Utilities Edge Higher -- Utilities Roundup

Shares of power-plant operators were slightly higher ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting next week.

Federal regulators will reconsider Obama-era rules governing waste from coal-fired power plants, accepting a request from utility companies that were faced with possibly closing dozens of coal-ash dumps nationwide. One trade group had estimated that the new rules would cost the industry $23 billion to $35 billion over the next 20 years.

-By Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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September 15, 2017 18:01 ET (22:01 GMT)