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  • Data from the six main TV and cable news networks showed some 25.8 million Americans watched Monday evening's 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. hour when first lady Michelle Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders were among the key speakers in Philadelphia. That is about 2.8 million more TV eyes than for the first night of the Republican convention last week, when White House...

  • July 26- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Tuesday that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. Williams said he hopes that an updated treaty would help foster stronger worker unions in Mexico, where many...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— A new audit shows that the state Department of Health is not effectively enforcing nursing home staffing levels, Pennsylvania's fiscal watchdog said Tuesday. "In some cases, we also found that when completed its staffing reviews, insufficient documentation was obtained to support the analysis, leaving us guessing as to how the facility...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said he aimed to convene a new round of Syria peace talks toward the end of August, quietly scrapping a previous Aug. 1 deadline while keeping some...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Hillary Clinton becomes first woman to win convention votes needed to claim presidential nomination of major US party.

  • MARIETTA, Pa. _ Donegal Group Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $8.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Marietta, Pennsylvania- based company said it had net income of 32 cents. Keywords: Donegal Group, Earnings Report.

  • MALVERN, Pa. _ Liberty Property Trust on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 64 cents per share. Liberty Property expects full-year funds from operations to be $2.30 to $2.40 per share.

  • PITTSBURGH _ Allegheny Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $18.8 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 39 cents per share. Allegheny Technologies shares have risen 34 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6...

  • CANONSBURG, Pa.— Despite continued weakness for energy prices, Consol Energy reported narrowing losses in the second quarter and said Tuesday that it would put two drill rigs located in the shale plays of the Northeast back into action this year. Consol lost $469.8 million, or $2.05 per share, compared with $603.3 million, or $2.64 for the same period in 2015.

  • COLMAR, Pa. _ Dorman Products Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $26 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Dorman Products shares have climbed 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Now, the head of Turkey's second army, responsible for its borders with Syria and Iraq, is in prison in Duzce, some 216 km east of Istanbul, the most senior serving general arrested for suspected involvement in a failed military coup. But it exposed and exacerbated divisions within the second largest military in the NATO alliance, raising questions about its...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $48.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 34 cents per share. Axalta Coating Systems shares have risen 7 percent since the beginning of...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria. Kerry has defended the proposal despite deep skepticism among top American military and intelligence officials, including Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and chairman of the...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met on Tuesday to discuss a U.S. proposal for closer military cooperation on Syria. They met on the sidelines of a meeting of Southeast Asian nations in Laos, the second time they have met this month to discuss the Syria plan, which would see Washington and Moscow share intelligence to...

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000- mile journey that began more than a year ago. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and...

  • Bernie Sanders put Democrats on notice Monday that he's not just hoping to influence Washington's agenda under the next president— he's got his eye on this fall's "lame duck" session of Congress. Sanders is concerned that President Barack Obama may try to get legislators to approve the TPP in the congressional session that takes place after the November...

  • PITTSBURGH _ HFF Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $15.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Pittsburgh- based company said it had net income of 41 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Clinton's campaign, citing a cybersecurity firm hired to investigate the leak, blamed Russia for hacking the party's computers and suggested the goal was to benefit Donald Trump's campaign. Trump dismissed that idea as laughable, tweeting: "The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails." Michael Buratowski, a cyber analyst with the firm...