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  • May 3- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after weak economic data in China and Europe reignited worries about global growth, while oil prices dropped for a second day, dragging down energy shares. Activity in China's factories shrank for the 14th straight month in April as demand stagnated, a private survey showed. Britain's manufacturing output also unexpectedly...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Portsmouth artist Haidee Merritt is entering her third season of renting out a room in her downtown home for short stays to regular city visitors and far flung tourists, a service she says provides a social and financial benefit to herself and the city. And New Hampshire is not alone. Last year, Philadelphia passed laws to tax and allow such rentals in...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits under their belt— a shift the new commissioner says is needed to alleviate hiring woes. Both changes were approved April 20 by the city's Civil Service Commission. Roughly 10 percent of local departments nationwide require...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ FMC Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $48.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $830.5 million.

  • A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.. To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore,...

  • HOUSTON, April 29- Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp posted sharp drops in quarterly results on Friday as an oversupplied fuel market shrank profits from their refining units, which until now had provided healthy margins that helped insulate them from a 60 percent slide in oil prices since mid-2014. Exxon reported net income of $1.81 billion, or 43 cents per...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Chemtura Corp. on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $96 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Chemtura shares have risen 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Though the bulk of its business remains in cable TV services, Comcast also has television channels and theme parks, mostly through its purchase of NBCUniversal from General Electric. —CABLE SERVICES: Comcast got its start providing cable TV services and grew to be the nation's largest cable provider, though it trails AT&T in overall TV subscribers following...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $29.7 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Axalta Coating Systems shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Comcast Corp reported better-than-expected results on Wednesday, reaping the rewards of its biggest first-quarter jump in pay-TV customers in nine years and as its business service, high-speed Internet and entertainment units grew. The largest U.S. cable operator said total revenue rose 5.3 percent to $18.8 billion, beating analysts'...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Comcast Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations with help from an increase in subscriber numbers. The average estimate of 22 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. Twenty analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $18.65 billion.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Comcast Corp on Wednesday posted better-than-expected results, bolstered by the biggest first-quarter gain in pay-TV customers in nine years and growth in its business services, high-speed Internet and entertainment units. The largest U.S. cable operator said total revenue rose 5.3 percent to $18.8 billion, beating analysts' consensus...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Radian Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $66.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • The Philadelphia- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $33 million, or 43 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 43 cents per share. Pennsylvania Real Estate expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.80 to...

  • WEST CHESTER, Pa.— A former art studio employee has pleaded guilty to her role in the theft of dozens of prints at a suburban Philadelphia gallery, including the famous "Afghan Girl" photograph that once graced the cover of National Geographic. The Daily Local News reports 33- year-old Bree DeStephano of York entered the plea last week to felony charges of theft,...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 24- With a rusting steel mill in its center, this Pennsylvania city would seem fertile ground for Donald Trump's campaign and its vision of a declining America that only he can fix. Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley region around it have filled new industrial parks with e-commerce companies, white collar businesses fleeing New York's high...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Citizens Holding Co. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $1.5 million. The Philadelphia- based bank said it had earnings of 31 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $5 million. The Philadelphia- based bank said it had earnings of 7 cents per share. Keywords: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • LOS ANGELES— Robert Leviton's loudest neighbor is a 12- lane freeway. He paid $666,000 for his townhouse, more than triple the U.S. median home sales price. "Land is so scarce that the properties that are available for residential development tend to be those fringe properties," said Tim Barden, senior vice president at Land Advisors Organization, a national land...

  • April 21- Wall Street suffered its first loss in four sessions on Thursday after a mixed bag of quarterly reports and a warning by Verizon Communications that a strike by workers would likely impact its bottom line. "Earnings have been decent, outperforming, but outperforming expectations that have been dramatically lowered," said Charlie Johnson, a sales...