Infrastructure

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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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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