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Two Coal Barons, One Overdue Bond Payment and the End of an Era

  • Foresight Energy faces March 15 deadline to pay bond interest
  • Default would hurt coal kings Christopher Cline, Robert Murray
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Both men worked down in the mines, in helmet and headlamp, digging out the coal that would one day make them piles of money.

As early as Tuesday, the mining empires the two men built from scratch could start to crumble.