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  • *Ten-year note yields lowest since Feb 2015. NEW YORK, Feb 3- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of non-manufacturing activity fell to 53.5 from 55.8 the month before.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Comcast Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue on Wednesday, and said it added the most video customers in any quarter in eight years, even as viewers gravitate toward online offerings. It earmarked $5 billion in stock buybacks for 2016 as part of a $10 billion program. Total revenue at Philadelphia- based Comcast rose 8.5...

  • Comcast misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:07 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Comcast Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.97 billion. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Twenty analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $18.79 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Comcast Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue on Wednesday, driven by growth in its media and entertainment unit NBCUniversal in addition to its high-speed Internet and business services divisions. It earmarked $5 billion in stock buybacks for 2016 as part of a $10 billion program. Total revenue at Philadelphia- based...

  • WASHINGTON— Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S. have told the government they won't meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May. Canadian National Railway, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern say they won't be ready...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 2- Health experts are bracing for Zika virus to spread to the United States by April or May, borne by a mosquito that craves human blood, feeds during the day and lives under beds and inside closets. Until now, the best weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States has been outdoor pesticide fog sprayed by truck and airplane.

  • NEW YORK— David B. Caruso, a national investigative reporter with wide experience in government accountability and data journalism over nearly 15 years with The Associated Press, has been named New York City news editor. The appointment was announced Tuesday by James Martinez, the cooperative's state editor for New York, and Karen Testa, editor for the east...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal judges have overturned decisions by the Department of Veterans Affairs to demote two senior officials accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. The VA demoted Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens last month. Rubens earns $181,497 as director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits...

  • Feb 1- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, starting February on a dour note as weak economic data out of China exacerbated concerns about a global slowdown and oil prices resumed their downward spiral. The data from China showed that the world's second-largest economy's manufacturing sector contracted in January at the fastest pace since 2012..

  • Feb 1- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Monday, starting February on a dour note as weak economic data out of China exacerbated concerns about a global slowdown and oil prices resumed their downward spiral. The data from China showed that the world's second-largest economy's manufacturing sector contracted in January at the fastest pace since 2012..

  • WASHINGTON— The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last May's fatal crash in Philadelphia is pushing the throttle forward to pick up speed and then braking when he felt the train going too fast into a sharp curve, according to a transcript of his interview with federal accident investigators. The transcript was among more than 2,200...

  • The Latest: Pope's Philadelphia Fiat sold for $82K Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 10:06 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The Latest on an auction for a Fiat used by Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia:. Michael and Kate Chapman, owners of Chapman Auto Group, secured the winning bid Friday night at a black-tie event kicking off the weekend's Philadelphia Auto Show. Chapman Auto Group has seven area locations.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street surges at end of awful January Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 4:32 PM ET

    GDP growth data misses estimate. Jan 29- Wall Street surged over 2 percent on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut interest rates and Microsoft led a major rally in technology shares, repairing some of the damage to the S&P 500' s worst January since 2009.. In the short term, I'm not sure the sentiment backdrop we've seen was warranted, "said Michael Church,...

  • Jan 29- Wall Street surged nearly 2 percent on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut interest rates and Microsoft led a strong rally in technology shares. Japan's central bank cut a benchmark rate below zero to stimulate its economy, a surprise move that boosted global equities. Wall Street's rally follows four weeks of volatility that has left the S&P...

  • PHILADELPHIA— It's not too late to be a holy roller: Pope Francis' Philadelphia Fiat is still up for auction. "We really hope that people will open their hearts, open their wallets and take home this iconic piece of Pope Francis' visit to the United States," said Donna Crilley Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families. "This auction is very special to us...

  • Prudential Bancorp posts 1Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:52 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Prudential Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $413,000 in its fiscal first quarter. Prudential Bancorp shares have climbed slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Prudential Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Radian meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:55 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Radian Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $74.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Philadelphia- based company said it had net income of 32 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 34 cents per share.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Jan 26- Inside the dimly lit Moose Lodge 216 last September in Atlantic City, Frank D'Alonzo discussed a few of the ideas he has heard over the years to revitalize the cash-strapped New Jersey gambling hub. Brimming with promise but ground down by poverty, Atlantic City is trying to reinvent itself even as it teeters on the edge of fiscal ruin.

  • Oil prices were lifted by hopes that OPEC and non- OPEC producers may be edging closer to a deal to tackle one of the biggest supply gluts in decades. "Usually when oil and stocks are up like they are right now, Treasury prices fall, but because of a lot of things including the Fed meeting, today's Treasury increase is very very modest," said Cheng Chen, interest rates...

  • But big-name, national plaintiffs' firms have yet to jump into the fray in Flint, which has a population of about 100,000.. What's holding them back, several lawyers said, is not the facts or the victims, but the prospective targets: The State of Michigan, the city of Flint, and officials at various levels of government. Those suits were filed against the state, city, and...