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  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower as Apple, Celgene weigh Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Apple and Celgene weigh on Nasdaq, S&P 500. April 30- Wall Street opened lower on Thursday as Apple weighed on the major indexes and Celgene led a fall in biotech stocks, more than offsetting encouraging economic data. The company limited availability of the Apple Watch after a key component supplied by a Chinese company was found to be defective, according to the...

  • *Colgate, BorgWarner cite strong dollar. "I think we're going to see cleaner data come out in the second quarter and with the jobless claims being at their lowest levels in 15 years, that certainly points towards a strengthening labor market which has been a clear focus point of the Fed," said Mark Luschini, chief market strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in...

  • Crown Castle to buy Quanta Fiber Networks for 1 bln Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    April 30- Wireless infrastructure provider Crown Castle International Corp said it would buy Quanta Fiber Networks Inc for $1 billion to expand its presence in top U.S. metropolitan markets. Quanta Fiber, a subsidiary of Quanta Services Inc, owns or has rights to nearly 10,000 miles of fiber across the United States in markets such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia,...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- A night of arson and looting in Baltimore has shaken the confidence of people running businesses beyond the areas hardest hit. While Baltimore's unemployment rate is higher than the national average and it is lagging in per capita income, the city government's budget is stable, it has a diverse business sector, elite universities and medical...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 12 Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation Deputy Director Mark van der Weide testifies on insurance regulation before the House Financial Services subcommittee on housing and insurance- 1400 GMT. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets speaks on "What to Expect from the Next U.S.- China...

  • *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,...

  • *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.

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

  • 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 real estate snapshot   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:23 PM ET
    Philadelphia real estate snapshot

    Power House takes a look at Philadelphia real estate. Mike McCann of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has the details.

  • Philly housing lifted by grads who stick around Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    Skyline of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Graduates from the plethora of Philadelphia colleges could boost a reviving housing market in the city.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • And the best restroom in America is... Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    Restroom service company Cintas is hosting an "America's Best Restroom" contest, reports Today.com

  • March 31- Comcast Corp Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis will leave his position to head a new investment arm with up to $4.1 billion to invest in growth-oriented companies, Comcast said on Tuesday. Philadelphia- based Comcast, which already has a venture capital arm through Comcast Ventures, said the new company would begin operations in 2015 or early...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. "We are also getting a little bit of safe-haven buying on the margin," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Uncertainty over the talks in Switzerland on hammering out a nuclear deal between Iran and global powers was also driving some bids for Treasuries, according to Vishal Khanduja,...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. "We are also getting a little bit of safe-haven buying on the margin," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Anxieties in Europe over Greece's finances were keeping the euro on track for its biggest losing quarter since the currency's introduction as central bankers in the region buy...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stocks retreated on Tuesday from the previous session's rally, though major indexes were headed for a positive first quarter, while the euro was on track for its biggest quarterly fall as worries about Greece kept the currency under pressure. The European Central Bank's one-trillion-euro economic stimulus program, launched this month,...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. stock fell on Tuesday in a modest retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, though major indexes remained on track for a positive first quarter and the S&P 500 was set for its ninth straight quarterly rise. Energy shares will be in focus as crude oil fell 1.4 percent to $48 per barrel, sending the S&P Energy index down 1 percent and Exxon...