coal mining stocks

The Labor Department's Unprecedented Battle With Massey

For the first time ever, federal regulators are asking a judge for an injunction ordering a U.S. mine to close until safety hazards are fixed. Among the provisions the Labor Department injunction asks for is continued pay for the idled miners.

Is Coal Miner Massey Buyout Bait?

Shares in Massey Energy were climbing today on reports that the coal mining company was "exploring strategic alternatives" -- in other words, a possible sale.