Utilities

Natural Gas Price Down 29% in a Month

Because of the way natural gas and electric utilities are regulated, customers won't likely see the recent drop reflected in their bills right away.

6 Ways to Prioritize Your Budget

Whatever your lifestyle, it's important to understand how to get the most from your money so you can live comfortably and within your means.

Are Dividend Stocks a Good Bet?

The toughest problem retirees face in today's financial markets is how to get a decent yield on our savings -- but there are stable, decent-paying investments worth exploring.

Manufacturing Rose 1.1% Last Month on Rebound from Sandy

U.S. factories rebounded in November from Superstorm Sandy, boosting production of cars, equipment and appliances. The Fed says factory output increased 1.1 percent from October, offsetting a 1 percent decline from the month before, which was blamed on the storm.

Power Outages After Sandy Weren't Unusually Long After All

As the days without power stretched on for hundreds of thousands after Superstorm Sandy, patience turned to anger. But an AP analysis of outages from other big storms shows that the time it took to utility companies to restore electricity was no worse than average -- and in some places, actually faster.