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  • US economic rebound slow to reach Philadelphia Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs, new census data show. Philadelphia posted the largest income drop among large metro areas outside the Sun Belt, a sign of its persistently weak job market.

  • Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.

  • Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.

  • Boeing's 'space taxi' includes seat for a tourist Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 17- Boeing Co's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.

  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. On Wednesday, Facebook declined to change its policy after meeting with drag queens and a member of the San Francisco board of supervisors.

  • How an IPO gets done, step by step Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering road show in Singapore Sept. 16, 2014.

    Alibaba's long-awaited IPO is finally around the corner, making this a good time to take a look at just how an IPO works.

  • Wells Fargo pays $290,000 in sex harassment case Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors. WASHINGTON— American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Nektar says FDA clears constipation drug Movantik Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC will market the drug, and it has also filed for regulatory approval in the European Union and Canada. The San Francisco company said Movantik will be available to patients in the first half of 2015. AstraZeneca will conduct a study to evaluate the drug's cardiovascular side effects. AstraZeneca stock fell 9 cents to $73.69.

  • *Frankfurt judge sets aside previous injunction. FRANKFURT, Sept 16- A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • German court lifts injunction banning Uber Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    BERLIN— A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country. The Frankfurt state court ruled Tuesday that the urgent measures taxi drivers won against their upstart rival last month weren't warranted.

  • PG&E officials leave posts over improper emails Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Emails showing California regulators and Pacific Gas& Electric Co. appearing to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases led the state's top regulator to remove himself from two PG&E cases and four senior officials on both sides to resign.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 16- The Frankfurt judge who issued an injunction against online taxi service Uber from operating a novel car-sharing service in Germany appeared ready to rebuff an appeal on Tuesday by the firm, which has argued it should not be subject to taxi rules.

  • Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY— Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

  • PG&E officials removed for improper communications Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Four senior officials with Pacific Gas& Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is prepared to raise the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 a share, from $60 to $66 previously, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Alibaba's executives are currently touring several major cities on the company's global roadshow.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- U.S. "There was a lot of anxiety last week about the Fed... and that had pushed yields up but at this point the market may have adequately priced in all that," said Robert Tipp, chief investment strategist at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark, New Jersey.

  • Twitch: Amazon's gaming move Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:32 PM ET

    Amazon wants to dominate a lot of different industries, from e-commerce to cloud services, and the company is now getting serious about video games.