Shares of utilities advanced amid strong earnings reports.
Shares NextEra Energy rose after the electricity generator posted earnings ahead of Wall Street targets.
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Berkshire Hathaway Energy is threatening to walk away from its proposed takeover of Oncor Electric Delivery, or at least lower its $9 billion offer price, if the deal's timetable is drawn out to make room for a rival proposal from activist investor Elliott Management.
-By Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
July 26, 2017 17:35 ET (21:35 GMT)