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  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated the...

  • July 22- The board of the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co said on Friday it had reached an in-principle agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office that would avoid a legal row in exchange for reforms in how it is run. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, the trust's sole overseer, had threatened legal action to remove trustees...

  • July 22- The board of the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co is nearing a resolution with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office that would avoid a legal row in exchange for reforms on how it is run, people familiar with the matter said. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, the trust's sole overseer, had threatened legal action to remove...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 15, California was up by two and New Mexico gained one. Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • District Judge Cynthia Rufe in Philadelphia after a federal jury in February found him guilty on charges of securities fraud and making a false statement. He was also ordered to pay $77,000 in restitution, which his lawyer, Robert Welsh, said will be considered satisfied once Sudfeld pays $91,747 plus interest to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a...

  • SCRANTON, Pa. _ Peoples Financial Services Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $4.9 million. Peoples Financial Services shares have risen almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Peoples Financial Services, Earnings Report.

  • July 22- The Democratic Party is poised to adopt a policy platform at its convention next week that would prohibit bankers from serving on the boards of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional headquarters and would aim to make the U.S. central bank more diverse. The platform was approved by the party's committee earlier this month and its delegates are expected to...

  • Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, both Democrats, announced a deal Friday that also would phase out the estate tax and make other tax cuts. New Jersey's Senate president says he's confident a new proposal that boosts the state gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to fund transportation projects can get a veto-proof majority in both...

  • HONESDALE, Pa. _ Norwood Financial Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.9 million. Norwood Financial shares have declined nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Norwood Financial, Earnings Report.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. Nicole Lutkemuller, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Tahoma, California, said her two-bed room at the Marriott Hotel Philadelphia...

  • Annual increases in rent surpassed 9 percent in both the Seattle and Portland, Oregon areas, although it has moderated in markets such as San Francisco, where yearly price growth went from double-digit gains to 7.4 percent. Prices are rising above the national average in New York City and Los Angeles. But they've settled at less than 2 percent in Cincinnati and...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $2.7 million. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 4 cents per share. Keywords: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. independent refiners such as Valero Energy Corp and Phillips 66 look set to post another quarter of disappointing earnings, putting the industry on track for its worst year since the U.S. shale boom began in 2011.. High volumes of imports, combined with refiners switching to maximum gasoline output earlier than usual, resulted in...

  • Drawn from New York and Boston by good-paying jobs at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods resorts, Chinese and other Asian immigrants have been buying homes, raising families and growing their own food in what had once been largely white communities along Connecticut's Thames River. I can even fish, " Xu Song Mu, a 62- year-old former Mohegan Sun worker who moved from...

  • DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. _ DNB Financial Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.1 million. DNB Financial shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: DNB Financial, Earnings Report.

  • JERSEY SHORE, Pa. _ Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $3.4 million. The Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania- based bank said it had earnings of 72 cents per share. The holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank posted revenue of $13.5 million in the period.

  • BRYN MAWR, Pa. _ Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $8.9 million. Bryn Mawr Bank shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bryn Mawr Bank, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— May 15, 1940: Roger Ailes born in Warren, Ohio. 1970 s: Produces television programs and plays including "The Hot l Baltimore," which opens off- Broadway in New York in 1973 and runs for three years. 1989-91: Manages the unsuccessful first campaign by Rudolph Giuliani for mayor of New York, and the unsuccessful campaign of Jim Courter for governor of New Jersey.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Comcast Corp, the No. 1 U.S. cable company, said on Thursday it will introduce prepaid TV and internet services to attract customers whose credit ratings do not quality them for postpaid services. The service will roll out later this year in Illinois, Michigan, Georgia, Florida and Indiana, and will extend to the entire country by the end of 2017,...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. "Sanitary napkins and tampons are simply not a luxury item; they're an everyday need," said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women-New York City. " Canada and states including Massachusetts,...