NJ's First Bank buys Bucks County Bank for $27M

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First Bank, based in Hamilton, N.J., says it has agreed to pay $27.2 million in stock to acquire Bucks County Bank, Doylestown. The deal... Read more

Wells Fargo: Rated 'Needs to Improve'; pays 'much less than expected' for phony accounts

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Wells Fargo, the dominant commercial bank in Philadelphia and many other U.S. metro areas, has agreed to pay $110 million to resolve claims... Read more

Philly area slowdown: Loan growth down, 2 plants to shut

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Business borrowing "has slowed some" in the Philadelphia area since Christmas, bank analyst Frank Schiraldi tells clients of Wall Street bank... Read more

Euro business cops push DuPont Co.to sell Del. R&D site

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In an unusual twist to an American mega-merger, research scientists are crediting a European regulator with helping to save hundreds of skilled... Read more

New Jersey credit rating cut again

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Moody's Investors Service on Monday evening cut its credit rating on New Jersey's general-obligation debt to A3, down a notch from A2. Only... Read more

Update: 'EU saved our jobs': DuPont to sell Delaware ag R&D center, bug and weed killers to divest

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UPDATE: "We are grateful for the European Union. They saved our jobs," a veteran researcher at DuPont's 515-acre Stine-Haskell pesticide labs... Read more

From bribery trial: How pals seeking Pa. pension deals got special consideration

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UPDATE: Case dismissed HARRISBURG -- “We're the NBA of investments," and don't need to hire just anyone, Tom Brier, ex-chief investment... Read more

Why Pennsylvania school pensions 'outrage' taxpayers

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Pension envy: It's what many readers feel when they read about Pennsylvania public school employees, whose relatively generous pensions have... Read more