Aurora Business

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, rail cars are filled with coal and sprayed with a topper agent to suppress dust at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo. The U.S. Interior Department is poised to move forward with consideration of two mining projects totaling 644 million tons of coal beneath public lands, after a panel recommended proceeding with the applications despite a recent moratorium halting federal coal sales Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The unanimous vote by officials from Wyoming, Montana and Interior’s Bureau of Land Management clears the way for a multi-year evaluation of the projects.  (Ryan Dorgan/Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

Then last year, mining company Alpha Natural Resources filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Industry giant Arch Coal Inc. followed in early January. Each company has two major mines in Wyoming. Arch’s Black Thunder mine ranks among the largest in the world.


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FILE - A July 29, 2015 file photo shows the sign on a branch of Barclays Bank in London.  The Securities and Exchange Commission said Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, that two major global banks, Barclays and Credit Suisse, will pay a combined $154.3 million to settle state and federal investigations that they misled clients about the safety of trading on their "dark pool" financial exchanges.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

“These cases mark the first major victory in the fight to combat fraud in dark pool trading,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in the statement. “We will continue to take the fight to those who aim to rig the system and those who look the other way.”


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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Japanese stocks swung between gains and losses on Thursday and the yen dived after the country's central bank introduced a negative rate interest policy to boost the economy after previous stimulus efforts produced indifferent results. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

“We think there is an increasing risk that an improvement in the business confidence of Japanese firms and the conversion of deflationary mindset may be delayed, and that the underlying trend in prices might be negatively affected,” BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said at a news conference.


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