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  • Chevron's $20M to improve Pennsylvania workforce Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Chevron Corp. is spending $20 million to launch its Appalachia Partnership Initiative, which is meant to improve schools and workforce development in 27 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Chevron is working with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Claude Worthington Benedum...

  • Liberty Property reports 3Q results Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    MALVERN, Pa. _ Liberty Property Trust on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 62 cents per share. Analysts expected $200.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Allegheny Technologies tops 3Q earnings expectations Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ Allegheny Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $700,000 in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.15 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation. The former White House intern spoke in Philadelphia at Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Summit. She says she was inspired to act after the 2010 suicide of a Rutgers University student whose roommate used a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. "Both the Ebola scare and the expansion of ISIS have added jitters to the market and fear bids into the bond market," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. "We feel the earliest is fourth quarter of next year when the Fed will take any action on rates," said Sean Simko, head of fixed-income...

  • Sears shares rose about 7.5 percent in early trading. Most of this will come from Lampert and his hedge fund, ESL Investments Inc, which together own 48.5 percent of Sears. Sears' deepening financial troubles have forced insurers and banks to raise the cost of guaranteeing payment to vendors, rattling the retailer's supply chain ahead of the key holiday season.

  • Feds nix wind farm near Erie airport, cite radar Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    The FAA had previously approved the wind farm in North East Township. But when that approval expired in May, the FAA revisited the question of radar safety and earlier this month decided it would be a problem, the Erie Times-News reported Monday. "The analysis done by FAA Technical Operations indicates that all of the wind turbines would be in the radar line of...

  • What's next after wild week for stocks? Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market needs to see a therapist. Investors seemed buffeted from every corner: Plunging oil prices, signs of a slowdown in Europe and fear of Ebola on the downside; strong corporate earnings and reassuring jobs market figures on the upside. Investors are afraid that Europe could slip into another recession, perhaps deeper than the one it emerged...

  • "We are now in a blackout period so companies have been precluded from conducting tactical buyback activity that has supported the equity market during sell-offs in the recent past," said Goldman Sachs in a note earlier this week. October has been particularly quiet for buybacks by U.S. companies, with about $1.7 billion in stock repurchases announced or...

  • At its current levels, natgas is about $1.50 a gallon cheaper than diesel fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The slower-than-expected adoption has forced key manufacturers, including General Electric Co and Caterpillar Inc, to focus on niche markets for their engines while they wait for higher-margin customers such as railways...

  • US rig count down 12 to 1,918 Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 1,918.. Oklahoma decreased by seven rigs, New Mexico was down four, Alaska was off two and Arkansas, California and North Dakota each dropped one. Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rallies on sturdy earnings, data Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    General Electric shares rose 3.8 percent to $25.17 after the company reported third-quarter earnings that topped analyst expectations, pushing the S&P industrial sector up 1.8 percent. Fellow industrial Honeywell shares gained 4.1 percent to $89.27 after its quarterly results, to help send the S&P industrials sector up 2.3 percent.

  • Knoll posts 3Q profit Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    EAST GREENVILLE, Pa. _ Knoll Inc. on Friday reported net income of $15.7 million, or 33 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, posted revenue of $268.3 million in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Northwest Bancshares posts 3Q profit Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    WARREN, Pa. _ Northwest Bancshares Inc. on Friday reported earnings of $17.3 million, or 19 cents per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Warren, Pennsylvania, posted revenue of $80.1 million in the period. Northwest Bancshares shares have dropped 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Urban Outfitters struggles with sales slump Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Urban Outfitters Inc. said Thursday that an ongoing sales slump could hurt its third-quarter earnings, which sent its shares plunging in extended trading. The Philadelphia- based retailer has delivered strong sales gains at its Anthropologie and Free People brands recently, but its namesake brand has floundered. Shares of the Philadelphia-...

  • Inquirer, Daily News sites merging with Philly.com Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News will shutter their individual websites and refocus attention on their joint Philly.com portal. In a letter to staff Thursday, the company says the Inquirer and Daily News replica edition apps will remain premium products for subscribers. Staff members have endured a quick succession of...

  • *Southwestern to buy assets in Marcellus and Utica shale fields. Oct 16- Southwestern Energy Co said it would buy some oil and gas assets in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields in West Virginia and Pennsylvania from Chesapeake Energy Corp for about $5.37 billion. The deal is positive for Chesapeake and other Utica and Marcellus shale players as it marks the...

  • *Industrial output posts biggest gain since November 2012. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that helped ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to...

  • Crown beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Crown Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $244 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share. Analysts expected $2.58 billion, according to Zacks.

  • *Netflix tumbles after quarterly results. NEW YORK, Oct 16- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out slight gains after another choppy session on Thursday as economic data eased fears about the potential effect of a weakening global economy on the United States. Providing some support to the market, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg...