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  • Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax increases.

  • Firm to get $260M in aid to build plant in Camden Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey officials on Thursday approved tax incentives worth $260 million over 10 years for a company to bring 395 jobs— many of them in manufacturing— to Camden, a city in dire need of employment options.

  • Cleanup from deadly storm starts in Eastern states Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.— Residents in a number of Eastern states were cleaning up Wednesday, a day after being hit by severe storms, including a tornado in central New York that killed four and left survivors to pick through the debris from homes battered by winds of at least 100 mph.

  • *Alcoa to report after market close, revenue seen down. NEW YORK, July 8- U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session in their biggest one-day drop in almost two months as investors pulled back ahead of the start of corporate earnings season.

  • Budget bill passes, but Philly schools in limbo Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    The Senate narrowly passed a key budget-related bill, 26-22, that is a companion to the $29.1 billion spending plan that is sitting on Gov.

  • 'Kinky Boots' star prepares for high-kicking tour Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man— but staying in 6- inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into Billy Porter's formidable high heels as the star of the first national tour of "Kinky Boots," which kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 4.

  • Wide-ranging budget bill could end up in court Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    "An omnibus fiscal code bill is not something that is per se unconstitutional," said Drew Crompton, the chief counsel for Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R- Jefferson. "Ultimately, it will be up to a court to decide, if someone wants to press the issue," said Bill Patton, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D- Allegheny.

  • Ex-mob boss' son convicted in looting of company Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— The son of a former Philadelphia mob boss and another reputed mob associate were convicted Thursday of federal fraud charges for taking over a Texas- based mortgage company and then plundering its assets to buy homes, luxury cars, a plane and a yacht.

  • Democrats to visit potential 2016 convention sites Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    The DNC said it will visit Birmingham, Alabama, on July 21-22; Cleveland on Aug. 4-5; Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 6-7; New York on Aug. 11-12; Philadelphia on Aug. 13-14; and Phoenix on Sept. 10-11. Republicans have two finalists for its convention: Dallas and Cleveland.

  • Small business owners learn recession lessons Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    NEW YORK— For some small business owners, the Great Recession turned out to be a lesson in how to run their companies better. But there were 337,303 fewer companies with under 499 employees in 2011 than there were before the recession began, according to the Census Bureau.

  • Destination Maternity: Mothercare nixes proposals Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Destination Maternity says the U.K.' s Mothercare has rejected two proposals to combine the businesses. Destination Maternity said that Mothercare has refused to discuss the proposals and that it continues to evaluate its options on a potential combination.

  • Two other major French banks, Credit Agricole and Societe Generale, Germany's Deutsche Bank AG, and Banamex USA, the U.S. arm of Citigroup Inc's Mexican banking group Banamex, are among those being investigated for possible money laundering or sanctions violations, according to people familiar with the matter and public disclosures.

  • AP staff win awards for tornado, shooting stories Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Coverage of a devastating Oklahoma tornado won an award for deadline reporting and a story on the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings won one for feature writing from the Associated Press Media Editors for journalism excellence by AP staffers.

  • Two other major French banks, Credit Agricole and Societe Generale, Germany's Deutsche Bank AG, and Citigroup Inc's Banamex unit in Mexico are among those being investigated for possible money laundering or sanctions violations, according to people familiar with the matter and public disclosures.

  • Two other major French banks, Credit Agricole and Societe Generale, Germany's Deutsche Bank AG, and Citigroup Inc's Banamex unit in Mexico are among those being investigated for possible money laundering or sanctions violations, according to people familiar with the matter and public disclosures.

  • Fee ruling unlikely to affect Pennsylvania workers Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    Supreme Court ruling that Illinois home health care workers cannot be required to pay union fees that help cover the cost of collective bargaining is unlikely to affect their Pennsylvania counterparts, two union leaders said Monday.

  • Pension bill tied to aid for Philadelphia schools Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Approval for a cigarette tax increase in Philadelphia was being held up in the Pennsylvania Legislature on Sunday by Republicans who were trying to scrape up enough support to pass legislation backed by Gov.

  • *DuPont drops after outlook cut. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stocks ended modestly higher on Friday, led by technology shares, though downbeat second-quarter and full-year forecasts from DuPont Co kept a lid on gains.

  • NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stocks erased early losses to close up on Friday but still finished the week lower on mixed economic data, while European equities had their first weekly drop since April on worries over Iraq and Ukraine.

  • *DuPont drops after outlook cut. NEW YORK, June 27- U.S. stocks ended modestly higher on Friday, led by technology shares, though a downbeat second-quarter forecast from DuPont Co kept a lid on gains.