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  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Investigators searched the home of a former longtime mayor whose failed projects, including a planned Wild West museum, helped push the city deep into debt, and they took a saddle and other Western artifacts from him. A lawyer for Democratic former Mayor Stephen Reed told Pennlive.com that the agents were executing a search warrant on Tuesday but...

  • Health care enrollments by state Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Factory orders fall 0.4 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April on weak demand for transportation equipment and other goods, suggesting that manufacturing remained constrained by a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector. Households are gradually boosting their spending on manufactured goods, "said Gus...

  • The Stratford, Connecticut, subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday also cited weak demand for international military products. The reduction in production-related jobs affects facilities in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Poland. Spokesman Paul Jackson said the cuts are not related to a review by United Technologies of whether to sell, spin off...

  • WASHINGTON— More than 10 million people have signed up for private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's law, the administration said Tuesday. And the Supreme Court is weighing the legality of subsidized premiums for millions of consumers in more than 30 states. "Enrollment has been lower and slower than what most people projected," said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, on Tuesday said it would cut 1,400 jobs and consolidate facilities, with lower oil prices sharply reducing demand for helicopters in the oil and gas sectors, and international military orders down. "Today's announcement is based on the current challenging market conditions and is...

  • *Dollar drops on optimism of Greece deal with creditors. *Intel drops after rating cut; biggest drag on indexes. June 2- U.S. stocks erased earlier losses to turned positive on Tuesday afternoon on optimism that Greece would strike a deal with its creditors, while weak U.S. data and bearish comments from a Federal Reserve board member allayed fears of a near-term...

  • *Factory orders fall 0.4 percent in April. WASHINGTON, June 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April as demand for transportation equipment and other goods weakened, suggesting that manufacturing remained constrained by a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector. Households are gradually boosting their spending on manufactured goods, "...

  • The virus that has led to the deaths of more than 44 million chickens and turkeys in the Midwest hasn't been found so far in Ohio, but state officials said banning all poultry shows is a needed step to protect Ohio's $2.3 billion poultry industry. "This was a difficult decision because it means young people can't show their birds at fairs, but it's in the best...

  • Police met U.S. Airways flight 648, with 88 passengers and five crew on board, when it landed at Philadelphia International Airport due to a "possible security threat," said Victoria Lupica, a spokeswoman for U.S. Airways' parent company, American Airlines Group Inc. NBC and CNN reported that other U.S. commercial flights received bomb threats on Tuesday: a United...

  • *Juno jumps on report of AstraZeneca interest. June 2- U.S. stocks were lower in late morning trading, paring some of their losses earlier in the session, as weak factory orders data and bearish comments from a Federal Reserve board member allayed fears of a rate hike coming sooner rather than later. "Interest rates are not going to matter if they're rising because of...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Federal investigators say they still don't know if the engineer involved in a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia was on his cellphone before the speeding train derailed. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report released Tuesday says it also remains unclear if damage to the windshield was caused by the wreck or an...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • Wolf's Department of Insurance submitted the application to the federal government on Monday, the deadline if Pennsylvania is to move to a state-based marketplace in 2016.. A U.S. Health and Human Services Department spokesman could not immediately say whether Pennsylvania was the first or only state to take such a step ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on...

  • YOUR MONEY-Graduating into the family business Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 2- There is one big advantage 23- year-old Clint Morrison has found joining his family's business fresh upon graduating from Rider University: he has a job, while most of his friends do not. The Morrison family business, Benefit Design Specialists Inc, administers employee benefit plans for small businesses and is based in Mechanicsburg,...

  • PITTSBURGH— PPG Industries says it has purchased a network of 57 Central American paint stores, which the Pittsburgh paint and coatings maker hopes will boost sales of its Glidden paints brand in that region. But PPG says the purchases will give it 87 company-owned stores in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

  • WASHINGTON— An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A key Pennsylvania state Republican House lawmaker signaled support Tuesday for major provisions in a Senate Republican plan to end the traditional pension benefit for school and state government employees. State Government Committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe, R- Butler, said he supports replacing the traditional pension benefit for future...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Celebrity chef Jose Garces has been chosen to manage the food and drinks at The Playground, the oceanfront Atlantic City pier being redeveloped by a Philadelphia developer. Bart Blatstein's Tower Investments announced Monday that Garces Events will provide food and beverage offerings for all the restaurants at T Street, one portion of the...