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  • Duke Energy's N.C. returns still higher than regulators allow

    Duke Energy’s two Carolinas utilities continue to make higher rates of return than allowed by N.C. regulators, according to new figures that track returns through the third quarter of 2014.

    It is the second consecutive quarter in which the returns at the Duke (NYSE:DUK) utilities exceeded regulatory targets, according to figures compiled by the Public Staff of the N.C. Utilities Commission. But the returns are dropping closer to the allowed levels.

    That could indicate the jump may be only a blip…

  • South Carolina slaps Uber with cease-and-desist letter

    South Carolina has sent a cease-and-desist order to Uber Technologies, asking the hail-a-ride service to immediately stop all operations in the state.

    WLTX-TV in Columbia, S.C., reports the S.C. Public Service Commission on Thursday issued a directive that the company not operate until it receives proper state certification, as required by law for taxi operators and other motor vehicle carriers.

    Uber launched services last year in Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Greenville, S.C., according…

  • Image of the day: Lawyer Joe Cheshire

    Joseph B. Cheshire V takes a moment to pose for a portrait in his office at the Cheshire Parker and Bryan law practice on Jan. 13.

  • Pay-by-the-bag garbage disposal concept could hit North Carolina

    Instead of paying a waste disposal fee, how about paying by the bag?

    A company that’s already working with New England cities to implement that kind of system is bulking up – and including North Carolina in its growth strategy.

    In three years, Raleigh-based WasteZero has raised more than $15 million in equity – and it’s still fundraising, betting big that more municipalities will catch on to the concept.

    A January securities filing shows that the company closed on $5.6 million from 11 investors…

  • NC public universities eye tuition hikes after 1-year hiatus

    UNC System LogoNorth Carolina public universities want to raise tuition and fees by an average of 4 percent next year and 3.5 percent the following year for undergraduate state residents.