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  • Taylor Swift, Pharrell to perform at Jingle Ball Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Maroon 5 are among the acts set to perform at radio station Z100's Jingle Ball 2014 concert in New York City. Other performers announced Thursday for the Dec. 12 concert at Madison Square Garden include Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Meghan Trainor and Rixton. The national iHeartRadio...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. short- and intermediate-dated Treasuries yields fell Wednesday after traders viewed the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting as suggesting a continued accommodative stance on monetary policy. "That seems to be the new mantra from the more dovish members of the FOMC: that while, by some headline metrics, it might make sense...

  • Oct 6- Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Idaho, Georgia, Connecticut and Florida also ranked high on the list of increased givers. Utah residents gave the biggest...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • Oct 1- A former executive at GSI Commerce Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison for insider trading related to the 2011 takeover of the e-commerce company by online retailer eBay Inc..

  • HARRISBURG, Penn., Oct 1- A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday rejected the cash-strapped city of Scranton's bid to solve its municipal pension woes with a new commuter tax. Senior Judge John Braxton of Philadelphia, who heard the case in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, said the city could not impose a commuter tax unless it levied the same tax on residents.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. Treasuries yields fell on Thursday after a drop in U.S. stocks triggered safe-haven bids and reported comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi drove down rates in the euro zone, making U.S. yields more attractive.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stocks were sharply lower moving into the latter stages of trading on Thursday, weighed down by a drop in Apple shares, as each of the major indexes fell more than one percent and the S&P broke below a key support level.

  • Sept 22- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, whose vocal discomfort with the U.S. central bank's super-easy monetary policy marks him as one of its hawkish policymakers, will retire on March 1, 2015, the regional Fed bank said on Monday.

  • EXCLUSIVE-LAW FIRMS BINGHAM, MORGAN LEWIS, AGREE TO MERGE. Sept 20- Leaders of two of the United States' largest law firms, Boston- based Bingham McCutchen and Philadelphia's Morgan Lewis& Bockius, have agreed to merge, according to three people familiar with the matter.

  • Exodus hits U.S. law firm Bingham amid merger talks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Sept 17- Twenty-two partners have jumped ship en masse from Bingham McCutchen's marquee restructuring practice, raising questions about the fate of the law firm's closely watched merger talks with the larger Morgan Lewis& Bockius.

  • MALVERN, Pa., Sept 16- As U.S. investors race into Vanguard Group mutual and exchange-traded funds at breakneck speeds, the No. 1 mutual fund company's overseas operations have expanded at a comparative snail's pace.

  • District Judge Katherine Polk Failla dismissed a lawsuit by the New York Bankers Association, which said the law gave the city illegal power to regulate banks and conflicted with federal and state law.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept 8- Governor Chris Christie pushed past a sea of angry protesters on Monday to meet with business leaders and politicians on ways to save troubled Atlantic City, which has lost a quarter of its 12 casinos already this year.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower on Monday after a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq edged higher with Yahoo. Shares of Exxon Mobil fell 1.5 percent and Schlumberger's were down 2.1 percent, among the biggest drags on the S&P 500..

  • Coventry, whose chief executive is Philadelphia philanthropist Alan Buerger, is the "leader and creator" of the life settlement industry, according to its website.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- An American International Group Inc unit sued a company headed by Philadelphia philanthropist Alan Buerger, accusing it of a $150 million fraud involving life insurance policies sold by elderly individuals in exchange for a quick payment. Coventry is the "leader and creator" of the life settlement industry, according to its website.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- The U.S. economy expanded at a "moderate" pace across much of the nation in recent weeks, with the auto industry showing strong growth and banking conditions improving, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.