Infrastructure

Do Duke Energy Earnings Signal a Downturn for Utilities?

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), which is generally considered a bellwether for utilities, reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. While investors seem to be ...
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PG&E Earnings Overshadowed by Bankruptcy, Fires

When PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) reported fiscal third-quarter results before markets opened Thursday, the embattled utility company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.11 on revenues of $4.43 ...
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Why One Analyst Sees Expensive Water Utility Stocks Going Even Higher

The current bull market is over 10 years old, the strong economy has been slowing and investors are seeing and hearing "recession" so frequently some people might think a recession ...
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China Express Delivery Competes With FedEx and UPS

Trade friction between the United States and China has threatened the ability for the U.S. delivery companies FedEx and UPS to do business in China. FedEx, in particular, has been ...
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What Makes Water Clean

Flint, Michigan, has had dangerous water for five years, at least. It contains too much lead. Newark, New Jersey, faces a similar crisis. Although most drinking water in the United ...
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Does PG&E’s Reorganization Plan Have Any Support?

The bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) on Monday got a predictable response: with a few exceptions, no one liked it. PG&E's plan proposes to pay in ...
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PG&E Declines San Francisco Bid, Preferring Bankruptcy to Municipal Ownership

Since filing for bankruptcy protection in January, PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) has been acutely focused on legislation pending in the state legislature that would have allowed the company to issue ...
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Potential Destruction From Dorian Spreads to 1.5 Million Homes

When Hurricane Dorian was supposed to come ashore in the middle of the Atlantic Coast of Florida, hundreds of thousands of homes were at risk for significant damage. That estimate ...
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A Shockingly High Number of People End Up in Jail More Than Once a Year

A recidivist is a habitual criminal, one who relapses constantly into crime. That term applies to a surprisingly large number of offenders in the U.S., according to a new report ...
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This State Has the Highest Quality Roads in America

What determines the quality of a road? According to experts, how well their surfaces are built or repaired, how congested they are with traffic, the number of fatalities and bridge ...
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Is PG&E Doomed All Over Again?

PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) is a utility that is too shaky for almost any type of investor. After all, the utility sector is supposed to be very defensive and come ...
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If You Have These on Your Street, You Might Live Longer

A new study out of Toronto suggests that a lack of trees in a neighborhood is one of the factors that might increase mortality rates for residents. Researchers at the ...
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Plunging Interest Rates Have Utilities Back in the Spotlight: 4 Top Buys

Just when savers and income investors thought it was safe to start buying certificates of deposit, rates have nosedived again. The combination of ongoing trade issues and the Chinese devaluation ...
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Floods Are Most Likely to Destroy Your Home in These Cities

As the coldest areas in and near the Arctic circle and Antarctica melt, sea levels continue to rise. Scientists have repeatedly warned that this activity will cause more frequent, and ...
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What’s the Difference Between Well Water and City Water?

Drinking water has become an increasingly larger issue as more cases of severe contamination make their way into the news. The most pronounced example of this is the Flint water ...
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