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(WBIR) The Tennessee Valley should not be sold, according to a recent study.

President Obama said in his budget that he's considering selling the utility. In response, TVA asked Lazard Frères & Co. to do an independent financial review.

Its study released Wednesday said selling TVA wouldn't do much to limit the federal debt. In fact, Lazard Frères & Co. said it could actually push customers' rates higher.

The federal government owns TVA, but the utility company doesn't get taxpayer dollars.

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