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Declines ranged from about 1 percent for shares of FirstEnergy Corp to about 5 percent for NRG Energy Inc. Declines ranged from about 1 percent for shares of FirstEnergy Corp to more than 5 percent for NRG Energy Inc. PJM operates the power grid in all or parts of 13 mid-Atlantic and Midwest states, from New Jersey to Illinois, and the District of Columbia.
Stocks fell Wednesday as investors mulled the slowdown in Europe and earnings from retailers.
Some of Friday's midday movers:
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Obama's new proposal to crack down on carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity plants will have a limited effect on utility stocks.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Rooftop solar and utilities have been on a collision course for years, and now, the political fight is escalating, and getting dirty.
Stolen copper is so valuable because it's used for so many items. But a growing industry is going to great lengths, including satellite images, to stop scavengers.
Copper is used in homes, by utilities and for a number of industrial processes, and increasingly, thieves are going after the metal anywhere they can find it.
Conventional wisdom would suggest it’s time to get out of the market about now. But this market is anything but conventional.
Stocks were higher across the board in thin trading Friday, with major averages struggling to close higher for the week, but gains were limited as investors hesitated to jump in amid a lack of strong catalysts to further fuel the recent rally.
Utility crews worked to restore power to an additional 200,000 customers in the New York area after a nor'easter blasted the region that's still trying to recover from Super Storm Sandy.
Ahead of the presidential election, CNBC created the CNBC Obama Index and the CNBC Romney Index featuring companies that could be viewed as winners or losers depending on the outcome of the race.
The Weather Channel's Todd Gross tracks another East Coast storm barreling up the Atlantic. Also, Mike Clendenin, Con Edison spokesman, explains how the utility company is preparing for another storm while restoring power to one hundred thousand customers.
The main New Jersey utility in suburban New York is shooting down a wave of rumors that union crews working for PSE&G are refusing to work with non-union contractors and workers from other states.
Power has been restored to nearly 80 percent of utility customers in the New York City area who were blacked out by Super Storm Sandy, but a nor’easter loomed and that could set back efforts to return to normal.
NEW YORK, Nov 4- About 1.9 million homes and businesses remained in the dark on Sunday as the pressure mounted on power providers to restore electricity to areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy nearly a week ago. In New York, utilities came under increasing pressure to restore heat and light to some 650,000 customers.
Northeast fell to 1.9 million on Sunday morning, down from 2.5 million the previous afternoon, although a quarter of New Jersey and almost a tenth of New York remained in the dark, the Department of Energy said.
Nov 2- U.S. utilities restored power on Friday to about a million East Coast homes and businesses plunged into darkness by Hurricane Sandy, a slowdown from the past two days, as crews began to work on the hardest-hit areas that may take days to fix.