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2014-05-15 16:23:58

JACKSON, Mich., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has declared a quarterly dividend on the utility's preferred stock. The following dividend is payable July 1, 2014 to shareholders of record June 2, 2014: $1.125 per share on the $4.50 stock (NYSE: CMS_pb). CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and also...

2014-05-12 16:23:53

JACKSON, Mich., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Tom Webb, will provide a business and financial outlook at the AGA Financial Forum Conference on Monday, May 19. The 35-minute presentation is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. EDT. To access the presentation webcast, go to the CMS Energy website, www.cmsenergy.com and select "Investor Relations," then "Webcasts & Presentations." An audio replay...

2014-05-07 08:23:38

JACKSON, Mich., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is continuing to warn Michigan residents to be on guard against telephone scams that demand people immediately pay energy bills using prepaid credit cards. "We continue working to raise awareness among business owners, residents and Consumers Energy customers that these scams, plain and simple, are designed to rob you of your money," said Michael Williams, director of corporate security for Consumers Energy. More than 300 incidents...

2014-05-01 08:24:09

Call MISS DIG at 811 and Put Safety First JACKSON, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is alerting farmers that new MISS DIG rules take effect Thursday, May 1, that are designed to protect agricultural workers and underground utilities. "We feel strongly about the safety of our customers and the communities we serve, especially the agricultural community," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "For the sake of personal safety, we strongly...

2014-04-29 12:24:59

JACKSON, Mich., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today that Brian Rich, an executive with more than 15 years of experience with global utility, telecommunication and information technology firms, will start as vice president and chief information officer, effective July 1. "Brian brings a very strong base of experience, including significant experience in the utility sector and a proven record as an outstanding leader. He will play a central role in our effort to...

2014-04-28 08:23:08

Safety is Top Focus CARO, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has resumed construction of its Cross Winds® Energy Park in Tuscola County as warm weather returns to Michigan. "Consumers Energy and its contractors are committed to building Cross Winds Energy Park in the safest manner possible. Safety is our No. 1 priority. A key part of our commitment to safety is openly communicating about construction activity that residents may encounter," said John Bulloch,...

2014-04-25 08:22:22

DETROIT, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy announced today that it is serving as host sponsor for next week's ACI National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show in Detroit, the nation's leading educational and training event for professionals who work in the home energy-efficiency industry. "The theme of this conference, 'Creating a Better America,' reflects the story of energy efficiency in Michigan," said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's vice president of...

2014-04-24 08:25:34

JACKSON, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $204 million, or $0.75 per share, for the first quarter of 2014, compared to reported net income of $144 million, or $0.53 per share, for the same quarter of 2013. Adjusted (non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) net income for the first quarter for both years was the same as reported amounts. CMS Energy reaffirmed its guidance for 2014 adjusted earnings of $1.74 to $1.78 per...

2014-04-21 08:21:39

Projects to reduce water usage at power plants by 20 percent JACKSON, Mich., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country celebrates Earth Day on Tuesday, Consumers Energy is reducing its environmental footprint through a series of sustainability efforts focused at its generating plants across Michigan. By 2017, Consumers Energy expects to reduce water usage at its power plants by 17 percent and by 20 percent in 2020. At the D.E. Karn Plant near Bay City, a project is nearing completion to...

2014-04-17 16:23:19

NOVI, Mich., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that it will release consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 before the market opens on May 1, 2014. In addition, ITC will conduct a webcast and conference call on May 1 at 11 a.m. Eastern. Joseph L. Welch, chairman, president and CEO, and Cameron M. Bready, executive vice president and CFO, will discuss the financial results. Individuals wishing to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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