Dominion Resources Buys Two Solar Generating Facilities

Dominion Resources Buys Two Solar Generating Facilities

Dominion Resources said Thursday it has acquired two 5-megawatt solar generating facilities and plans to purchase two other solar farms totaling approximately 10 megawatts later in Q3 from subsidiaries of Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Strata Solar. “With these acquisitions, Dominion Energy is well on its way to bringing into service more than 700 megawatts of solar energy in North Carolina and Virginia by the end of 2018,” said Keith Windle, […]

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CalAtlantic Unit Starts Homebuilding Operations in Seattle

CalAtlantic Unit Starts Homebuilding Operations in Seattle

CalAtlantic Homes, a homebuilder and a unit of CalAtlatic Group, said pre-market Tuesday it has begun homebuilding operations in Seattle, Washington, through its acquisition of the homebuilding operations of Seattle-based developer and homebuilder Oakpointe LLC. As a result of the deal, CalAtlantic now owns and controls over 1,750 homesites in 19 future communities, 7 of which are expected to be actively selling by February. In connection with the land acquisition, […]

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U.S. Stocks Drop As Investors Question Whether Trump Can Deliver on Tax Cuts

U.S. Stocks Drop As Investors Question Whether Trump Can Deliver on Tax Cuts

U.S. stocks were lower at mid-day as President Donald Trump’s failure to deliver on his health care reform package sparked worries he may have trouble delivering on other campaign promises to ignite the economy. European and Asian stocks also closed lower on the failed health care bill. Investors are now growing skeptical of Trump’s plans for tax cuts and fiscal stimulus, including infrastructure spending, as well as solidarity among Congressional […]

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Man Group Posts 2016 Loss on Fee Decline, Writedowns

Man Group Posts 2016 Loss on Fee Decline, Writedowns

Man Group (EMG.L), a UK hedge fund manager, posted a pretax loss for 2016 after a profit in the previous year as “unforgiving” market conditions in the first nine months eroded performance fee revenue and the company took impairment charges at some of its funds. Statutory loss before tax was $272 million in 2016 compared with pretax profit of $184 million in 2015, the company said on Wednesday on its […]

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European Equity Benchmarks Surge Higher

European Equity Benchmarks Surge Higher

The broad-based major European indices closed sharply higher in Wednesday’s trading session, as banks, automotive stocks, and construction materials suppliers helped the markets surge as high as 2%. In economic news, the inflation rate in Germany, as measured by the consumer price index, is expected to be 2.2% in February, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) 2017. It was the highest rate of inflation since August 2012. Destatis also […]

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Oil Prices Pare Early Gains Following Eighth Consecutive Week of Rising US Stockpiles

Oil Prices Pare Early Gains Following Eighth Consecutive Week of Rising US Stockpiles

Oil prices were paring early gains on Wednesday after government data showed that US inventories of oil expanded last week, marking the eighth consecutive week in which stockpiles have increased. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, the main US benchmark, was trading 0.01% lower at $53.98 per barrel recently while Brent crude, the international gauge, was 0.02% higher at $56.52 per barrel. Earlier in the day WTI and Brent had […]

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