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  • Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory says on its Facebook page that the problem had been solved and the store "is open now forever.

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER PHILADELPHIA FED DATA Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER PHILADELPHIA FED DATA.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. "There is follow-through from yesterday, there was significant selling in the middle of the curve," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York.

  • Philadelphia chocolate store closed over tax spat Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— A popular Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store has been shuttered by the city days before Easter. WPVI-TV said Wednesday the Department of Revenue revoked the business license of the Blasius Chocolate Factory in the city's Kensington neighborhood.

  • *Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. Better-then-expected growth in China, the world's largest economy, and a rally in Yahoo shares helped stocks rise for a third straight session.

  • U.S. economic activity increased in most regions -Fed Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. economic activity picked up in recent weeks as a weather-related drag lifted, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. Chicago reported that growth had picked up, while New York and Philadelphia said activity had rebounded from slowdowns related to severe weather earlier in the year.

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise on Chinese growth, rising stocks Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    *Prices fall as China growth beats expectations, stocks rise. China, the world's second-largest economy, grew 7.4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. "That momentarily took the air out of that move," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • *Prices gain as Ukraine tensions spark safety buying. Treasury debt prices gained on Tuesday as rising tensions in Ukraine sparked a safety bid for U.S. bonds, and a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum.

  • Treasuries prices were steady on Tuesday after a weak manufacturing survey for New York state pointed to sluggish economic momentum, and as consumer price pressures remained benign.

  • WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania, April 15- The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.

  • Geithner book tour to include Bernanke, Paulson Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Crown Publishers announced Monday that the two-week tour will begin in New York on May 14, two days after "Stress Test" is released. Geithner will be joined by CNBC's Jim Cramer on May 14, by Bernanke in Washington on May 22 and by Paulson in Chicago on May 28. Other stops will include Philadelphia, Seattle, Miami and San Francisco.

  • Visions of 1964 World's Fair didn't all come true Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions, some that turned out to be right on the money and others that, perhaps thankfully, were way off the mark.

  • Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Andrew Auernheimer, who was living in Arkansas at the time, should not have been indicted in New Jersey, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found.

  • PHILADELPHIA, April 10- A Philadelphia judge on Thursday set aside most of an arbitration ruling that could have cost the state of Pennsylvania some $180 million from a landmark 1998 settlement with the nation's tobacco companies.

  • Guid can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— A Delaware judge says the union representing hundreds of workers for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers can participate in the dissolution of their ownership group. The company is being dissolved as its owners fight over control of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philly.com website.

  • ROCHESTER, Minn./ PHILADELPHIA, April 8- The Federal Reserve needs to be more specific about what economic conditions would prompt it to raise interest rates from current rock-bottom levels, a pair of top Fed officials normally at loggerheads on policy said on Tuesday.

  • Union: No SEPTA strike in immediate future Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The head of the union representing Philadelphia bus, subway and trolley operators said Tuesday that a strike is not imminent, but he noted that stalled contract talks would not resume until transit officials provided key financial information.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 22 Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks before the "Enhancing Prudential Standards in Financial Regulations" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia- 1845 GMT.

  • A look at pension problems in major US cities Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    CHICAGO: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pitched a plan to cut the city's nearly $20 billion pension shortfall in half by reducing benefits and hiking property taxes. PHILADELPHIA: The city's unfunded pension liability was $5.3 billion as of July.

  • Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    CHICAGO— Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics— the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process.

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