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  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    As public pressure mounts nationally against antibiotics, Oregon legislators are debating whether to curtail their use in agriculture. If the legislation passes, Oregon would be the first in the nation to mandate stricter rules on livestock antibiotics. Proponents of Oregon's bill say that's inadequate, because the move still allows operators to...

  • Tom Wolf's sprawling package of tax changes he is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week. Residents at $100,000 in annual income or above would pay nearly half of the $4.6 billion net increase, while residents who earn below $100,000 in annual income...

  • PITTSBURGH— A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. At least one woman lost $185,000 from December 2013 to August 2014 in the scam, the FBI said. The 28- year-old Segbefia used a company he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the Medicare health program. Ryan's bold Medicare "premium support" plan would be sacrificed to ensure passage of...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 703 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 19 rigs; North Dakota lost five; Oklahoma was down three; and Alaska, New Mexico and West Virginia each lost one. Louisiana gained two rigs, while Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas and Pennsylvania each gained...

  • PITTSBURGH— Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players. Computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm and researchers Sam Ganzfried and Noam Brown are taking their poker-playing computer program, Claudico, to Rivers Casino on Friday. Claudico— the Latin word...

  • Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. The trade show, now in its 13th year, showcases the latest technology in manure handling, treatment and application. It's being held in July in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

  • NEW YORK— What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? The Justice Department said that Comcast dropped its bid because of regulators' concerns that the Philadelphia- based cable giant would become an "unavoidable gatekeeper" for Internet services. One of the concerns consumer advocates and competitors had with the Comcast deal was that it...

  • Donegal posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MARIETTA, Pa. _ Donegal Group Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $6.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Marietta, Pennsylvania- based company said it had net income of 25 cents. Keywords: Donegal Group, Earnings Report.

  • National Penn Bancshares posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. _ National Penn Bancshares Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $26.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. National Penn Bancshares shares have risen nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co and Twenty-First Century Fox are not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched FiOS Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market. Since Verizon unveiled its cheaper, slimmer pay-TV plan on Sunday, Disney, Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and 21st...

  • Unisys reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    BLUE BELL, Pa. _ Unisys Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $43.2 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of 87 cents. Unisys shares have declined 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Qlik reports 1Q loss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    RADNOR, Pa. _ Qlik Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $30.3 million in its first quarter. Thirteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $114.5 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Qlik expects its results to range from a loss of 2 cents per share to earnings of 1 cent per share.

  • Federated Investors misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ Federated Investors Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $36.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Federated Investors shares have risen slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co is not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched FiOS Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market. Since Verizon unveiled its cheaper, slimmer pay-TV plan on Sunday, Disney, Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox have pushed back and...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A top official at an ironworkers' union was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison in what federal prosecutors say was a campaign of violence and intimidation to coerce building contractors into hiring his workers over non-union competition. Edward Sweeney, a former business agent of Ironworkers Local 401, received the sentence after...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co is not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched Fios Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market. Since Verizon unveiled its cheaper, slimmer pay-TV plan on Sunday, Disney, Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox have pushed back and...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Hundreds of students who received acceptance letters from Drexel University in Philadelphia are now being told they were sent by mistake. WTXF-TV reports Drexel University mailed the letters to nearly 500 people who had already been denied admission or had incomplete applications. This isn't the first time Drexel has gotten applicants'...

  • *Pepsi, P&G, 3 M blame strong dollar for missing estimates. Business activity slowed more than expected in the euro zone this month while manufacturing in Asia's top two economies hit the brakes, suggesting the global recovery path is less clear than policymakers are predicting. The fall in European stock markets and the weaker PMI numbers across the board had...

  • Metro Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:55 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa. _ Metro Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.7 million. Metro Bancorp shares have climbed nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Metro Bancorp, Earnings Report.