Coal Miner Layoffs

This Feb. 15, 2017 photo shows railroad tracks along the West Virginia town of Matoaka, which once carried coal trains several times a day and at night.
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A union official says a coal mine in northern West Virginia has been idled, with 260 workers losing their jobs, apparently because of adverse geological conditions and market issues.

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Bankrupt coal producer Alpha Natural Resources has announced planned layoffs in West Virginia for the third time in a month.