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MarketWatch analyst Philip van Doorn on why an increase in M&A activity in the electrical utility sector is expected and how investors can profit.

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  1. FirstEnergy 1st-Quarter Net Falls 36% on Lower Distribution Volume

    FirstEnergy Corp.'s (FE) first-quarter earnings fell 36% as cooler weather again contributed to the diversified energy company's lower distribution volume.FirstEnerg...

  2. Analysis: Spills flame Canadian oil debate, but won't curb flows to U.S

    Two high-profile oil spills won't stem the now-record flow of Canadian oil into the United States, despite the frenzy that the spills triggered among friends and foe...

  3. Research the Focus of Obama's Second Term Energy Speech

    President Barack Obama will try to turn the page on bitterly partisan fights over energy policy on Friday, focusing his first energy speech of his second term on pro...

  4. High-Grade Companies Float $6 Billion of Bonds

    Investor appetite for new deals enabled another fistful of companies to tap the high-grade bond markets Tuesday.Seven companies borrowed a combined $6 billion, follo...

  5. Busy Session for Corporate Bond Sales

    Five highly rated companies sold a combined $12.5 billion of bonds in the third-busiest session of the year on Thursday.The spate of deals was led by international m...

  6. FirstEnergy Swings to 4th-Quarter Loss Amid Pension-Related Adjustments

    FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) swung to a fourth-quarter loss amid big pension-related adjustments and other items.The diversified energy company's $4.4 billion acquisition ...

  7. Natural Gas the Game Changer in Bringing Electricity to Your Home?

    FirstEnergy CEO Anthony Alexander on how the winter storm that hit the Northeast impacted utilities and the role of natural gas in the company’s future.

  8. FirstEnergy to Stop Storing Coal Ash at Pennsylvania Site in 2017, Following Order

    FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) said that it has agreed to stop storing coal ash at a site in Pennsylvania in 2017, following an order from the state's Department of Environm...

  9. EPA Issues New Emission Rules for Diesel Generators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued new emission rules Tuesday for diesel generators used for oil and natural-gas production, emergency situations and ot...

  10. Chevron to buy stake in Kitimat LNG from Encana, EOG

    Chevron Corp said on Monday it will enter the Canadian liquefied natural gas business with the acquisition of the 50 percent stake in the Kitimat LNG project held by...

  11. Jersey Central Power & Light: Power Restored to 99% of Affected Customers

    MORRISTOWN, N.J.--Jersey Central Power & Light on Sunday said it has restored service to 99%of customers affected by Hurricane Sandy and the recent nor'easter.It sai...

  12. FirstEnergy Third-Quarter Profit Fell 20% on Revenue, Volume Declines

    FirstEnergy Corp.'s (FE) third-quarter earnings fell 20% as the diversified energy company saw lower revenue and sales volume.President and Chief Executive Anthony J...

  1. Texas regulator orders oil company to stop accepting bitcoins

    A state securities regulator has ordered an exploration and production company to stop accepting bitcoins as payment for investments in its Texas oil wells.Texas Sec...

  2. Dividend Stocks in Demand

    The major market averages are lower today after a disappointing December jobs report raised concerns that the economic recovery may not be as robust as expected.On t...

  3. Utility Stocks Rally After Dec. Job Gains Miss Views

    All 31 utilities stocks in the S&P 500 are rallied Friday as falling Treasury yields fueled by a very disappointing December jobs report boost the allure of dividend...

  4. Telecom, Other High-Yielding Stocks Benefit From Debt-Ceiling Worries

    Is the uncertainty over the debt ceiling and a possible default driving investors into dividend-paying stocks?  Sure looks that way.  The telecom sector, known for i...

  5. Ex-Wall Streeter Turns Eye to Untapped Hydropower

    Former Merrill Lynch banker Frank Zammataro was inspired by a water tower to explore the possibility of creating energy from municipal water facilities.  

  6. Utilities Hit As Exelon, FirstEnergy Downgraded

    Utilities stocks lagged the broader market Tuesday following two high-profile downgrades, underscoring the poor performance the sector has seen in May. Deutsche Bank...

  7. FirstEnergy 1st-Quarter Net Falls 36% on Lower Capacity Prices

    FirstEnergy Corp.'s (FE) first-quarter earnings fell 36% as lower capacity prices contributed to the diversified energy company's revenue decline.FirstEnergy's $4.4 ...

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