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  • ORWIGSBURG, Pa.— A Pennsylvania ice cream maker is courting Harry Potter fans with a new flavor based on Hogwarts' favorite drink, "butterbeer." Yuengling's Ice Cream notes that J.K. Rowling once described butterbeer as tasting "a little bit like less sickly butterscotch. The ice cream company began as an offshoot of the well-known Pennsylvania brewery during the...

  • A prominent Republican moderate from Pennsylvania says he'll be voting against the GOP health care bill expected to go to the House floor Thursday. Charlie Dent, whose district spans counties north and west of Philadelphia, said in a statement Wednesday night that the GOP's American Health Care Act "will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • The White House seemed to make progress after GOP opposition had snowballed a day before a showdown House roll call. The sessions came as leaders rummaged for votes on a roll call they can ill afford to lose without diminishing their clout for the rest of the GOP agenda. Most GOP opponents were conservatives asserting that the legislation demolishing former...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • WASHINGTON— As FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat, being grilled on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the White House was busy trolling him on Twitter. The episode resulted in a real-time fact-checking of President Donald Trump by the FBI director— an unprecedented moment that put a sharp focus on a pattern of misstatements and...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Pepsi is pulling 2- liter bottles and 12- packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city's new tax on sweetened drinks. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney's office says the industry was trending toward smaller sizes well before the tax passed. Earlier this month, Purchase, New York- based PepsiCo Inc. cited the tax when...

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early gains and turned sharply lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial shares as investors began to question the timeline for the implementation of the Trump administration's pro-growth policies. The S&P was on track for its largest daily percentage drop since Oct 11. RICK MECKLER, PRESIDENT OF INVESTMENT FIRM LIBERTYVIEW...

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early. MARK KEPNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT THEMIS TRADING IN CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY:. Oil is weak and thats becoming more of a focus for the market since it broke $50.

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Wegmans Foot Markets has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey. The Rochester- based supermarket chain says Tuesday that a 113,000- square-foot Wegmans will open July 23 in Hanover, followed on Sept. 24 by the opening of the company's 108,000- square-foot store in Montvale. Wegmans currently operates 46 stores in...

  • District Judge Juan Sanchez in Philadelphia said the SEC "pleaded a plausible claim" that Cooperman and Omega reaped about $4.09 million of profit in 2010 by trading illegally in Atlas Pipeline Partners LP, based on tips from an Atlas executive. The case has already hurt New York- based Omega, which has seen assets under management tumble to $3.5 billion as of Jan....

  • March 20- Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp, is taking offers for a financing package to help it go through U.S. bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Should it file for bankruptcy, the money would allow Westinghouse to continue to pay employees and build four...

  • District Judge Juan Sanchez in Philadelphia said the SEC had "pleaded a plausible claim" that Cooperman and Omega reaped about $4.09 million of illegal profit in 2010 through insider trading in Atlas Pipeline Partners LP. The judge separately dismissed SEC claims that Cooperman failed to file required reports about his stakes in eight public companies,...

  • March 20- Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp, is taking offers for a financing package to help it go through U.S. bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Should it file for bankruptcy, the money would allow Westinghouse to continue to pay employees and build four...

  • March 20- A federal judge on Monday rejected billionaire investor Leon Cooperman's bid to dismiss the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's insider trading case against him and his firm, Omega Advisors Inc.. District Judge Juan Sanchez in Philadelphia said the SEC had "pleaded a plausible claim for insider trading." The judge also dismissed SEC claims that...

  • EDINBURG, Va. _ Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $184,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The telecommunications service provider in parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia posted revenue of $155.6 million in the period. Shenandoah Telecom shares have dropped 1...

  • NEW YORK— Comcast's cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO. Smit will become vice chairman of Comcast Corp. at the start of next month. Besides providing cable service, the Philadelphia- based cable giant also owns the NBCUniversal media conglomerate.

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meagre 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meager 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meager 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...