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NC critic to challenge Duke Energy merger in court

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A group critical of the merger that made Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. the country's largest electric company says it will seek to undo or revise the deal in a North Carolina appeals court. Full story...
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Duke Energy to file for another rate increase

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Duke Energy has told North Carolina utility regulators that it will ask for another rate increase soon. Full story...
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Power companies want to pay less for solar energy

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video Progress Energy and its parent company, Duke Energy, want to slash what they pay solar generators for electricity by as much as 29 percent. Full story...
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NC regulator approves Duke Energy probe settlement

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video North Carolina's utilities regulator and attorney general are settling separate investigations into whether Duke Energy misled officials before taking over its in-state rival Progress Energy. Full story...
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Duke Energy taps Shuler as Washington lobbyist

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Retiring U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler is staying in Washington, but he will have a new job as a lobbyist for the country's largest electric company. Full story...
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NC AG argues Duke wants too much in rate increase

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North Carolina's Supreme Court is considering a case that could pressure utilities regulators to justify rate increase decisions that can involve hundreds of millions of dollars. Full story...
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NC high court hears AG Duke Energy rate challenge

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video North Carolina's attorney general wants the state's highest court to reverse a decision giving Duke Energy permission to raise electricity prices by 7 percent and lock in a 10 percent profit. Full story...
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Duke Energy appeals NC rejection of secrecy claims

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Duke Energy is going to court to keep from divulging more than 600 pages of internal documents and emails that North Carolina utilities regulators determined were wrongly claimed as trade secrets. Full story...
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Enhancements coming to Sutton Lake boating access

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The boating access area at New Hanover County's Sutton Lake will close temporarily beginning Oct. 29 to receive a facelift. Full story...
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As Isaac approaches Gulf Coast, volunteers prepare here

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video Thankfully it looks like Hurricane Isaac has spared our part of the country, and local volunteers say they are ready to head down to the Gulf Coast if needed. Full story...
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NRC, Duke Energy meet over NC nuclear plant

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is meeting with Charlotte-based Duke Energy officials to discuss two apparent safety violations at a nuclear plant inherited after its merger with Raleigh-based Progress Energy. Full story...
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Duke Energy CEO committed for Fla. settlement

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Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers says he's committed to a settlement that's expected to head off future rate increases in Florida. Full story...
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Investigating NC regulator opens Duke Energy data

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North Carolina utilities regulators are disclosing internal materials collected from Duke Energy in an ongoing investigation into its takeover of Progress Energy. Full story...
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Duke Energy seeks to pass along merger savings

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Duke Energy is asking North Carolina and South Carolina regulators for permission to give customers the first of the savings they've been promised from the merger with Progress Energy. Full story...
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Core drama at largest US electric company lingers

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The investigations into whether regulators and consumers were misled ahead of the merger of North Carolina's two Fortune 500 energy companies could continue quietly for months after a deadline arrives next week. Full story...
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