It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
With the "fiscal cliff" days away, former George W. Bush economic advisor Ed Lazear told CNBC on Friday it would be a mistake to rush a deal that will have a lasting impact on U.S. economic growth.
Thomas Fanning, chairman, president & CEO, Southern Company, discusses the "fiscal cliff" and the uncertainty surrounding its eventual outcome. "We plan with uncertainty all the time," he says.
*Transocean shares up after results, Time Warner off on video demand. *Apple's stock gains 1.4 pct and bolsters the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq was the strongest of the three major U.S. stock indexes, helped by a rally in Apple Inc, the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company.
--Abiomed Inc rescheduled second-quarter conference call to Nov. 1 at 8 am Eastern Time. --Accelrys Inc rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct. 31, after market. Its conference call will be held on Nov. 1, 9.30 am Eastern Time.
--Acorda Therapeutics Inc: rescheduled third-quarter financial results and conference call to Oct. 31 from Oct. 30. --Advent Software Inc reschedules third-quarter results and conference call to Oct. 30. --AGCO Corp rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct 31, 8 am Eastern Time from Oct. 30.
ATLANTA-- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given a Georgia utility permission to change the design of a nuclear power plant under construction, resolving a conflict over the installation of metal bars.
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Oct 10- Alabama Power agreed to buy wind power from a second TradeWind Energy LLC wind farm to be constructed in the U.S.
*Coal retirement/retrofits to cost up to $144 billion. Oct 8- More U.S. coal-fired power plants could retire due to environmental regulations and weaker-than-expected electric demand, costing the industry up to $144 billion, economists at consultancy Brattle Group said.
*EPA regs could cost economy $275 bln in 2010-2035. The Electric Power Research Institute estimated it would cost the U.S. economy up to $275 billion to meet current and pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations from 2010-2035 if the current timeline is followed.
Phil Bryant is renewing his focus on promoting energy-related development. He said Mississippi should focus on energy development because it has natural advantages in the area and because the field produces high-paying jobs. "Most energy jobs pay twice the average household income in Mississippi," the governor said.
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*Barclays raises SCANA Corp price target to $49 from $47; rating equal. *Barclays cuts Southern Co price target to $48 from $49; rating equal. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
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