Utilities have doubted the role big data can play in managing the grid, but it may save them billions of dollars in the future.
Since January, utilities have been the top performer in the S&P. But investors beware: If interest rates rise, you could be hard-hit.
CNBC's Dominic Chu reports utility stocks have lost about 3-4 percent in the past month.
CNBC's Dominic Chu reports which stocks' dividend yields grew the most.
With GE leading the way, the Internet of Things has experts giddy about what it could do not only for the global economy but for industrial stocks.
CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight on road and rail stocks, in addition to providing perspective on air freight and logistics.
CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at how U.S. companies are profiting from global demand.
Tesla’s Gigafactory will turn an innovative carmaker into another kind of company: a metals market supply-chain manager of lithium and cobalt.
Most investors shy away from materials stocks, opening up some opportunities for some value stock bargains.
Seed giants Monsanto and DuPont are betting on Ukraine as a corn belt to rival the U.S., but the wrong seeds of change could cause crop failure.
CNBC's Dominic Chu explains how weakness in China's economy and slow demand for their imports could lead to problems in the U.S. materials sector.
What technology niche is attracting a ton of IPO buzz for companies that don’t generate a cent of revenue? Think it's social media? Think biotech.
Activist investors have moved the needle on the dividend payouts of cash-rich tech companies. The sector now leads the market in dividend growth.
More investors are jumping on the cybersecurity bandwagon, driven by the growth in online theft. Stay tuned for a doubling of valuations this year.
Even if it isn't a bubble, the tech sector has had a pretty big run, and it might be time to look at some cautious ways to target tech-stock returns.
Google is diversifying into everything from smart meters to clean energy. This is making it hard for analysts to place a value on the search giant.
Despite being left for dead elsewhere, BlackBerry remains the smartphone of choice in one booming mobile market: Africa. But it just doesn't matter.
Venture capitalists abide by some simple rules when investing in some of the world’s most complex technology trends.
Mass storage companies get lots of attention in the cloud IPO buzz but may rank second in their own sector.
Canadian tech stocks are now the rage, since they are trading at low valuations and discounted PE multiples to their U.S. counterparts.
E-commerce auction house eBay became a darling among top U.S. hedge funds in the fourth quarter just before billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged the company to spin off its PayPal payments business, regulatory filings showed on Friday.
Mayer is trying to move Yahoo squarely into competition with both Google and Microsoft, in an attempt to regain control over one of its key revenue streams.
An era of innovation dominated by secretive corporate labs is ending. Time for you to help crowdfund the future.
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