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  • SCRANTON, Pa.— The companies backing a 124- mile pipeline designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas to New York and New England can build across seven northeastern Pennsylvania properties whose owners had not agreed to it, a judge ruled. The lead partners in the Constitution Pipeline are Tulsa, Oklahoma- based Williams Partners LP and Houston- based...

  • WASHINGTON— Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region expanded more slowly in March than the previous month as new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of regional factory activity ticked down to 5 this month from 5.2 in February. The survey covers manufacturing in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New...

  • The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware- incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a process known as appraisal. But now the top corporate lawyers in Delaware, where about two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are chartered, are proposing an amendment to the...

  • The payments included tax credits for families that didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not have been necessary, and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working. Improper payments increased by $19 billion over the previous year, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of...

  • Sterling Construction reports 4Q loss Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del. _ Sterling Construction Co. on Monday reported a loss of $7.3 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Wilmington, Delaware- based company said it had a loss of 39 cents. Keywords: Sterling Construction, Earnings Report.

  • March 13- Revel Casino's hard luck continues after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rejected its agreement for a sale to a Florida developer for $82 million, marking the third failed deal for the shuttered hotel in New Jersey's struggling seaside resort of Atlantic City. Revel was one of four casinos to close last year in Atlantic City, which is struggling with a...

  • Bankruptcy Court judge on Friday declined to approve the proposed sale of the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for $82 million because she said she lacked jurisdiction. Judge Gloria Burns in Camden, New Jersey, said she could not approve the sale because it would interfere with an appeal being pursued by casino tenants who argue that the...

  • March 12- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday ordered an independent examiner to investigate transactions by the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 this year. Creditors have alleged that the operating unit is unable to pay its debts because the parent company looted it for the benefit of its controlling private equity...

  • March 12- Doral Financial Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday to wind down its remaining operations two weeks after its Puerto Rico- based bank subsidiary was seized by regulators. Doral Financial's bankruptcy is the latest reminder of the financial crisis on the island, a U.S. commonwealth, which has been mired for years in an economic...

  • MIAMI, March 5- A $5 million class-action lawsuit filed this week in Florida accuses hardwood and laminate flooring giant Lumber Liquidators, Inc of selling products laden with cancer-causing chemicals. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, called on federal agencies Wednesday...

  • March 4- The judge overseeing RadioShack Corp's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case on Wednesday approved a revised $1.5 million bonus plan for eight top executives at the electronics retailer, over the objection of the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon said that while he shared some of the trustee's concerns over the key executive incentive plan, or KEIP, he was...

  • March 3- The operating unit of casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp unveiled its plan to cut $10 billion of debt and to exit Chapter 11 in a late Monday filing with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago and creditors, a process that can easily take a year. The plan was filed on Monday when the parent company Caesars...

  • Caesars' operating unit files bankruptcy exit plan Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    March 3- The operating unit of casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp unveiled its plan to cut $10 billion of debt and to exit Chapter 11 in a late Monday filing with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcy Judge Benjamin Goldgar in Chicago and creditors, a process that can easily take a year or more. The plan was filed on Monday when the parent company Caesars...

  • March 2- The Philadelphia Federal Reserve on Monday named Patrick Harker, one of its directors and the head of the University of Delaware, as its president and newest U.S. monetary policymaker. Harker, a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania and neighboring Delaware, has been president since 2007 of the university, where he teaches business administration and...

  • Feb 27- While U.S. corporations sometimes may be viewed as persons when it comes to religious beliefs and free speech, a Delaware judge has ruled they cannot be called to testify in court. Dole's owner, Chief Executive David Murdock, Deutsche Bank and two directors are defending against shareholder allegations they engineered a deal that allowed Murdock to buy...

  • Feb 26- GameStop Corp may sharply increase the number of its Spring Mobile stores after the company bid on Wednesday for the right to take 163 leases over from electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, which filed for bankruptcy this month. The agreement allows GameStop to decide in about two months if it will take on the obligation of the RadioShack leases or...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 25- RadioShack Corp got approval on Wednesday from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to auction about 2,000 stores with an initial $200 million bid from the Standard General hedge fund. Wednesday's hearing was the first time the bankrupt company has put an estimated value on the sale agreement with Standard General, which will keep about half of...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 25- RadioShack Corp's sale of about 2,000 stores to a hedge fund is worth $200 million, an advisor to the electronics retailer told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday. This was the first time the bankrupt company has put an estimated value on the sale agreement with Standard General, which will keep about half of RadioShack's stores open and...

  • RadioShack to slow sale process; GameStop eyes stores Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del, Feb 25- Bankrupt RadioShack Corp will slow the process of selling its surviving stores, while GameStop Corp has expressed interest in some of its 1,100 locations that are being closed this month, a lawyer for the electronics retailer told a judge on Wednesday. RadioShack entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month with about 4,000 stores.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, again has a buyer- and again it's Florida developer Glenn Straub, who was lured back by a discounted price of $82 million. New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, recently appointed an emergency manager to reinvigorate the city's finances and appointed Kevyn Orr, who put Detroit into...