Duke Energy

DNC 2012
5:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

DNC Time: Protests Lead The Way

Yen Alcala
Julie Rose

Official DNC activities kick off with a street festival Monday Uptown. But protest activity will be underway even before then.  WFAE's Julie Rose will be following the action in the streets all week and joins  Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen for a preview.

McFadyen: When and where do we expect to see the largest protests?

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Duke Energy Director Details 'Friction' During
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Duke Energy Director Details 'Friction' During Merger With Progress

12:00 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Blended Duke/Progress Fleets Bring Savings

The trading floor at Duke Energy's Uptown headquarters.

The merger between Duke and Progress Energy is still under investigation by state regulators, but that hasn't stopped the companies from moving ahead with the marriage.

They're actually obligated to start generating significant savings for customers right off the bat. Much of those savings originate in a heavily-secured room full of computer screens at Duke's Uptown headquarters.

As marriages go, Duke and Progress are a blended family in the Carolinas, not unlike the Brady Bunch.

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2:20 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Duke CEO Reassures Florida Regulators

Jim Rogers

Duke CEO Jim Rogers again took questions from regulators today - this time in Florida, where the company now has a presence thanks to its merger with Progress Energy.

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Local News
4:24 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Watchdog Group Calls For New Hearings In Duke Merger

Duke Energy building in Charlotte
Duke Energy/Flickr

The outspoken watchdog group NC WARN has begun a legal effort to have state regulators retract approval of the merger between Duke and Progress Energy.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission is already taking a second look at the Duke/ Progress merger in light of the company's last-minute change of CEO.

But NC WARN would like the whole thing reopened, which would force Duke to justify the merger again, and give regulators the option of rejecting it.

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