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Vectren’s 2014 earnings ‘met our expectations,’ company says

Vectren ended 2014 with profits that were right in line with its expectations, the Evansville-based utility reported Monday. In its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings report, released Monday afternoon, Vectren reported net annual income of $188 million ($2.28 per share), up from $174.1 million ($2.12 per share) in 2013. The numbers exclude results from coal mining subsidiary Vectren Fuels, which ...

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Editorial: Natural gas era unfolds in Pennsylvania without a cohesive strategy to make it sane and safe

When it comes to natural-gas drilling, where’s the leadership? Looking back on the coal-mining era, given the perspective of time, it’s easy to wonder why our state and federal lawmakers failed us on so many levels. In their zeal to take advantage of a new, abundant energy source, all but a few of our leaders largely turned their backs on ...

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Strike call in Turkey as mine blast death toll rises, scores still trapped

Turkey’s biggest union geared for a massive strike amid mounting anger over the country’s worst mining accident, as the toll from the disaster rose to 282, with scores still trapped underground. ISTANBUL, May 14 (Reuters) – “Those who keep up with privatisation… policies, who threaten workers’ lives to reduce costs… are the culprits of the Soma massacre and they must be ...

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