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Forbes  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Water will be a key resource so consider investments related to infrastructure such as dam construction and utilities, says Vinny Catalano, global investment strategist at Blue Marble Research. He speaks with Forbes contributor Simon Constable.
Forbes  May 27  Comment 
Water will be a key resource so consider investments related to infrastructure such as dam construction and utilities, says Vinny Catalano, global investment strategist at Blue Marble Research. He speaks with Forbes contributor Simon Constable.
The Hindu Business Line  May 27  Comment 
Wall Street treaded water on Thursday following two days of strong gains as advancing utilities offset declines in materials, banks and other cyclical industries. Investors this week have grown mor...
Yahoo  May 26  Comment 
Wall Street treaded water on Thursday following two days of strong gains as advancing utilities offset declines in materials, banks and other cyclical industries. Investors this week have grown more comfortable ...
MarketWatch  May 26  Comment 
U.S. stocks ended Thursday's session little changed, taking a pause after two days of advances. Bit gains in utilities and telecoms were offset by losses in materials and financials sectors. The S&P 500 closed off by less than a point at...
New York Times  May 26  Comment 
If you would like to see who (or what) is tapped into your wireless network, you can take a peek with router utilities and mobile apps.
Reuters  May 26  Comment 
Wall Street treaded water on Thursday following two days of strong gains as advancing utilities offset declines in materials, banks and other cyclical industries.
Benzinga  May 25  Comment 
Solidifying the notion that boring can be beautiful, the utilities sector and its relevant exchange-traded funds are acting like the NASDAQ of the 1990s. Well, that is hyperbole, but the Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) is up 12.5 percent...
Forbes  May 24  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Materials companies are underperforming other sectors, up 0.3%. Within that group, CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF) and Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM) are two large stocks...
MarketWatch  May 23  Comment 
U.S. stocks finished lower Monday, giving up early gains as the prospect that interest rates might rise as soon as next month weighed on utilities shares.




 

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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