ACI), Patriot Coal ( PCX) and Alpha Natural Resources ( ANR). Rail operator Union Pacific ( UP) reported a big spike in revenue, with its energy freight, including coal, up 17%.
APC), leading the way with a gain of close to 4% on Thursday afternoon. The integrated oil majors were all gaining on Thursday, led by Royal Dutch Shell ( RDS.A) and Total ( TOT), both up more than 3%. BP ( BP) was flat in trading on Thursday. A few of the big oil drilling stocks, Ensco ( ESC) and Diamond Offshore ( DO), were down on Thursday, but the slide in trading was related to earnings from the companies and not the legislative outlook. -- Written by Eric Rosenbaum from New York.
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