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Peco says it makes a positive impact – and would like a rate hike


Peco Energy Co., the regional utility with 1.6 million electric customers and 500,000 natural gas customers, generated an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion across Pennsylvania last year and supported nearly 10,000 jobs, according to a report the company released Monday. The utility, which operates in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties, produced $760 million in labor income across Pennsylvania, according ...

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Pennsylvania job boom is still going strong

Low oil and natural gas prices have hit the industry hard, especially when it comes to jobs.  Several companies have laid off thousands of employees in order to cut back spending.  However, in one area of the U.S. the job market still seems to be booming, and finding work isn’t an issue. The state of Pennsylvania seems to be going ...

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As natural gas pipes drop, budgets, jobs are scaled back

When “Dallas” was a top-rated television show back in the ’80s, oilmen were portrayed as wildcatters, the last of a breed of take-no-prisoners businessmen who took risk after risk. Wildcatters, even fictional ones like J.R. Ewing, and real ones like T. Boone Pickens, drilled where their gut told them. Sometimes they won, sometimes they didn’t. The wildcatters were true boom ...

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Weld County job gains continue in February

Weld County’s job market continued to grow from January to February, adding 1,000 non-farm jobs for a total of 101,400 employed residents. The top growing industries over the month were service-providing, with 800 added, government with 600 added, private with 400 jobs, and goods producing and private service providing with 200 new jobs each. Over the year, non-farm jobs increased ...

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A celebration is in order for Dominion and business partners

Today, Dominion Resources, its international business partners and community leaders in Maryland celebrated the construction of the Dominion Cove Point LNG Liquefaction project. Dominion Chairman Thomas F. Farrell II and President Diane Leopold were joined by the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Kenichiro Sasae and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan at the projects ceremony.  Others that were present include President, CEO, ...

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New Mexico unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent in January

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s unemployment rate is down. The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the seasonally adjusted rate in January was 5.9 percent, down from 6 percent in December and 6.7 percent in January 2014. The department reports that the state’s nonfarm employment had 10,200 more jobs in January compared with January 2014, an increase of 1.3 ...

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Pipeline project would bring thousands of jobs

According to a study conducted by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, the design and construction process of a new natural gas pipeline project will bring in an estimated $1.6 billion in additional wages, revenues and investments to the regional and state economies of Pennsylvania and Virginia. The results of the analysis show that the Williams Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project has ...

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ADP reports 212,000 new U.S. jobs in February

Payroll processor ADP reported 212,000 new U.S. nonfarm private sector jobs in February. While small, midsized and large businesses all reported growth, indicating strong hiring should boost the economy this coming year, small businesses led the pack. February was the 13th straight month in which U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 new jobs, although the 212,000 figure was down slightly ...

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