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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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Why One Red-Hot Sector May Go Even Higher as Interest Rates Plunge

Typically, falling interest rates are a positive for business and consumers, as the cost of borrowing drops dramatically. Home refinancing has jumped as mortgage rates are near the lowest levels ...
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European Cities Declare War on Polluting Cars

The Amsterdam City Council announced plans last week to ban all gasoline- and diesel-powered cars and motorcycles from the city as of 2030, in an effort to combat air pollution. ...
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Jefferies Sees 4 Huge Winners in Potential $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

If there was ever an issue that everybody can agree on in a bipartisan manner, it’s the fact that our nation's infrastructure is crumbling. Everything from bridges and tunnels to ...
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Why Utilities ETFs Are So Appealing

For investors who want to get a good night's sleep, utilities have long been offered shelter from the storm. Virtually every person and company in the United States uses electricity ...
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Continued Low Interest Rates Keep This Super-Safe Sector Hot

For years after the great recession and the near collapse of the equity and debt markets in 2008 and 2009, interest rates were hammered to levels that were the lowest ...
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Why PG&E Delayed Its Annual Meeting

In an announcement Thursday morning, PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) said that its annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for May 21 has been postponed until an unspecified date in June. The postponement ...
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More Oil & Gas Consolidation Seen in MLP Sector

Another merger is being seen in the world of master limited partnerships (MLPs). AmeriGas Partners L.P. (NYSE: APU) is being acquired by UGI Corp. (NYSE: UGI) in a merger that ...
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Merrill Lynch Much More Optimistic for Upside in Major Utilities in 2019 and Beyond

Many investors flocked into the utility sector during and after the Great Recession. After all, this was a safety and defensive investing strategy, first and foremost. But the sector also ...
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NextEra Is First Utility on the Way to Joining the $100 Billion Club

The world of mega-cap stocks has grown in ranks during the 10-year bull market. Having a mega-cap traditionally was having a market capitalization of $100 billion or more, but some ...
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US Customer Satisfaction With Energy Utilities Falls

It did not matter much to U.S. consumers last year whether their natural gas and electricity supplies came from an investor-owned utility company, a municipal utility or a co-operative. Overall ...
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