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Frederick Knott presents James Datchett in "The Colonies",' and there seemed every prospect that the production would be an early one; for if there was one section of the public which Mr Knott disliked more than another, it was Young Men Who Ought To Be Out Earning Their Livings Instead Of Idling At Home.
While precise figures are not yet available, it is clear the company's previously announced planned and unplanned mine idlings took their toll on third quarter earnings," said William J.
During the last several months, CONSOL announced a planned two-week idling of Blacksville mine and a one-week idling of Robinson Run mine, due to weak thermal coal markets.
The idlings are likely to continue for 30 to 60 days.
Production from these facilities will be consolidated with that of other nearby plants, and the idlings will not affect the breadth of Cavalier's product offerings in terms of lines or price points.
The idlings are expected to last for 30 to 60 days.