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New York Times  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Ford is recalling about 433,000 of its newest cars and sport utilities because drivers may not be able to shut off the engine, even after pressing the “stop engine” button.
Financial Times  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Utilities, energy and telecoms attract buyers after jobs data
Forbes  12 hrs ago  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.2% loss. Within the sector, NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 62.7% and 0.5%,...
guardian.co.uk  Jul 2  Comment 
Nine German and Austrian utilities selling renewable energy join with green group to launch legal action against state aid for new nuclear power in UK Greenpeace and nine German and Austrian utilities selling renewable energy said on Thursday...
The DIV-Net  Jul 1  Comment 
A sector that has been under-represented in my portfolio has been the Utilities sector. The only exposure I had to the sector was via an ETF – BMO Equal Weight Utilities Index ETF (ZUT.TO). Even though the exposure has been small and the only...
Forbes  Jun 30  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, higher by 0.2%. Within that group, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) and CenterPoint Energy, Inc (NYSE: CNP) are two of the day's...
Forbes  Jun 29  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Utilities companies are outperforming other sectors, not showing much of a loss. Within the sector, Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP)...
Forbes  Jun 29  Comment 
The utility industry wins a critical -- but possibly short-lived -- victory as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Environmental Protection Agency must consider costs in certain regulations.
Forbes  Jun 29  Comment 
More working families than ever are spending more of their income on child care than any other household expense. For many parents the cost is greater than housing, transportation or utilities.  In some places its even more expensive than...
Financial Times  Jun 29  Comment 
Dividend payers: utilities, healthcare and consumer staples at risk




 

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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