Hurting for buyers, US coal miners are learning to love India

Hurting for buyers, US coal miners are learning to love India

The big bright spot for U.S. coal miners is located halfway around the world. India almost tripled its imports of the rock from America in the first quarter from a year earlier, helping fuel its fast-growing economy and making it the largest foreign buyer of U.S. coal, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.