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  • NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. long-dated Treasury yields fell to their lowest level in nearly two weeks on Wednesday on growing anticipation of a short-term interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Yields on 30- year Treasury bonds hit 3.03 percent, their lowest level since July 9 and also showed the biggest decline on the day of about four basis points.

  • Pet porkers pack rescues as trendy teacup pigs fatten up Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Eva Monroy bought a mini pig for her family and fed it what the breeder instructed: a half-cup of food in the morning and a half-cup at night. But when Hammond grew to 20 inches and 180 pounds, "my husband couldn't handle it any more.' Either the pig goes or I go,'" Monroy, of El Monte, California, says he told her. Anna Key, vice president of the North American...

  • Radian beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Radian Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $50 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Citizens posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Citizens Holding Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.8 million. The bank, based in Philadelphia, said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Thousands of porta-potties readied for papal visit Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Organizers are assuring the masses descending on Philadelphia for Pope Francis' visit that they shouldn't worry about bathrooms. "It's a weird topic, but it's one that needs to be talked about," said Bianca Bethel, ESM Productions' site manager for the Parkway papal events. A Royal Flush Inc. is providing the toilets and has many units already stocked...

  • Crown beats 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA _ Crown Holdings Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $142 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.4 billion.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Overwhelming customer demand on Monday forced the Philadelphia area's transit system to halt the sale of special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis' September visit to the city. Andrew Busch, a spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, said the number of customers buying tickets online was significantly...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A former Philadelphia union boss was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison for overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation at nonunion work sites, including a Quaker meetinghouse. Prosecutors said he told Ironworkers Local 401 members that they were at "war" with nonunion competitors, especially as construction jobs dried up...

  • *Facebook, Etsy rally on Google earnings report. Google surged 16.26 percent to end at an all-time high of $699.62, a day after reporting strong ad revenue growth. Etsy spiked 30 percent thanks to a nod from Google during its conference call.

  • *Facebook, Etsy rally on Google earnings report. Google surged over 16.8 percent to a record high of $703, a day after reporting strong ad revenue growth. Etsy spiked 23 percent thanks to a nod from Google during its conference call.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- The Supreme Court was definitive in its decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, but what is far from clear is whether U.S. companies must offer corporate benefits to same-sex spouses. In a Reuters survey of 60 large U.S. employers, nearly half said they were already providing benefits to same-sex spouses before the Supreme Court ruling...

  • NEW YORK July 15- Horace Augustine was raised in Oklahoma City by a mother with strong convictions about guns: She didn't want them in her house. Augustine began thinking last year that he should buy a gun for protection, and the shooting last month at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston intensified his conviction.

  • 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.