Peabody 3rd Quarter Profit Plunges 84 PercentThe world's biggest private-sector coal company says net income totaled $42.9 million, or 16 cents per share, down from $274.1 million.
Peabody 2 Quater Earnings SlipPeabody hurt by lower prices for coal and competition from cheaper natural gas.
Centene Cuts Earnings ForecastThe company also said it expects a second-quarter loss but anticipates a third-quarter profit.
Patriot Coal Demand and Revenue DownDemand softened for coal used by utilities to generate electricity due to unseasonably warm weather.
Centene First-Quarter Profits UpRevenue climbed to $1.71 billion from $1.22 billion.

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