Bill Johnson http://wfae.org en Duke Settlement Restores 'Merger Of Equals' http://wfae.org/post/duke-settlement-restores-merger-equals <p></p><p>When North Carolina utility regulators meet Monday at 10 a.m., they're expected to approve a settlement that resolves their investigation into the sudden firing of Progress CEO Bill Johnson shortly after the company merged with Duke.</p><p>The settlement calls for Duke CEO Jim Rogers to resign by the end of next year. Critics say the utilities commission is wasting time on personality clashes and power struggles surrounding Duke's leadership switch at the expense of more substantive aspects of the merger that might impact customers.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:30:09 +0000 Julie Rose 16842 at http://wfae.org Duke Settlement Restores 'Merger Of Equals' Duke CEO To Retire In Settlement With Regulators http://wfae.org/post/duke-ceo-retire-settlement-regulators <p></p><p>Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers will step down sometime next year as part of a settlement announced late yesterday that would resolve an investigation of the company's merger with Progress Energy. Angry North Carolina utility regulators launched the investigation when Duke's &nbsp;board abruptly fired the man they'd promised would lead the merged company - Progress CEO Bill Johnson.</p><p>WFAE's Julie Rose joined Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen to sort through the settlement.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:49:04 +0000 Julie Rose 16776 at http://wfae.org Duke CEO To Retire In Settlement With Regulators Progress Boosts Duke Earnings, Challenges Ahead http://wfae.org/post/progress-boosts-duke-earnings-challenges-ahead <p></p><p>Duke Energy says earnings in the third quarter rose 26%, primarily because it was the first full quarter to include Progress Energy.&nbsp; That figure slightly exceeded analyst expectations, but questions remain about challenges Duke Energy faces going forward.</p><p>The list includes:</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:55:51 +0000 Julie Rose 15465 at http://wfae.org Progress Boosts Duke Earnings, Challenges Ahead Progress Merger Boosts Duke Earnings, But Challenges Ahead http://wfae.org/post/progress-merger-boosts-duke-earnings-challenges-ahead <p></p><p></p><p>Duke Energy says earnings in the third quarter rose 26%, primarily because it was the first full quarter to include Progress Energy.&nbsp; That figure slightly exceeded analyst expectations, but questions remain about challenges Duke Energy faces going forward.</p><p>The list includes:</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:37:25 +0000 Julie Rose 15466 at http://wfae.org Progress Merger Boosts Duke Earnings, But Challenges Ahead