Utilities Higher as Traders Hedge Ahead of Data -- Utilities Roundup

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Shares of power-plant operators rose as traders hedged their bets ahead of key economic data later in the week.

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Exelon warned it will close the long-running Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania in 2019 unless it receives government aid, the latest sign of pressure on nuclear-power producers. Three Mile Island was the site of one of the biggest accidents in the nuclear age, a meltdown in 1979.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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May 30, 2017 16:57 ET (20:57 GMT)