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Reuters  Sep 15  Comment 
The cost of the South Dakota portion of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline has more than doubled to $1.974 billion in the last four years the project has awaited federal approval, the company said in a petition filed with the state Public...
Forbes  Sep 15  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.5%. Within the sector, QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) are two large stocks leading the way, showing...
MarketWatch  Sep 15  Comment 
Industrial production declined 0.1% in August to mark the first decline since January, and a series of revisions left output in July lower than previously estimated, according to data released Monday. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 15  Comment 
By James Bjorkman: A few weeks ago, I mentioned that the Farmer's Almanac was predicting a harsh winter and that utilities might not be a bad play in such an environment. I made the comment partly in jest, but not entirely: the Farmer's Almanac...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 15  Comment 
By The Part-time Investor: As a dividend growth investor I am aware of the importance of dividend income in achieving my retirement goals. In my desire to achieve this income I am naturally attracted to the higher yielding stocks such as...
New York Times  Sep 14  Comment 
Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans.
Forbes  Sep 12  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 1.6% loss. Within that group, NiSource (NYSE: NI) and Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) are two large stocks that are...
Biomass Magazine  Sep 12  Comment 
A group of energy suppliers in North Carolina recently filed a joint motion with the N.C. Utilities Commission asking that a provision of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio related to energy from swine waste be delayed.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 12  Comment 
By Efficient Alpha: Shares of utility companies underperformed in the third quarter after a strong run over the first half of the year. While fears of an increase in interest rates still linger, the sector could see a boost to sentiment from...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 12  Comment 
After Thursday's trading in iShares DJ US Utilities (IDU) the option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center uncovered a trade that offers a 2.16% return, or 4.16% annualized (for...




 

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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