Energy shares are down in mid-day energy as crude oil futures
fall back to $106 a barrel after topping $107 earlier in the
session. Light, sweet crude oil for April delivery is trading up
$1.38, or 1.28%, to $105.76 a barrel. In energy ETFs, the United
States Oil Fund (
) is up 0.92% to $42.72. The United States Natural Gas ETF (
) is up 1.76% to $5.16. In mid-day news, James River Coal (
) reports Q4 EPS of $0.93, up from a year ago loss of $0.12 per
share. Separately, the company said it signed a definitive
agreement to purchase International Resource Partners LP (IRP) and
Logan & Kanawha Coal Company, LLC (L&K) and their
affiliated companies for $475 million in an all-cash
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