Covanta Holding Corporation

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    Covanta Holding is Holding Steady on Stock Price This Year

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    Covanta Holding’s Leverage: Is It Too Much to Handle?

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    Covanta Continued to Post Losses in Fiscal 2014

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    Covanta Holding’s Revenues Rise for the First Time in 3 Years

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    Covanta Holding’s Peers: Who Are They?

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    Covanta Holding’s Northeast US Facilities

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    How Covanta Earns Revenues through Energy from Waste

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    An Overview of Covanta Holding’s Business Model

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    Energy from Waste: The Basics

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