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  • May 28- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will expand same-day delivery to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area under its Prime shipping service, which has been an engine of revenue growth for the online seller. Amazon offers same-day delivery to Prime members for $5.99 per order and non-members for $8.99 plus 99 cents per unit. The same-day delivery service is...

  • ABOARD THE EMPIRE BUILDER, May 28- Its passengers are mostly silver-haired retirees, oil-field workers and a few young families gazing out the windows of Amtrak's least-profitable and third-longest line, rumbling from Chicago through eight states and on to the American West Coast. A coach ticket between Spokane, Washington and Williston, capital of North...

  • May 26- Four regional Federal Reserve banks continued their unsuccessful efforts to convince the central bank to raise the rate it charges commercial banks for emergency loans, meeting minutes released on Tuesday showed. Ahead of the Fed's April 28-29 policy-setting meeting, directors of the Philadelphia, Kansas City, Cleveland and Dallas Fed banks asked...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent last month, while the so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, increased 0.3 percent, the largest gain since January 2013. "There is some conflicting information that is going on inside the marketplace that sort of belies what's...

  • U.S. Senate Democrats press for Amtrak funding increase Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    One day after an Amtrak train derailed on May 12 near Philadelphia, killing eight passengers, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee approved a $1.14 billion Amtrak budget, a $252 million cut from fiscal 2015.. "Philadelphia was preventable and it was predictable," Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said at a news conference.

  • NEW YORK, May 20- The dollar rose and U.S. The minutes, released ahead of a much anticipated speech on Friday by Fed Chair Janet Yellen, showed that many officials at the April 28-29 meeting believed it would be premature to raise rates in June. "They didn't give much tangible evidence that they were going to do anything different than what the market was already...

  • *Minutes in line with interest rate expectations. May 20- U.S. stocks ended marginally lower on Wednesday after Wall Street saw little in the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting to alter expectations of when the central bank will raise interest rates. "They didn't give much tangible evidence that they were going to do anything different than what...

  • May 20- U.S. stocks remained near flat on Wednesday as Wall Street saw little in the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting to change expectations of when the central bank will raise interest rates. "The comments were fairly innocuous," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. At 2:15 p.m., the Dow...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- Wall Street stocks rose on Monday to record highs on hopes the Federal Reserve will hold off raising interest rates, while the dollar rallied and Greek bond yields jumped on worries the nation will not be able to make its debt payments. Oil prices retreated, as supply worries triggered by advances by Islamic State militants in Iraq eased.

  • *Altera rallies on Intel M&A report. U.S. homebuilder sentiment fell in May although most builders view market conditions as favorable, the National Association of Home Builders said on Monday. "It's becoming more of the collective thought that the Fed can wait, because you really don't see any blistering growth," said Kurt Brunner, a portfolio manager at...

  • *Altera rallies on Intel M&A report. "It's becoming more of the collective thought that the Fed can wait because you really don't see any blistering growth," said Kurt Brunner, a portfolio manager at Swarthmore Group in Philadelphia. Apple's shares rose 1.39 percent to $130.57 after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said the stock was "still dramatically...

  • Amtrak resumes service on the Northeast corridor Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Amtrak resumes service on the Northeast corridor

    Following Tuesday's deadly derailment Amtrak resumed service Monday morning along the Northeast corridor.

  • Cramer: It was the thrill of my life! Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Cramer: It was the thrill of my life!

    CNBC's Jim Cramer talks about throwing out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies's game.

  • May 15- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday that Amtrak customers whose tickets were canceled because of Tuesday's train crash in Philadelphia can fly between New York and Boston or Washington for free on Delta's shuttle service for the next four days. The Atlanta- based airline is adding seats along the Eastern Seaboard in response to the crash by flying more...

  • *Yum Brands up after J.P. Morgan upgrade. *Netflix jumps after report of China entry. May 15- U.S. shares ended little changed on Friday, with the S&P 500 edging up to a record high for a second straight session after a ream of weak economic data.

  • *Yum Brands up after J.P. Morgan upgrade. *Netflix jumps after report of China entry. "With the markets treading, it's really reflecting what's happening in the general economy," said Warren West, principal at Greentree Brokerage Services in Philadelphia.

  • Crumbling railways put passengers at risk Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Decades of underinvestment in outmoded infrastructure have put millions of railroad passengers at risk.

  • May 14- Delta Air Lines Inc's refinery Monroe Energy has stopped importing crude oil from West Africa, the airline's Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said Thursday during a transportation conference that was webcast. The Philadelphia- area refinery instead takes its supply from U.S. and some Canadian sources, "dramatically" lowering its transportation...

  • Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit

    Investigators said an Amtrak train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit just before a fatal crash.

  • Amtrak train going twice the legal limit Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Amtrak train going twice the legal limit

    Chris Pollone, NBC News, reports the latest details on the Amtrak crash that left seven people dead and hundreds injured.