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  • *Murata, Fujitsu jump on upbeat guidance. Dow and solid earnings from brokerage firms such as Nomura Holdings, and some manufacturers. "At least he seems to have considered not completely denying future easing," said Eiji Kinouchi, chief technical analyst at Daiwa Securities.

  • Exelon deal to create largest mid-Atlantic utility Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Nuclear power producer Exelon Corp. said it would buy Pepco Holdings for $6.83 billion to create the biggest mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility.

  • HOUSTON, April 30- Texas- based power company Energy Future Holdings has $11.8 billion in debtor-in-possession loans to back operations through the massive Chapter 11 bankruptcy that it filed for on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, April 30- Demand response programmes, where customers are given a financial incentive to reduce power consumption at times of peak demand, are playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. power market.

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ VANCOUVER, April 30- A plan by Malaysian state-owned oil firm Petronas to build an $11 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal on Canada's Pacific Coast gained momentum on Tuesday with China's Sinopec Group and a Chinese state utility joining the project.

  • April 30- Nuclear power company Exelon Corp agreed to buy utility company Pepco Holdings Inc for more than $5.4 billion in cash, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the transaction. Pepco, with a market capitalization of about $5.71 billion, operates utilities in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey and serves about 2 million customers.

  • Texas' Energy Future files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Texas Energy Future Holdings LP, stands in Dallas, Texas.

    Energy Future filed for bankruptcy protection, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.

  • April 29- Energy Future Holdings, a Texas power company, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged. The company said it entered bankruptcy with significant deals in place with creditors that would eliminate approximately $40 billion in debt.

  • UPDATE 1-Energy Future files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    April 29- Leading Texas power company Energy Future Holdings filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, seven years after its record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as prices for its electricity plunged.

  • April 29- A unit of Texas power company Energy Future Holdings, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co LLC, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, seven years after Energy Future's record leveraged buyout stacked it with debt just as electricity prices plunged.

  • LONDON, April 29- Electrification was the greatest achievement of the 20th century, according to the U.S. Academy of Engineering. More than 300 million people in India were without access to electricity, which the International Energy Agency defines as consuming at least 250 kilowatt-hours per year for a rural household and 500 kilowatt-hours for an urban one.

  • Winter's over: Nat gas price surge may not be Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Workers install a natural gas pipeline.

    The U.S. faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- The United States faces a natural gas supply shortfall this year despite the country's fracking boom, threatening more price spikes as energy companies struggle to replenish stockpiles drained to critically low levels after a brutal winter.

  • PARIS, April 26- General Electric boss Jeff Immelt is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the global power arm of struggling French engineer Alstom, sources close to the matter said. Some put a $13 billion valuation on Alstom's turbines and power grid equipment business.

  • GE boss to meet French minister as Alstom deal progresses Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    GE boss is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the power arm of French engineer Alstom

  • GE boss to meet French minister as Alstom deal progresses Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    PARIS, April 26- General Electric boss Jeff Immelt is due in Paris on Sunday and is expected to meet France's economy minister as he closes in on a deal to buy the global power arm of struggling French engineer Alstom, sources close to the matter said. Some put a $13 billion valuation on Alstom's turbines and power grid equipment business.

  • Protecting the national power grid     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Nick Akins, American Electric Power president & CEO, explains how the polar vortex "substantially" helped the company's Q1 earnings and discusses threats to the national power grid.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Leading Texas power company Energy Future Holdings is expected to file for bankruptcy as early as Monday evening, sources close to the situation said on Friday, as it struggles to pay its hefty debt load of more than $40 billion because of cheap electricity prices.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japan on Friday started releasing average prices for spot liquefied natural gas to add transparency to an opaque market and amid concern about rising fuel costs in the wake of the shutdown of nuclear plants after the Fukushima crisis.

  • Utilities feel pressure for ethical coal mining push Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Coal tops the list for deaths in energy sector. *Coal also a major polluter. Coal mining is responsible for more fatalities than the production of any other energy source due to poor working conditions in export countries such as China, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia.