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January 12, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, in a victory for consumers and state regulators, ruled Wednesday that a utility has no constitutional right to pass along to ratepayers the cost of canceled nuclear power plants. The justices, on an 8-1 vote, gave states broad leeway to set utility rates so long as power companies are not deprived of a reasonable return when all of their investments are taken into account.
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June 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Scores of delinquent customers lined up outside the offices of Philadelphia Gas Works, spurred by the utility's threat that they pay up or lose service. Targeting households owing more than $750 for at least 90 days, the company said it would begin shutting off gas to 14,000 "chronic non-payers" who owe a total of $42 million. Most who stood in line said their tabs piled up over the winter when their bills doubled or tripled.
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June 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Scores of delinquent customers lined up outside the offices of Philadelphia Gas Works, spurred by the utility's threat that they pay up or lose service. Targeting households owing more than $750 for at least 90 days, the company said it would begin shutting off gas to 14,000 "chronic non-payers" who owe a total of $42 million. Most who stood in line said their tabs piled up over the winter when their bills doubled or tripled.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Verizon Communications Inc. was ordered to run separate units for wholesale and individual customers in Pennsylvania, a move that spares the largest local U.S. phone company from a costly breakup. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission adopted a plan letting Verizon remain intact in exchange for treating rivals leasing its lines the same way it treats its own retail business. If the company rejects the order, a full breakup might be required, the agency said.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Verizon Communications Inc. was ordered to run separate units for wholesale and individual customers in Pennsylvania, a move that spares the largest local U.S. phone company from a costly breakup. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission adopted a plan letting Verizon remain intact in exchange for treating rivals leasing its lines the same way it treats its own retail business. If the company rejects the order, a full breakup might be required, the agency said.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Duke/Fluor Daniel, a joint venture of Duke Energy Corp. and Fluor Corp., won the contract to build Columbia Energy Group's power plant near Philadelphia. Terms weren't disclosed. The natural gas-fired Liberty plant in Eddystone, Pa., is expected to begin operating in early 2002. It will produce 530 megawatts of electricity, enough to light more than a half-million homes. Duke, which is based in Charlotte, N.C.
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December 27, 2002 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
Shoppers seeking bargains shoveled through three-foot drifts in some places and plows struggled to clear roads as the Northeast dug out Thursday from a scenic but deadly Christmas snowstorm. Flakes at one point fell at the rate of 5 inches an hour in the state capital of Albany, and 103 miles of the New York State Thruway were closed down because plows couldn't keep up with the storm. But by daylight, emergency crews and residents were gaining the upper hand.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, in a victory for consumers and state regulators, ruled Wednesday that a utility has no constitutional right to pass along to ratepayers the cost of canceled nuclear power plants. The justices, on an 8-1 vote, gave states broad leeway to set utility rates so long as power companies are not deprived of a reasonable return when all of their investments are taken into account.
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