Coal Producers Could Enjoy Record Profits
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
NPR's business news starts with a boom in coal exports.
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MONTAGNE: On top of strong demand from developing economies in Asia, recent floods in Australia have devastated that country's coal industry, which has led to a rise in prices both for the kind of coal used to make steel and the coal used to fuel power plants.
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