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"That is a very foolish trick, Fanny, to be idling away all the evening upon a sofa.
"But pick it up, and don't stand idling there like a flamingo."
"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.
Through these idlings, CONSOL Energy is responding to weak market conditions throughout its export markets in Asia, Europe and South America.