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PHILADELPHIA-- For a year the Joker's been out of sight, out of mind and out of trouble. That changed Wednesday in the pages of "Batman" No. 13, when the clown prince of crime returned to Gotham with a mission to help Batman become a better man, even if it means going after everyone and everything that the Dark Knight and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, hold dear.
Also highlighted at the film festival this year will be "Vamps," director Amy Heckerling's comedic take on the travails of club-hopping vampires, which reunites her with "Clueless" star Alicia Silverstone.
PITTSBURGH-- Auditor General Jack Wagner wants to Pennsylvania Department of Health to license and regulate the state's 750 tattoo parlors. Wagner, a former Pittsburgh City Council president, was in the city for the announcement Tuesday.
DALLAS-- In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. Xpress, took part in a weight-loss challenge sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association, the 321- pound, 6- foot-1-inch Robinson signed up.
Turns out Aric is not exactly happy to find himself returned to Earth some 1,600 years later, his beloved dead, his people gone and his goal of sacking the city of Rome forever out of his reach.
GRAPEVINE, Texas-- Spirit Airlines Inc. on Dec. 1 will open a flight attendant and pilot crew base at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as it expands operations in Texas. The low cost carrier also plans an open house in Dallas for potential flight attendants.
Oct 10- U.S. nuclear regulators will meet with power company PPL Corp on Oct. 16 to discuss the company's progress on improving performance at the 2,450- megawatt Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh- based Legend Financial Advisors has an average of a dozen interns at any given time, and half of its 23- person full-time staff are alums of the internship program. "It takes about four interns to equal the pay of a regular employee," said Stanasolovich, who pays interns between $8.50 and $12.50 an hour, plus performance and other bonuses.
White is the most popular color for the second year in a row after overtaking silver in 2011. The annual rankings are compiled by automotive paint supplier PPG Industries Inc., a Pittsburgh- based company that provides paints to General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., BMW AG and others. By comparison, 19 percent of midsize cars made in North America are white.
WAL-MART'S SAME-DAY DELIVERY SERVICE: Wal-Mart is testing a same-day delivery service in select markets for customers who buy popular items online during the holiday shopping season. THE DETAILS: Wal-Mart's tests started this month in northern Virginia and Philadelphia.
Oct 9- Stronger demand for aluminum products from airplane and automobile producers helped Alcoa Inc's third-quarter profit beat Wall Street's expectations, offsetting weak aluminum prices and worries about China's slumping economy.
Oct 9- Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc's third-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates as its downstream businesses offset weak aluminum prices and demand for the metal. Alcoa's stock rose 6 cents to $9.19 in after-hours trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
BENSALEM, Pa.-- Healthcare Services Group Inc., which provides housekeeping and food services to hospitals and nursing homes, said Tuesday that its net income rose 15 percent in the third quarter. Healthcare Services earnings totaled $11.5 million, or 17 cents per share. Shares of Healthcare Services Group fell 31 cents to close at $23.52.
Oct 9- Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc's third-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates as its downstream businesses offset weak aluminum prices and demand for the metal. Alcoa's stock rose 7 cents to $9.20 in after-hours trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The net loss was $143 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a profit of $172 million, or 15 cents per share, in the same quarter last year, the Pittsburgh- based company said on Tuesday.
*Terms of the deal with Phillips 66 not disclosed* Terminal has 5 million barrels of storage capacity* It is located 80 miles east of New York Harbor.
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NEW YORK-- Alcoa has agreed to pay $85 million to settle allegations that the aluminum manufacturer and related companies paid millions in bribes that resulted in a Bahrain- controlled company overpaying for raw materials. Alcoa agreed to pay $85 million in cash to Aluminum Bahrain BSC, or Alba, without admitting liability.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- United Refining Inc has agreed to buy Phillips 66' s marine terminal and associated assets near New York Harbor, a deal that will add a five-million-barrel oil storage facility to the company's northeast assets, the two companies said on Tuesday.
*Alcoa and alba resolve civil litigation. *Alcoa agreed to make a cash payment to ALBA of $85 million payable in two. *Alcoa estimates an additional possible after-tax charge of approximately.