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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- U.S. exporters large and small scrambled on Tuesday to urge foreign customers not to abandon deals supported by the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which will be forced to halt new business at midnight as its charter expires. Companies affected range from giants including aircraft maker Boeing Co and General Electric Co to small exporters of...

  • MONROEVILLE, Pa.— Executives at a Pittsburgh- area mall have announced new plans to improve security in response to several violent crimes, including a February shooting that injured three people. The Monroeville Mall plans include new cameras that monitor a larger section of the property, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Monroeville police Chief Doug...

  • ERIE, Pa.— The Erie Coke Corp., after spending millions of dollars on pollution control improvements and fines, has satisfied environmental regulators who tried to shut it down. Court filings show Erie Coke is no longer obligated to operate under court-enforced settlements because pollution was successfully curtailed at the northwestern Pennsylvania...

  • S. Alexander Smith, of Aloha, jumped into the Row River upstream from a 15- foot waterfall to try to save his 13- year-old brother, Christian, on July 1, 2014. Smith was the only one of those honored Tuesday by the Pittsburgh- based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission who died during a rescue attempt. The other 16 winners are from Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio,...

  • If Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal year Wednesday without a budget in place, here's a rundown of what to expect:. Tom Wolf has said those bills will be paid once a 2015-16 budget is approved. —The administration would tap 2015-16 tax collections to continue services involving public health, welfare and safety and those required by law, including unemployment...

  • Pep Boys, unlike AutoZone Inc and Advance Auto Parts Inc, has not benefited from healthy U.S. auto demand mainly due to higher costs and falling sales in its do-it-yourself business. "Pep Boys have been around for a long time but they weren't generating business the way AutoZone was," S&P Capital IQ analyst Efraim Levy said. "AutoZone came more to the forefront of many...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey. "

  • June 30- Pep Boys- Manny, Moe& Jack, an auto parts retailer, said it was considering putting itself up for sale, as it embarks on a strategic review barely two weeks after it named a new chief executive. Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and other suitors had expressed interest in buying Pep Boys, the Wall Street Journal reported in May, citing people familiar with...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The auto parts seller Pep Boys may be putting itself up for sale. Pep Boys- Manny, Moe& Jack said that its board is reviewing strategic options to boost shareholder value. The Philadelphia company, has more than 800 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico.

  • NEW YORK— Investment firm Blackstone is selling the security services company AlliedBarton to French investment firm Wendel SE for about $1.67 billion. AlliedBarton, based in Philadelphia, has more than 3,300 customers and more than 60,000 workers. The Blackstone Group LP is based in New York.

  • PITTSBURGH— An American Airlines operations manager who was among the few people to learn of the first 9/ 11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has been arrested near Pittsburgh in an online child-sex sting. He was arrested Friday in Moon Township, about 13 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh, and charged with criminal attempt to commit...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need. Shrinking school districts that were previously spared aid cutbacks— many in western Pennsylvania— would see their share of aid come in lower under the proposed new...

  • Pennsylvania might not have a budget in place when the new fiscal year begins. Here's a look at what to expect:. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature can't agree on a state budget by Wednesday, the first day of the 2015-16 fiscal year?

  • YORK, Pa.— Bon-Ton, like a number of other retailers, is turning some of its real estate in to cash. Sears Holdings Corp. Sears is planning to sell more than 250 properties to a REIT it created. The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., with headquarters in Milwaukee and York, Pennsylvania, runs 270 stores in 26 states.

  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland— Discovery Communications secures European Olympic TV rights from 2018 to' 24 for $1.45 billion.

  • June 29- Egalet Corp said data showed its experimental painkiller was less likely to be abused than a form of morphine already being sold. A study showed recreational opioid users did not like and were less prone to snort the company's painkiller, Egalet -001, than MS Contin. Egalet's study results come a week before a panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and...

  • But he said Colstrip for now remains a solid performer that delivers a profit for the Pennsylvania- based company that assumed operations of Colstrip earlier this month, prompting speculation about its intentions for the 360- worker plant. But we still have Colstrip as part of our plan going forward. " The fate of Colstrip carries symbolic weight because of its...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A Pennsylvania woman has admitted embezzling more than $150,000 while working at a central New Jersey company. Authorities say 51- year-old Coleen Gibbas, of Conshohocken, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. State investigators found that between November 2008 and March 2015, Gibbas issued more than 100 unauthorized checks totaling...

  • The Senate moved closer to a final vote on a GOP- drafted state budget plan that would add modestly to education funding without raising any new taxes, while House Democrats defeated funding for universities because they deemed the amounts inadequate. The main budget bill, which passed the House without a single Democratic vote on Saturday, could see a final...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. "The challenge in America is the scale of America," said Robert Eckels, chief executive of the...