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  • Sarkar named AP's deputy editor for east region Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Pia Sarkar, a veteran reporter, editor and newsroom leader, has been named deputy editor for the east for The Associated Press, charged with helping to oversee news coverage in 10 states. The appointment was announced Monday by Karen Testa, editor for the news cooperative's east region, which includes New England, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and...

  • Tom Wolf's sprawling package of tax changes he is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week. Residents at $100,000 in annual income or above would pay nearly half of the $4.6 billion net increase, while residents who earn below $100,000 in annual income...

  • NEW YORK— What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? The Justice Department said that Comcast dropped its bid because of regulators' concerns that the Philadelphia- based cable giant would become an "unavoidable gatekeeper" for Internet services. One of the concerns consumer advocates and competitors had with the Comcast deal was that it...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A top official at an ironworkers' union was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison in what federal prosecutors say was a campaign of violence and intimidation to coerce building contractors into hiring his workers over non-union competition. Edward Sweeney, a former business agent of Ironworkers Local 401, received the sentence after...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Hundreds of students who received acceptance letters from Drexel University in Philadelphia are now being told they were sent by mistake. WTXF-TV reports Drexel University mailed the letters to nearly 500 people who had already been denied admission or had incomplete applications. This isn't the first time Drexel has gotten applicants'...

  • Beneficial Mutual posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:51 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $5.3 million. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 7 cents per share. Keywords: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities. Separately, the office of the VA inspector...

  • *ECB may reduce collateral value for Greek banks- Bloomberg. Treasuries prices were little changed on Tuesday, steadying after the prior day's losses, as worries about Greek banks' access to cash were offset Staff at the European Central Bank have prepared a plan to reduce further the value it assigns to securities Greek banks use to get emergency funding,...

  • Philadelphia Gas Works urged to replace aging pipelines Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    The utility also owns more than half of Pennsylvania's high-risk gas pipelines, the utility commission said. Three-fourths of PGW's high-risk pipelines in service— about 1,500 miles— are cast iron, the fourth-highest amount of any utility in the nation and about half of Pennsylvania's cast iron, it said. Its pipelines sprang more than double the number of...

  • Biden visits Philadelphia to highlight energy plan Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:37 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The White House on Tuesday released a long-term energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe, clean energy. Vice President Joe Biden in a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday called the nation's infrastructure "incredibly outdated" and said it must be fixed to...

  • *Hasbro reports surprise revenue rise, shares jump. *Royal Caribbean falls as strong dollar hurts onboard spending. Other corporations expected to report earnings this week include major technology names Facebook, Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Amazon.com.

  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • NJ Transit proposes fare hikes, service cuts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    Among the increases would be a 75- cent hike for a one-way ride from Metropark to New York, which currently costs $10. Shorter rides, such as from Clifton to Hoboken, Cranford to Newark and Brick Church to Summit, would rise 25 cents. One-way fares between Trenton and New York, the two endpoints of the Northeast Corridor Line, would rise $1.25 to $16.75, an 8 percent...

  • *Hasbro reports surprise revenue rise, shares jump. Royal Caribbean falls as strong dollar hurts onboard spending. *IBM to report after the bell.

  • Republic First posts 1Q profit Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Republic First Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported net income of $528,000 in its first quarter. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Cramer says 'I Booyah' to real estate broker Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    Lisa Cadette Detwiler and Jim Cramer were married Saturday evening at the Liberty Warehouse, an event space in Brooklyn.

    Lisa Cadette Detwiler and CNBC host Jim Cramer were married Saturday evening at the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Giving patients with advanced melanoma two Bristol-Myers drugs that work differently held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one, though the combination's considerable increase in serious side effects raises concerns about how much patients can endure. In the midstage study, presented Monday at the American Association for...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck& Co.' s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia. One study, comparing Keytruda to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.' s Yervoy, could give Merck...

  • Officials in the Pocono Mountains want to bring a shuttered performing arts center back to life, seeing potential in a 12- year-old venue built with $15 million in state tax money that critics have long regarded as a mismanaged white elephant. The Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts in Pike County struggled almost immediately after opening in 2003...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A U.S. appeals court Friday overturned a jury verdict and awarded a Philadelphia family the rights to 10 rare gold coins that could fetch $80 million. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. Her sons, entertainment lawyer Roy Langbord of New York City and David Langbord of Virginia...