Infrastructure

China Internet

China Internet User Base Hits 649 Million

If there is any wonder about why companies like Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) want more access to China's Internet population, look ...
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Electricity Grid

Has AEP Indicated Peak Utility Earnings?

American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE: AEP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the utility company posted operating (adjusted) earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Merrill Lynch’s High-Yield Utility Stocks That Are Still a Good Buy

While the argument continues over when exactly the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in 2015, one thing seems pretty clear to all. The rate hikes will ...
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Internet spying

FBI Looks for Cyber Agents

The FBI has posted job openings for Special Agent (Cyber), a sign that the law enforcement agency may more aggressively try to counter current cyberattacks and ones that definitely will ...
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electricity

AES Doubles Dividend, Sells Stake in Subsidiary

Electric power generator AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) doubled its quarterly dividend on Monday morning from $0.05 to $0.10 per share. The company owns and operates nearly 36,000 megawatts of power ...
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Highest Yielding Utility Stocks Still Look Solid For 2015

While technology and healthcare companies have led all S&P 500 sectors this year, up 25% and 22% respectively, coming in a solid third at 18% is the utility sector. After ...
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3 Tower Stocks to Buy as FCC Auctions Key Government Spectrum

The sheer size and growth of the wireless industry over the past 20 years has been absolutely stupendous. The upcoming AWS-3 auction represents the last chunk of government-controlled, data-relevant spectrum that ...
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How Credit Suisse Views Utilities for 2015 and Beyond

Regulated utilities received a lot of generalist analyst calls to outperform near the end of the third quarter. Credit Suisse’s Dan Eggers revisited what makes the bullish case for regulated utilities ...
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Detroit Has 35,000 Broken Streetlights

As it emerges from Chapter 9, Detroit's debt load has fallen from $18 billion to about $11 billion. It believes it will, at the end of the process, have $1.7 ...
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Duke Energy Earnings Miss, Riddled by Items

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) reported its third-quarter results Wednesday before the market open as $1.40 in earnings per share and $6.39 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters had consensus estimates ...
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electricity

5 High-Yielding Utility Stocks to Buy for Continued Low Interest Rates

The narrative on Wall Street for some time has been that the Federal Reserve, which will finish the quantitative easing bond purchases this month, would raise rates in the summer ...
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Infrastructure

5 Stocks That Will Benefit as Construction Boom Continues in 2015

One source of growth for the economy continuing to fight back five years after the Great Recession is commercial construction. While nonresidential construction spending is 14% below past cycle highs, ...
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solar energy

Companies Using the Most Solar Power in America

The falling stock market may have spooked investors, but life is supposed to continue on. In this case, it is the continued growth of solar power. The Solar Energy Industries ...
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solar energy

SolarCity Brings Solar Bonds Directly to the Public

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) recently issued its new financing plan to get more solar installations going in America. Now we have an even more unique offering from SolarCity: the nation's ...
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Have Duke Energy and Consolidated Edison Become the Perfect Stocks?

During periods of selling and volatility, investors tend to get nervous. When investors get nervous they tend to avoid volatile stocks. So what happens when you have three triple-digit drops ...
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