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  • 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...

  • Citizens posts 1Q profit Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Citizens Holding Co. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.6 million. The Philadelphia- based bank said it had earnings of 33 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • April 17- A large study of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's Opdivo treatment has been halted after proving the drug is effective against the most common form of lung cancer, the company said, positioning the medicine for far wider use than its already approved lung cancer and melanoma indications. AstraZeneca Plc, Pfizer Inc and other drugmakers are developing their...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A worker is dead after an 80- foot fall at a construction site in Philadelphia. City police told WPVI-TV that the accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of Chestnut Street. They say he was pronounced dead at Presbyterian Hospital.

  • At a Glance: Internet TV options Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    Next-day access to shows for $2 or $3 an episode. Live offering: Local stations in 14 markets with CBS- owned stations. Monthly price: Starts at $20.

  • Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— GlaxoSmithKline is recalling remaining doses of a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because of effectiveness problems. But Glaxo said in a letter it "cannot rule out potential suboptimal protection" in people who received the vaccine in early January or later. More than 99 percent of the vaccines were distributed in 2014, before the product began...

  • WASHINGTON— An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation. There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just...

  • Crown tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Crown Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $44 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.08 billion.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A candidate who received the largest single campaign contribution reported so far in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court race said Thursday that the $500,000 will make him competitive in the May 19 Republican primary. Adams County Judge Mike George said Thursday that the donor, businessman Gary Lowenthal, is an old friend who wanted to help George...

  • WASHINGTON— Factories in the Philadelphia region got a bit busier in April compared to March. But the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says production and shipments are still at low levels. The Philadelphia Fed's index of regional factory activity ticked up to 7.5 this month from 5 in March.

  • Audit finds wide mismanagement at Philadelphia VA Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Unreasonable workloads and poor leadership at the Veterans Affairs facility in Philadelphia have led to mismanagement and delays in handling veterans' disability and pensions claims, according to a government audit released Wednesday. In a blistering 79- page report, the VA's inspector general cites a litany of problems, all part of a rush to...

  • Court: Wal-Mart can exclude gun sales proposal from proxy Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    DOVER, Del.— A federal appeals court has ruled that Wal-Mart can exclude from its 2015 proxy statement a shareholder's proposal to review the sale of some guns. The appeals court in Philadelphia on Tuesday reversed a 2014 ruling ordering Wal-Mart to include the proposal from Trinity Wall Street Church in New York. The Episcopal parish wants shareholders to vote...

  • April 14- A federal appeals court on Tuesday said Wal-Mart Stores Inc will not be required to let shareholders vote at its annual meeting on a proposal to force tighter oversight of its sale of high-capacity guns. The proposal by Trinity Church, a historic church in downtown Manhattan, would have required Wal-Mart's board to more closely examine the sale of...

  • House GOP property tax cut sponsor outlines proposal Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    Tom Wolf's property-tax relief plan outlined the details Tuesday and said the GOP blueprint would provide a straightforward shift of nearly $5 billion to slash local tax bills. Stan Saylor told the House Finance Committee. Saylor proposes increasing the state personal income and sales taxes, as well as using $600 million in expected gaming revenue, to...

  • Pep Boys reports 4Q loss Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Pep Boys-Manny Moe& Jack on Monday reported a loss of $26.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Philadelphia- based company said it had a loss of 50 cents per share. Pep Boys shares have declined 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PHILADELPHIA, April 12- When Justin Becker moved into a new home in south Philadelphia, he set the TV and video games in the unfinished basement, leaving his three children free to go down and watch when they wanted. The board games stayed upstairs in the living room. Hasbro Inc, maker of old standbys like Monopoly and Risk, says that revenue for its line of games...

  • DETROIT— Fourteen months after General Motors started recalling more than 2 million small cars with faulty ignition switches worldwide, the company says it has repaired about 70 percent of the vehicles that are still on the road. The average completion rate 1 1/ 2 years after a recall begins is 75 percent, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Pittsburgh's bike sharing system to launch next month Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    There will also be options for unlimited 30- minute rides for $12 for per month and unlimited hour-long rides for $20 per month. Pittsburgh Bike Share is being funded through a $1.9 million Federal Highway Administration grant and sponsorship from local companies and organizations. Bike-sharing operations have popped up in other cities, including New York...

  • Wolf's announcement that he is nominating Tim Reese, a venture capitalist from the Philadelphia suburb of Glenside, comes two months after Treasurer Rob McCord revealed he was resigning and pleading guilty to federal extortion charges. If confirmed by the state Senate, Reese would become the first African-American to serve as Pennsylvania treasurer,...