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Smart Meters: PG&E Plans to Give Customers a Choice — at a Cost

Amid health concerns over smart meters, which can wirelessly transmit household energy-usage data to utilities and customers, California’s largest utility has proposed a plan that would allow homeowners to opt for regular meters…

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PG&E Finds 38 Natural-Gas Leaks, Though None Near California Explosion Site

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. found 38 leaks in its more than 6,700 miles of natural-gas transmission lines. The company said its 16 miles of lines in the San Bruno, Calif., area, where a September explosion killed eight people, we…

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PG&E’s Stock Price Wobbles After the Gas Pipeline Disaster

PG&E gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif.

PG&E shares plunged $4.03 on Friday to $44.21 one day after the blast. Investors continued taking profits on Monday, but the stock then recovered to close up a nickel. Still, the ultimate impact will depend on the investigation’s results.

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PG&E’s Stock Price Wobbles After the Gas Pipeline Disaster originally appeared on DailyFinance on Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:15:00.

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California’s Latest Revolt: Against Smart Electric Meters

Installation of a PG&E smart meter.

Despite promises of environmental benefits and lower costs to consumers, smart meters are running into stiff resistance in some areas where you’d least expect it. Among the concerns: More electromagnetic radiation and loss of privacy.

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California’s Latest Revolt: Against Smart Electric Meters originally appeared on DailyFinance on Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:00:00.

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Tiger Woods and EA Sports Stay Friends to Stay Profitable

Electronic Arts (ERTS) is proving to Tiger Woods that a friend who can make a buck off your name in a time of crisis is a friend indeed. The no. 2 video-game company doesn’t seem to care about the beleaguered golfer’s 14 (alleged) mistresses, his bizarre Thanksgiving car accident, or his beefcakey portrait, shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, on the cover of Vanity Fair. No, EA’s relationship with Woods was about golf, says its president, Peter Moore, and the company plans to move ahead with its “open beta test” launch of PGA Tour Online this month.

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Tiger Woods and EA Sports Stay Friends to Stay Profitable originally appeared on DailyFinance on Tue, 05 Jan 2010 11:44:00.

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