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It seems that the financial press has warmed to the idea that investing in the kind of dividend-paying value stocks we favor at The Prudent Speculator is not a bad idea. With many heretofore high-flying, richly priced stocks having fallen back to earth, it was nice to see The Wall Street Journal penning columns over the last few days entitled Value Stocks Head Higher as Growth Companies Look Pricy and More Investors Are Drawn to Dividends, especially as we just released an updated version of our Value of Dividends Special Report last month.

Entergy: power restored in Algiers
Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:31

ALGIERS, LA (WVUE) - Entergy New Orleans says power has been restored to residents in Algiers after being out since 5 a.m.

Earlier Thursday morning, about 5,000 customers were without electricity.

Entergy spokesperson Robert Adams says a cable fell at an Entergy substation around 5 a.m. and because of that, crews had to drive around the area and switch customers to an alternate power source.

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Published in New Orleans News
THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

Police are once again warning people about a utility scam.

The Thibodaux Police Department said the scam has been happening in the area lately.

The way it works is someone calls claiming to be with Entergy and tells the customer their power is about to be turned off because they owe payments. The caller then tries to get the customer to pay over the phone or through the mail.

Police Chief Scott Silverii adamantly urges people not to make any payments if they receive that type of call because it is a scam.

Published in Baton Rouge News
Nearly 2,000 lose power during icy weather
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:30
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Crews were sent out to restore power to nearly 2,000 people in the Baton Rouge area that lost electricity during the icy weather Tuesday.

The largest reported outage was located around LSU. Nearly all of the outages were caused by downed tree limbs.

Almost 1,500 customers from East Parker Boulevard to Lee Drive lost power around noon.

Officials said workers were able to get the power working again later in the afternoon.

Published in Baton Rouge News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Crews were sent out to restore power to nearly 2,000 people in the Baton Rouge area that lost electricity during the icy weather Tuesday.

The largest reported outage was located around LSU. Nearly all of the outages were caused by downed tree limbs.

Almost 1,500 customers from East Parker Boulevard to Lee Drive lost power around noon.

Officials said workers were able to get the power working again later in the afternoon.

Published in Baton Rouge News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Crews are working to restore power to nearly 2,000 people in the Baton Rouge area.

The largest reported outage is located around LSU. Just under 1,500 customers from East Parker to Lee Drive are without power. Officials say the crews anticipate power to be restored around 4 p.m.

Smaller outages impacting a few hundred are reported in the Wooddale, South Foster, and Claycut areas. Power should be restored during the early afternoon.

Published in Baton Rouge News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Entergy Gulf States Louisiana has signed a six-year power supply deal with the South African energy company behind a planned $7 billion petrochemical project in Westlake.

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana said Monday that it has agreed to supply up to 200 megawatts of electricity to keep Sasol Ltd.'s proposed ethane cracker running from day-to-day starting in mid-2014. The cracker is part of a $21 billion complex that would also include a gas-to-liquids plant.

The energy contract is a sign plans are moving forward even though financing for the entire project has yet to be announced.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/18jhgrk ) Sasol is one of dozens of companies seeking to take advantage of a boom in U.S. natural gas supply driven by shale drilling.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Published in Louisiana Local News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Entergy Gulf States Louisiana has signed a six-year power supply deal with the South African energy company behind a planned $7 billion petrochemical project in Westlake.

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana said Monday that it has agreed to supply up to 200 megawatts of electricity to keep Sasol Ltd.'s proposed ethane cracker running from day-to-day starting in mid-2014. The cracker is part of a $21 billion complex that would also include a gas-to-liquids plant.

The energy contract is a sign plans are moving forward even though financing for the entire project has yet to be announced.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/18jhgrk ) Sasol is one of dozens of companies seeking to take advantage of a boom in U.S. natural gas supply driven by shale drilling.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Published in Louisiana Local News

superdome-darkIn a press statement released on its website today, Entergy New Orleans announced the cause of the now infamous Super Bowl 47 blackout which caused half of the Superdome stadium to be without lights.

 

Published in Latest Buzz

landrieu-press-superbowl-webcastDespite growing criticism by some of the blackout that marred what appears to be a near-perfect Super Bowl week by the City of New Orleans, Mayor  Mitch Landrieu, area leaders, Super Bowl and city officials put their best face forward praising one another for a job well done.

 

Published in Latest Buzz
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