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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 425 rigs sought oil and 96 explored for natural gas this week. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia increased by one apiece. California, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Investigators with the Justice Department also are seeking information on how the company acquires and classifies its oil and gas properties. The company is in discussions with the Justice Department, the Postal Service and state agencies and continues to respond to subpoenas and demands, according to the annual filing. University of Central Oklahoma...

  • *Oil pulls back after rally on OPEC agreement to cut output. Brent crude prices fell as traders booked profits on a rally underpinned by an OPEC agreement to reduce output for the first time in eight years to address global oversupply. "Wall Street was right to worry about Deutsche Bank, but yesterday was a bit of an overreaction, and we're walking back a little bit...

  • *Apple powers S&P 500, Nasdaq. Sept 30- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, the last day of the third quarter, helped by gains in financials and technology stocks. The stock was hammered on Thursday on news that a number of hedge funds had pulled out collateral as the bank faces a $14 billion demand from U.S. authorities for misselling mortgage-backed securities.

  • NEW YORK— More sophisticated cameras. Those included a shooting in the makeup area of a Macy's store near Seattle, where five people died, as well as stabbings at a Minnesota mall where ten people were injured before a police officer shot the assailant. Justin Dye, 41, of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, said he has felt more on edge when he goes to his local mall.

  • NEW YORK— New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli is closing its flagship location on Dec. 31. Spokeswoman Cristyne Nicholas says owner Marian Harper "emotionally announced the news" to employees on Friday. Carnegie will still have locations in Las Vegas; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; New York's Madison Square Garden; and at the U.S.

  • *August core PCE up 0.2 pct. Sept 30- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Friday, the last trading day of the quarter, as oil prices pared losses and investors assessed a set of key economic data. Deutsche Bank's stock touched a record low on Friday on news that a number of hedge funds had pulled out collateral as the bank faces a $14 billion demand from U.S....

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa.— The peeps who make marshmallow Peeps are back at work. The union representing 400 striking workers at Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, says workers are returning Friday. Whatever the case, union president Hank McKay says the workers decided to return after recent progress on a new contract.

  • HOBOKEN, N.J.— A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy. People pulled chunks of...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia area's commuter rail service will resume a normal schedule Monday, three months after a third of its coaches were sidelined due to defects in their suspension systems. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said Thursday that more than 50 of the 120 cars sent to the repair shop will be available for service...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa.— The Pennsylvania company that makes marshmallow Peeps as well as Mike and Ike candies has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a worker's strike is illegal. Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local 6 workers walked off the job Sept. 7. Ron Baker, the union's strategic campaign coordinator, says the lawsuit is...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A university professor in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison on a conviction of defrauding NASA by letting graduate students and researchers do all the work on a $700,000 project. U.S. District Court Judge Harvey Bartle III also ordered Yujie Ding on Wednesday to pay a fine of $3,000 and restitution of $72,000.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay. Backers of the campaign say a penny-per-ounce tax is needed in San Francisco, Oakland and tiny Albany to curb consumption of...

  • PITTSBURGH— The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday. Trib Total Media will continue publishing two daily print editions for the suburbs, the Greensburg- based Westmoreland edition of the...

  • Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight. Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night that he "saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight." Donald Trump wants to know how many Christian conservatives are backing him in Iowa.

  • WASHINGTON— While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs— if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and other state gaming officials also had access to multiple years of his returns. Missouri officials are...

  • WASHINGTON— While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs— if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Pennsylvania gaming regulators were given at least five years' worth and eight boxes full of Trump's tax documents. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri,...

  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...

  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...

  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...