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  • The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- JPMorgan Chase& Co, the largest U.S. bank, agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit in which investors accuse 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. Made public on Friday night, the settlement is the first in the nationwide litigation and resolved claims over JPMorgan's...

  • Final decisions are not imminent in the efforts to find successors to Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, who steps down March 1, and Richard Fisher of the Dallas Fed, who retires on March 19. James McAndrews, who heads up research at the neighboring New York Fed, was considered for the job in Philadelphia, where he once worked. Regular golfing partners,...

  • Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Ambro, based in Philadelphia, ruled late Friday that Revel has until 4 p.m. Tuesday to respond to the appeal from IDEA Boardwalk of a federal judge's decision. IDEA Boardwalk and other former Revel tenants asked U.S. District Court Judge Jerome Simandle to delay the sale but he denied the request Jan. 21, saying that...

  • DETROIT, Jan 30- The United Auto Workers union and Navistar International Corp have reached a tentative four-year contract agreement, the union said on Friday. Workers at Navistar, a vehicle and engine manufacturer, will now vote on whether to accept the terms of the contract, which were not released publicly. There are 1,800 UAW-represented Navistar workers in...

  • Jan 30- Shares of Spark Therapeutics Inc more than doubled in their debut, valuing the gene-therapy company at nearly $1.5 billion and underscoring investor's interest in the field that recently produced a million-dollar drug. The company's shares opened at $45.10 in their debut on Friday, nearly double their IPO price of $23, and soared to a high of $50 with...

  • 5 groups vying for Massachusetts' final casino license Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    BOSTON— The competition for Massachusetts' final casino license, reserved for the state's southeast region, is slowly coming into focus, as state regulators announced on Friday that Mass Gaming& Entertainment had met the application deadline. The company, an affiliate of Chicago- based Rush Street Gaming, joins New York- based KG Urban Enterprises, as potential...

  • CNB posts 4Q profit Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    CLEARFIELD, Pa. _ CNB Financial Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.7 million. The bank, based in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, said it had earnings of 47 cents per share. Keywords: CNB Financial, Earnings Report.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The state Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban. Questions about whose insurance would cover accidents have been among several dogging the non-traditional ride service, which at...

  • Consol tops 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    CANONSBURG, Pa.— Consol Energy Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $73.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Analysts expected $948 million, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up. Of that, $130 million would go to the NIH to fund the research cohort and $70 million to NIH's National Cancer...

  • PHILADELPHIA— President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other economic milestones. They need better messaging, not changes in policy, to win elections again, the Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The U.S. economy likely grew at a brisk clip in the fourth quarter as lower gasoline prices buoyed consumer spending, in a show of resilience despite a darkening global outlook. "The consumer did the heavy lifting and I don't think there is any reason to expect that to change in the first half of this year because of the enormous tailwind from lower...

  • Unisys posts 4Q profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    BLUE BELL, Pa. _ Unisys Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $61.8 million. The Blue Bell, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of $1.24 per share. Unisys shares have fallen 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as' sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. The White House rejects that criticism and hopes Obama can find common ground with lawmakers...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. This time, they're counting on Obama's rising popularity— and fading headlines on Ebola and terrorist beheadings— to help persuade voters they'd be better off with a Congress run by...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains in choppy trading Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:18 PM ET

    *Alibaba shares tumble after results, Yahoo follows. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday as oil futures pared their losses and strong job market data helped offset weak earnings reports from companies such as Alibaba and Qualcomm. Shares in Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group dropped 9 percent to $89.46 after revenue missed...

  • NEW YORK— Generic drugmaker Mylan said Thursday that its shareholders approved its purchase of an Abbott Laboratories business and its tax-reducing move to the Netherlands. As part of the purchase, Mylan will reorganize in the Netherlands as a company called Mylan NV, reducing its tax expenses. Mylan says Abbott will own 22 percent of Mylan NV but that it won't...

  • Labor board again accuses UPMC of anti-union tactics Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The National Labor Relations Board has again accused the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of engaging in anti-union tactics. The complaint was announced Thursday by the Service Employees International Union, which has been trying for years to unionize some 3,500 non-clinical employees. But Maryanne Williams, who works as a medical...

  • *Alibaba shares tumble after results, Yahoo follows. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which said earlier this week it will spin off its Alibaba stake, down 5.9 percent to $43.72. "Alibaba is growing more slowly than thought, and it's a stock a lot of people want to own," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.