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  • May 22- Duke Energy Corp has agreed to find and remove coal ash that a retired North Carolina power plant spilled into the Dan River, which provides drinking water to two towns in nearby Virginia, U.S. environmental regulators said on Thursday.

  • Early movers: DIS, WFM, AOL, EBAY & more Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • *Deal will help Exelon sell more power at regulated rates. *Exelon shares fall 5 pct, Pepco up 18 pct. April 30- Exelon Corp said it would buy Pepco Holdings Inc for $6.83 billion, helping it overtake Duke Energy Corp as the biggest power distribution company in the United States.

  • 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.

  • Highlights included a 100- year bond by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a USD2.5bn offering of 10 and 30- year securities by Saudi Electricity that saw almost USD13bn of orders. Strong demand also followed Union Electric d/b/a Ameren Missouri, which saw some USD2bn of orders at the peak for just USD350m of 10- year notes.

  • Early movers: JPM, TWTR, HLF, GM & more Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the opening bell on March 14, 2014 in New York City.

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

  • Early movers: TIF, DRI, BA, NKE, SYMC, TWC & more Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • NEW YORK, March 14- Power producers' coal ash disposal ponds like the one that leaked toxic sludge into a North Carolina river in February may soon become a thing of the past. At least 30,000 tons of arsenic-laced coal ash were released into North Carolina's Dan River in early February when a pipe broke under Duke Energy Corp's 27- acre ash pond.

  • March 7- More than 420,000 homes and businesses remained without power in North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday evening due to a winter ice storm with high winds that brought down trees and power lines.

  • *First speech ever by an EPA head at CERAWeek. McCarthy's speech in Houston to IHS CERAWeek, the largest meeting of energy executives in the world, was the first by an EPA administrator since the conference began 33 years ago.

  • HOUSTON, March 6- Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without "shutting down business in its tracks," U.S. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, said about new rules she said would be proposed by June.

  • A dirty clean energy battle becoming a utility war Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    More than a 100 people gathered December 11, 2013 to protest Xcel's plan to stop paying people with solar panels.

    Battles between solar backers and power companies are a skirmish in a much wider war: the regulated utility model could be in a death spiral.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal producers, has reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution discharged by coal mines into Appalachian rivers and streams, federal authorities said on Wednesday.

  • Midday movers: Sony; Safeway, Twitter & More Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    An attendee uses a Sony Head Mounted Display at the Sony booth at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2014.

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • *Expects 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. Regulators in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida approved the company's request to raise utility rates from September and October.

  • *Sees 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. The fourth quarter was also helped by cost savings from Duke's $18- billion buyout of rival Progress Energy in July 2012, which created the largest U.S. power company with a market value of about $50 billion.

  • Feb 17- U.S. electric power company Duke Energy Corp said on Monday that it was looking to sell off its Midwest commercial generation business, including stakes in 13 power plants, saying they offered "volatile returns" in a competitive market.

  • Squawking Sochi curling, vodka and Fashion Week Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    This is Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, providing tidbits, insights and sarcastic reflections.

  • Feb 11- North Carolina has asked a state judge to put a controversial settlement deal with U.S. power company Duke Energy over pollution on hold after a massive coal ash spill into a local river raised fresh concerns about water safety.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- The arctic cold sweeping across the United States has caused rare winter power interruptions for U.S. spinning mills in North and South Carolina, including Frontier Spinning Mills, the second-largest yarn producer in the United States.