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  • MADISON, W.Va.— The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope. For the long-suffering communities that depend on coal, last week's Supreme Court ruling was seen as a rare victory. To Joshua Johnson, 29, the Supreme Court's ruling was as welcome to him as a sunny day in spring in southern West Virginia.

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The Latest on a judge reviewing a $7 million settlement over groundwater pollution at one coal-burning power plant that was expanded to end disputes at all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina:. A North Carolina judge wants to review a surprise deal over groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits because he questions the motives behind...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— A North Carolina judge said Friday he wants to review a surprise deal settling decades of groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits because he questioned the motives behind the company's deal with state environmental regulators. The Department of Environmental Quality could decide the appropriate fine for Duke Energy polluting...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday. The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay...

  • EDEN, N.C.— Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17- ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia- North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

  • NEW YORK— Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Questar is in the Rockies and a principal source of gas supply to Western states. Questar shareholders will receive $25 per share, a 23 percent premium to its Friday closing price of $20.39.

  • Power producer Dominion to buy Questar for $4.4B Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 7:39 AM ET
    Dominion Resources' Cove Point terminal in Calvert County, Md.

    Dominion Resources said it would buy natural gas distributor Questar for about $4.4 billion in cash to expand its natural gas operations.

  • These are the stocks that do best in rocky markets Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 9:43 AM ET

    Rising interest rates and wobbly markets may roil some stocks, but experts believe these picks will profitably ride out the storm.

  • The surprising industry where women out-earn men Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
    glass ceiling

    Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid.

  • Oil and the Fed are giant uncertainties for stocks Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks are weak today as markets are dealing with three issues.

  • Pisani: Watch out for the crosscurrents! Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    Is this finally a turn for the dollar, and is this the start of a sustained move up in interest rates?

  • *Adj profit $1.47/ share vs est $1.51. Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by generation capacity, cut the top end of its 2015 adjusted earnings forecast, citing a drought and a slowing economy in Brazil and a strong dollar. The international business, which spans Brazil, Argentina and Chile, had earned only half of what the company had expected...

  • Tesla, GoPro and Solar City have this in common Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Millennial computer

    Millennials invest less in the stock market than baby boomers do — and when they do, they're favoring very different stocks.

  • Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by generation capacity, reported a 5.5 percent rise in quarterly profit from continuing operations, driven by warmer-than-expected weather and lower fuel costs. The company lowered the top end of its 2015 adjusted earnings estimate- it now expects earnings for the period to be $4.55- $4.65 per share compared...

  • Duke Energy profit drops 27 pct Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Nov 5- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company by generation capacity, reported a 27 percent drop in quarterly profit. Net income attributable to Duke fell to $932 million, or $1.35 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $1.27 billion, or $1.80 per share, a year earlier. The company booked $378 million in earnings from discontinued operations, a year...

  • Markets to tune out Fed speakers in favor of data Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 24, 2015, in New York City.

    Markets will be laser-focused on Friday's October jobs report in the week ahead and may even look past more than a dozen scheduled Fed speeches.

  • *Pep Boys up after agreeing to be bought by Bridgestone. Oct 26- The Dow and the S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as energy shares dropped with oil prices and Apple retreated a day before its quarterly results. Apple shares fell 3.2 percent to $115.28, making it the biggest drag on all three major indexes, while a weak outlook from one of its suppliers, Dialog...

  • Early movers: VRX, PNY, COST, AXP, PYPL, M & more Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Wall Street jittery ahead of bumper earnings, Fed Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 7:32 AM ET

    With a week to go in October, Wall Street has, thus far, had its best month in four years. This week's big drivers include the Fed's two-day meeting and the continued flood of profit reports.

  • Duke Energy to acquire Piedmont for $4.9B in cash Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 6:39 AM ET
    Emissions rise from stacks the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Ind.

    Duke Energy on Monday announced plans to acquire Piedmont Natural Gas for $4.9 billion in cash.