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  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after U.S. monthly employment data supported the perception that the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after U.S. monthly employment data supported the perception that the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • Fifth Third Bank announced Thursday it's selling the branches to First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Fifth Third Bank had announced plans in June to shutter or sell about 100 of its 1,300 branches nationwide because of a customer-shift toward electronic banking. First National Bank of Pennsylvania is a subsidiary of FNB Corp. and has been expanding its...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The mother of a University of Pennsylvania nursing student who allegedly purchased cyanide on Amazon.com and used it to take her own life is suing the Philadelphia school and online retailer. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports 20- year-old junior Arya Singh died on Feb. 8, 2013 after ingesting soluble cyanide crystals in her dorm room.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit— if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures. "Even if beer needs to be delivered by drone,@ McGillins will be open," tweeted the city's oldest bar, McGillin's Olde Ale House. Planned road closures...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part because of the fast-growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. Then comes Florida with 987,663; New Jersey with 478,439; Pennsylvania with 418,792, Massachusetts with 283,568;...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in another volatile session on Thursday while the euro fell 1 percent on a darkening euro zone outlook as investors grew cautious ahead of the closely watched U.S. monthly jobs report. Global stock markets rallied earlier following a pledge from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to beef up or...

  • *Exxon Mobil boosts S&P, Apple weighs. *Joy Global falls after slashing full-year forecast. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi hinted at additional stimulus measures for the euro zone, helping drive Wall Street's early gains.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while U.S. stocks pared sharp early gains to end barely higher as investors grew cautious ahead of Friday's August jobs report. Global stock markets rallied earlier in the session following a pledge from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to beef up or prolong the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- The euro fell 1 percent on Thursday on a darkening euro zone outlook, while U.S. stocks pared sharp early gains as investors grew cautious ahead of Friday's key jobs report. Stocks rallied earlier following European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's pledge to beef up or prolong the bank's economic stimulus if necessary.

  • PITTSBURGH— The former CEO of Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark Inc. is suing the company for $32 million, saying he was wrongfully fired because he refused to fire a female employee with whom he was having an affair. Kenneth Melani filed the lawsuit late Wednesday in Allegheny County. Melani argues in the lawsuit it would have amounted to...

  • ZURICH, Sept 3- A ship built by the CIA for a secret Cold War mission in 1974 to raise a sunken Soviet sub is heading to the scrap yard, a victim of the slide in oil prices. Christened the Hughes Glomar Explorer, after billionaire Howard Hughes was brought in on the CIA's deception, the 619- foot vessel eventually became part of the fleet of ships used by Swiss company...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said. Troy Wragg, 34, of Georgia; Amanda Knorr, 32, of Pennsylvania; and Wayde McKelvy,...

  • PITTSBURGH— The city of Pittsburgh's recent decision to pay $375,000 to settle legal claims brought by families of four people killed in flash flooding leaves Chrysler as the remaining defendant. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority also previously settled,...

  • PITTSBURGH— Alcoa is spending $60 million to expand its three-dimensional manufacturing capabilities at a technical center in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Alcoa announced the expansion at its Upper Burrell Township center on Thursday, along with the company's new Ampliforge process, which uses 3- D printers to design and produce parts, which are then finished...

  • PHILADELPHIA— After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view. "Everyone wants to see the pope, and we totally, totally get that," said...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- Metals company Alcoa Inc said on Thursday it will invest $60 million to expand its research and development center in Pennsylvania to explore ways to make 3 D printing viable on an industrial scale to produce parts for the aerospace, automotive and construction sectors. The move is part of New York- based Alcoa's strategy of investing in more...

  • Vishay posts 2Q profit Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    MALVERN, Pa. _ Vishay Precision Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $1.5 million. The Malvern, Pennsylvania- based company said it had net income of 11 cents per share. Keywords: Vishay Precision, Earnings Report.

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...