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  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened were: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • The University of California-Santa Cruz says Huskey died April 9 at his home in the city. Huskey was teaching mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1940 s when he joined the ENIAC team. He taught at the University of California from 1954 to his retirement in 1986 at the age of 70..

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $8.4 million. The Philadelphia- based bank said it had earnings of 11 cents per share. Keywords: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Citizens Holding Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.4 million. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 29 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Republic First Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.8 million. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 3 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his hard-fought takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off with projects like a new university campus and a major casino investment. But the national head of the NAACP and local officials of the civil rights organization are wary of the state's intentions and are...

  • NEW YORK— It only took a few drinks— and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night— for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo. The first one was at a bar in Philadelphia where my friend was playing with his band. And Kortina and I, the other co-founder of Venmo, were wondering about ways to...

  • NEW YORK— The minimum price for a pack of cigarettes would rise to $13 in New York City under a proposal backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. An estimated 900,000 New York City residents currently smoke. Mary T. Bassett, the city's health commissioner, who appeared with the mayor at offices of the American Heart Association.

  • Investors pushed the company shares- the worst performer year-to-date on the Philadelphia semiconductor index- up 2.4 percent to $53.85 in after-market trading on Wednesday. San Diego- based Qualcomm also warned that it was unclear whether Apple's contract manufacturers would underpay royalties owed in the third quarter, leading to the wider-than-usual...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Crown Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $107 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.89 billion.

  • Qualcomm forecast current-quarter adjusted profit of $0.90- $1.15 per share and revenue of $5.3 billion- $6.1 billion. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of $1.09 per share and revenue of $5.94 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue fell 9.6 pct to $5.02 billion in the second quarter ended March 26.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc, the largest refiner on the U.S. East Coast, will not be taking any rail deliveries of North Dakota's Bakken crude oil in June, a source familiar with delivery schedules said on Tuesday- a sign that the impending start of the Dakota Access Pipeline is upending trade flows. "Unless there's an unforeseen event, like a...

  • Hamilton died Tuesday at her home in Boca Grande, Florida, said Nancy Brent Wingo, executive director of the Hamilton Family Foundation. Hamilton, who embraced the nickname "Dodo," was an avid gardener and tended to thousands of plants on her 10- acre estate in Wayne, just west of Philadelphia. She gave away millions of dollars to Philadelphia educational and...

  • BP declined to comment further on the case and Monroe could not be immediately reached. Monroe has yet to respond to the allegations in court. Monroe agreed to pay $8.35 above the U.S. benchmark price for Eagle Ford and $7.35 above the U.S. benchmark for Bakken deliveries, according to the lawsuit.

  • BP declined to comment further on the case and Monroe could not be immediately reached. Monroe has yet to respond to the allegations in court. The dispute with Monroe marks at least the second time in the past two years that BP has been accused by a refiner of supplying lesser-grade crudes.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- BP Plc has accused Monroe Energy of wrongfully terminating a crude supply contract in 2016, according to a federal court filing. Monroe Energy inked a three-year contract with BP in August 2014 to supply the company's 185,000 barrel-per-day refinery outside Philadelphia with crude oil from the Eagle Ford or Bakken shale fields, according...