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  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Penn State intends to hold accountable the fraternity members who used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post "appalling, offensive" photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out, a university official said. A Penn State administrator called the allegations a violation of the standards and values required...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A Penn State University fraternity was suspended for a year Tuesday after police began investigating allegations that members used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out. The fraternity's national executive director, Joe Rosenberg, told the Penn State...

  • March 16- McDonald's Corp restaurant workers from 19 U.S. cities complained to regulators on Monday that their working conditions are hazardous and have led to severe burns from hot grills and fryer oil. McDonald's workers, who already have claimed that they have been subjected to wage theft, racial discrimination and retaliation for attempting to unionize,...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The U.S. dollar weakened broadly on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting on worries that the central bank could become more cautious about raising interest rates, while Wall Street stocks rose as the greenback's fall eased worries about its effect on corporate profits. The euro rose 0.7 percent $1.0569, after marking its...

  • PHILADELPHIA— An oil train derailment in Philadelphia last year had the potential for disaster. "What we can't do is wait for the day something terrible happens to act," the Pennsylvania Democrat said at a news conference at Philadelphia's City Hall. Four oil trains have derailed in Pennsylvania in the last 15 months— the January 2014 incident on the bridge and...

  • La Salle University says a man in his 20 s fled after stabbing the Jack and Jill Ice Cream employee in the shoulder as he washed his hands at around 2 p.m. Monday. La Salle sent a text alert to students advising them to shelter in place. The suspect was described as a man in his 20 s wearing a blue La Salle sweatshirt.

  • PHILADELPHIA, March 16- A U.S. senator from Pennsylvania on Monday called for measures to provide resources and training to first responders who handle crude oil train derailments. Under the legislative proposal, a task force on derailments would be created under the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make recommendations to the U.S. Congress for...

  • March 16- McDonald's restaurant workers from 19 U.S. cities said on Monday they have filed 28 health and safety complaints with federal and state regulators, alleging hazardous working conditions that led to severe burns from hot grills and fryer oil. McDonald's workers, who have also claimed they have been subjected to wage theft, racial discrimination and...

  • Thanks in part to two foundations' $1 million investment being announced Monday, the project— which got its inspiration from New York's High Line— is moving closer to groundbreaking. The funds are part of $11 million the John S. and James L. Knight and William Penn foundations are putting toward five Philadelphia projects as part of an initiative led by the city's...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- Corporate America's profit engine may be running out of steam. This year's U.S. profit estimates have fallen sharply in recent months to a mere 1.7 percent growth, Thomson Reuters data shows, as analysts cut already gloomy forecasts for energy company earnings and the dollar keeps climbing, hurting U.S. exporters, including multinationals.

  • March 9- Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as comparable sales rose for the first time in a year, helped by a recovery at the company's namesake brand and strong demand for its Free People line of clothes. Total comparable sales rose 6 percent in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, with same-store sales...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks retreated on Friday, with the S&P 500 index poised for its second straight weekly drop, after a strong monthly jobs report fueled expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. "There's speculation we're going to see an increase in rates earlier than anticipated," Jim Herrick, director of equity trading at R.W.

  • *Feb U.S. payrolls growth tops expectations. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks retreated on Friday, with the S&P 500 index poised for its second straight weekly drop, as a strong monthly jobs report fueled expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year, possibly sooner than anticipated. But relatively light volume on Friday suggested a...

  • *Apple to replace AT&T in Dow Industrials. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for a second week of declines, as a strong monthly jobs report heightened expectations the U.S. So this much stronger-than-expected number could push that date up, "said Tracie McMillion, head of asset allocation at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in...

  • *Actavis launches $21 bln bond deal. *Exxon Mobil to sell $7 bln in debt. Pharmaceutical company Actavis Plc launched a $21 billion corporate bond deal, the second-largest on record according to Thomson Reuters unit IFR.

  • *Nasdaq passes 5,000 as Wall Street extends winning streak. Wall Street kicked off March on a high note after a stellar February, when the benchmark S&P 500 Index registered its best monthly gain since October 2011. This bull market still has some room to go, "said Jason Pride, director of investment strategy at Glenmede in Philadelphia.

  • March 2- The Philadelphia branch of the Federal Reserve on Monday named Patrick Harker, head of the University of Delaware, as its president and newest U.S. monetary policymaker. Harker, 56, begins July 1 and succeeds Charles Plosser, who retired on Sunday. A relatively unknown name on the national economic scene, Harker currently sits as a director on the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- The S&P 500 posted its best monthly gain since October 2011 on Friday, but U.S. stocks ended lower for the day as U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 gained 5.5 percent for the month, while the Nasdaq rose 7.1 percent, its best monthly performance since January 2012. That maybe set a tone for...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks edged down late in Friday's session on the last trading day of February, led by technology stocks, but oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. European shares broke multi-year records ahead of the European Central Bank's planned moves to stimulate growth. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- U.S. stocks dipped Friday afternoon as data showed U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter, though the Dow and S&P 500 were on track for their best monthly performance since October 2011. "That maybe set a tone for the market that wasn't wildly ebullient," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist...