Infrastructure

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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Revisiting American Water Works as a Stock to Own for the Next Decade

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) has been an incredible performer over the years. It fits right in on the defensive utility sector trade for investors who want predictability ...
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America’s Largest Lakes Break 100-Year-Old Records

The five Great Lakes stretch from Minnesota to near the eastern part of Canada. They contain over 20% of the world's supply of surface fresh water. They also are all ...
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This Is the Most Powerful Hurricane of All Time

Tropical Storm Barry hit Louisiana hard and is expected to bring high winds and nearly a foot of rain in some places. The storm is moving slowly which will make ...
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How the Case for Owning American Electric Power for the Next Decade Has Changed

With a new decade on the horizon, investors need to be considering what worked over the past decade and whether they should expect the same or different outcomes for what ...
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Very Little on the Horizon for This Hurricane Season — So Far

The hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 until November 30. So far, the 2019 season has been a bust, and nothing on the horizon appears likely to ...
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Only 3 Defensive Utility Stocks Are Considered Cheap With Big Upside

With the stock market's caution in May giving way to a recovery in June, the major equity indexes are now trading back within striking distance of their all-time highs. Some ...
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Soon You’ll Be Able to Know the Air Pollution Levels in Your Own Neighborhood

Air pollution is a major cause of death around the world. In some cities, it makes tens of thousands of people sick every year. Governments and scientist can measure levels ...
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Number of Tornadoes to Hit the US in May Highest in Years

Tornadoes and related severe weather events across many regions of the U.S. in May will cost insurers billions of dollars, according to the Global Catastrophe Report for May 2019, issued ...
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Are Utilities Losing Their Defensive Appeal Ahead of Summer?

It is no secret that the economy and the market have run across some newfound challenges. On top of slower global growth, as well as an escalating trade war with ...
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Invasive Fish Threaten the Great Lakes, and Could Devastate a Billion-Dollar Industry

For nearly 30 years, the United States has been aware of a foreign invader that now occupies nearly all tributaries in the largest drainage basin in North America, including the ...
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