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  • NJ Transit bus, rail fares to increase about 9 percent Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 1:56 AM ET

    Commuters in New Jersey take nearly 1 million trips on the state transit agency's trains, buses and light rail cars each week. The increase comes after the Legislature and Christie approved the fiscal year 2016 budget, making alternatives to the hikes and service cuts unfeasible. For example, one-way fares between Trenton and New York, the two endpoints of the...

  • Baltimore's mayor grapples with crime and police Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 6:22 PM ET
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks at a press conference.

    A surge in violent crime has forced Baltimore's mayor into a quandary: Corralling the police and reining in crime, The NY Times reports.

  • July 10- US Airways will become history on Oct. 17, as the carrier's flight reservations move over to American Airlines in one of the last steps in the creation of the world's largest airline. The last two flights on subsidiary US Airways are scheduled to leave at 9:55 p.m. local time on Oct. 16, from San Francisco to Philadelphia and from Phoenix to Denver.

  • US Airways schedules final flights for Oct. 16 Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    July 10- US Airways has scheduled its final two flights ever for the night of Oct. 16, setting an end date for a major part of its integration with American Airlines. Parent American Airlines Group Inc, formed by the two airlines' 2013 merger, said on Friday that it will have a single website, reservations system and brand starting on Oct. 17. The last two flights on...

  • TREASURIES-Prices drop as China, U.S. stocks rally Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 3:31 PM ET

    *Wall Street gains top 1 percent before easing. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday as China's beaten-down stock markets rose after recent huge falls and Wall Street bounced back from sharp losses. Wall Street rose well over 1 percent before easing to gains of 0.40 percent in late trading.

  • TREASURIES-Prices drop as Chinese, Wall St stocks rally Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    *Wall Street up nearly 1 percent. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday as China's beaten-down stock markets rose after recent huge falls and Wall Street bounced back from sharp losses. Wall Street was ahead nearly 1 percent.

  • Yields on 30- year Treasuries fell below 3 percent, with the demand also driven by China's slumping equities markets, according to traders. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched another bid to win fresh aid at an emergency euro zone summit but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was still no basis for reopening negotiations.

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked, ECB holds call. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. U.S. stocks opened more than half a percent lower, but pared some of those losses, even turning positive briefly, after the International Monetary Fund said it is ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • *IMF says will help Greece if asked to. *Aetna falls after Humana deal, other insurers lower. July 6- U.S. stocks erased most of their earlier losses, even turning positive briefly, on Monday after the International Monetary Fund said it ready to assist Greece if asked.

  • *Balance of influence between Washington, local interests. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 2- Efforts to fill top positions at some U.S. A bill passed in May by the Senate Banking Committee that Shelby chairs would strip the New York Fed's board of its power to appoint its presidents.

  • *Balance of influence between Washington, local interests. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 2- Efforts to fill top positions at some U.S. A bill passed in May by the Senate Banking Committee that Shelby chairs would strip the New York Fed's board of its power to appoint its presidents.

  • *Greece concerns hang over markets. NEW YORK, July 2- The U.S. dollar index fell from a three-week high on Thursday as chances of a U.S. interest rate hike as soon as September took a hit following a weaker-than-expected U.S. payrolls report, while Wall Street and world stock markets were slightly higher. Greece heads to a referendum on Sunday that could decide its...

  • *Europe waits for Greek vote, Spain borrowing costs rise. *Gold also dips after U.S. payrolls. Gold fell too, hitting a 3-1/ 2 month low of $1,157 an ounce, while U.S. stock futures extended gains to point a 0.3-0.4 percent rise for the main Wall Street markets when they reopen.

  • Pep Boys, unlike AutoZone Inc and Advance Auto Parts Inc, has not benefited from healthy U.S. auto demand mainly due to higher costs and falling sales in its do-it-yourself business. "Pep Boys have been around for a long time but they weren't generating business the way AutoZone was," S&P Capital IQ analyst Efraim Levy said. "AutoZone came more to the forefront of many...

  • As Christie eyes White House, New Jersey wants jobs Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's second-in-command gave her pitch to a small crowd at a Philadelphia biotechnology convention in June with her signature move: giving out her cell phone number. "Now, no one from New Jersey! I want the guys that aren't already here in New Jersey. "

  • June 30- Pep Boys- Manny, Moe& Jack, an auto parts retailer, said it was considering putting itself up for sale, as it embarks on a strategic review barely two weeks after it named a new chief executive. Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital and other suitors had expressed interest in buying Pep Boys, the Wall Street Journal reported in May, citing people familiar with...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. commuter and freight railroads may be forced to suspend service or face daily fines beginning Jan. 1, unless Congress extends its year-end deadline for implementing new safety technology, lawmakers were told on Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board estimated that more than 245 people have died and 4,260 have been...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- When U.S. companies go bust, bankruptcy laws ensure workers are among the first to get paid. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia last month endorsed an agreement among stakeholders of Jevic Transportation Inc to toss the trucking company's bankruptcy case out of court before a formal Chapter 11 exit plan was approved.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. railroads that fail to implement a safety technology system known as positive train control, or PTC, will face federal fines beginning Jan. 1, the top federal railroad regulator said on Wednesday. Sarah Feinberg, acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, told a House of Representatives oversight panel that the fines...

  • Roberts, who set up Comcast after he bought a small cable television operator in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1963, died of natural causes in Philadelphia, Comcast said in a statement. He led Comcast from its humble beginnings to a $150 billion media conglomerate. Roberts, who was chairman emeritus of Comcast's board, had spent more than five decades at the company.