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  • NORRISTOWN, Pa.— A business owner on Philadelphia's historic Jewelers Row was charged on Friday with fencing jewelry and other items stolen from luxury homes in the suburbs. A burglary ring pilfered more than $1.5 million worth of expensive watches, jewelry, money and high-end purses in 15 thefts between August 2015 and July 2016, the Montgomery County district...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc has hired the man behind Google search to work closely with Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program. Amit Singhal announced on his personal blog on Friday that he will join Uber after 15 years at Alphabet Inc, where he led Google's search division.

  • Texas jumped by 17 rigs, Oklahoma increased by seven, North Dakota was up three and Ohio two. New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia increased one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired the man behind Google search to work closely with Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program. It launched a second fleet in San Francisco last month, but a feud with California regulators over Uber's failure to obtain proper permitting...

  • PITTSBURGH— Two Pennsylvania cheese businesses are being punished for selling grated Swiss and mozzarella cheeses that were mislabeled and fraudulently represented as Parmesan and Romano instead. Attorney Soo Song said Friday the companies packaged and sold cheese under various labels at the Castle Cheese facility in Slippery Rock.

  • PITTSBURGH— The Latest on a two-day sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller:. The bankruptcy fraud sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has begun before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to appear in Pittsburgh federal court Friday for the start of her sentencing...

  • PITTSBURGH— A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud. Attorney Gregory Melucci called witnesses to buttress his contention that the reality TV show star tried to avoid repaying hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt by hiding about $775,000 in income from a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of defects in a Tesla Motors Inc car involved in the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, on his Twitter account, praised the decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...

  • BRYN MAWR, Pa. _ Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania-based bank said it had earnings of 55 cents per share. Bryn Mawr Bank shares have fallen 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • YORK, Pa. _ Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.8 million. The bank, based in York, Pennsylvania, said it had earnings of 46 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $13.1 million, or $1.55 per share.

  • Kenneth Lonergan's " Manchester by the Sea," which Amazon plunked down $10 million for at the Sundance Film Festival last year, is widely expected to be among the leading contenders at the Academy Awards. It will be a triumphant moment for the nascent Amazon Studios, which acquired its first original film in 2015 but has, following in Netflix's footsteps, quickly...

  • **Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. **FirstEnergy Corp said on Thursday it would sell four gas-generating plants in Pennsylvania and portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to a...

  • **Insurance broker Aon Plc is in advanced talks to sell its employee benefits outsourcing unit to buyout firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC for nearly $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. **FirstEnergy Corp said on Thursday it would sell four gas-generating plants in Pennsylvania and portion of a Virginia hydroelectric power station to a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. regulators has found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday it will not...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. regulators said on Thursday they found no evidence of any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided with a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, the first fatality involving semi-autonomous driving software. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- U.S. Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia area also grew faster than expected in January, the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia said. "This morning we had some economic news which came out stronger than anticipated," said Gary Pollack, head of fixed-income trading at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York.

  • PITTSBURGH _ PPG Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $344 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.18 per share. PPG Industries shares have risen 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 1.5 percent.

  • WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— A hospital system that covers much of rural Pennsylvania has announced plans to hire more than 150 new nurses. Geisinger Health System said Tuesday that positions are available in clinical and office locations in the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton region for experienced nurses and new graduates. The network has 12 hospitals in 45 Pennsylvania...

  • Kaper says that Amazon will harness the city's local tech talent as they recruit software engineers and research scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. The company already has a familiar history with Carnegie Mellon. Amazon bought a machine translation company started by two Carnegie Mellon professors in 2015..

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos. Mondelez International Inc. said Wednesday it was selling Vegemite and other Australian and New Zealand grocery products to Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million. Deerfield, Illinois- based...