9-22-17 5:28 PM EDT | Email Article

Shares of utilities--often regarded as a proxy for bonds in the stock market--fell as comments from Federal Reserve officials raised expectations for an interest-rate hike in December.

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power on the entire island of Puerto Rico. A dam in northwest of the island was failing, causing life-threatening flash flooding downstream on the Rio Guajataca, The Wall Street Journal reported.

 

-By Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 22, 2017 17:28 ET (21:28 GMT)

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