mountain top mining.

The battle over Coal River Mountainupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 12:38:00

Lorelei Scarboro loves to talk about the wild turkeys and bears living on West Virginia's Coal River Mountain.

Fortune: Young funds to watchupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 22:56:00

Abraham Lincoln is often credited with saying, "It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." Whether it was Lincoln or some other sage who first uttered the maxim, it holds as true for mutual funds as it does for people. So while investors and financial advisors often seek out funds and managers with outstanding long-term records, it's worth keeping an eye on new offerings as well - and there are many to track. Financial firms have introduced more than 100 new funds so far this year, and about 500 in each of the past two years, according to research firm Morningstar.

Rescuers find no trace of 2 missing minersupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 04:31:00

Rescue teams reached the face of a West Virginia coal mine Friday but found no sign of two missing miners, officials said.

CNNMoney: Coal: The new black goldupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 10:28:00

It used to be that being threatened with a lump of coal for a present was a bad thing. These days though, many investors wouldn't mind getting lumps of coal...coal stocks, that is.

Money Magazine: Market Benchmarksupdated: Tue May 01 2001 00:01:00


Money Magazine: Market Benchmarksupdated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

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