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Financial Times  Jan 12  Comment 
Index barely changes after early drop
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Forbes  Jan 10  Comment 
More than a few utility customers have considered defecting from the electric power grid. The technology exists for going off the grid. The price tag is the problem. It is too steep for the vast majority of utility customers to stomach.
Reuters  Jan 9  Comment 
Utilities stocks bested all other S&P sectors in 2014, and with cold winds blowing across much of the United States investors may be hoping for more of the same.
Forbes  Jan 8  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Thursday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, higher by 0.5%. Within the sector, PPL (NYSE: PPL) and Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 0.6% and 0.4%,...




 

This industry consists of companies that provide consumers and businesses with electricity, natural gas, and water. Most of these companies are government sanctioned monopolies. They operate without competition in their main service areas. The downside to this industry is that the government in many cases also determines how much these utilities can charge their customers.

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