Friday, March 27, 2015

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority's lawsuit against a Florida pizza shop for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs has been tossed.
The Street: Despite recent horrific crashes, flying is safe. Very safe. As long as it is on a carrier that meets US and Western European standards. Which not all of them do.
The Street: The law became a lightning rod almost instantly, with businesses, conferences and even the NCAA expressing concern about continuing to do business in the state.
NEW YORK (AP) - It was a tempest in a coffee cup.
The Street: BlackBerry swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, as the John Chen-led company appears to be turning its fortunes around, led by the sale of new devices.
Peco Energy Co. on Friday filed a $190 million electric-rate increase request, its first in five years, which it says would increase a residential customer's bill by 6 percent.
VARIETY-ENTERTAINMENT-DIGITAL/NEWS:WWE, Facebook Tag-Team for 'WrestleMania' Video and Other Content (Exclusive)
The Street:Ben Goldman, head of business development at Agency 2625, says Millennial trends have started slipping out of the Internet and into living costs such as clothes and food. "Many of my friends own ridiculous amounts of clothes and go out to eat five or more times a week."
WASHINGTON - Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law but not accepted by mainstream medicine.
BUCKS COUNTY County helps finance advanced data center in Fairless Hills FAIRLESS HILLS The county has approved $2 million in financing and loan guarantees to help launch a new advanced data center in Fairless Hills that will support the cloud-based storage and large computer networks used by companies along the East Coast.
The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $5.5 million in back wages for New Jersey gas station attendants who were not paid the required minimum wage or overtime in the last five years.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Altera's stock soared to its highest price in nearly four years Friday on a report the chipmaker is in talks to be sold to industry leader Intel.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said.
WESLACO, Texas (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to build robots that can help surgeons in the operating room.
Foldable patio chairs that can tip over when a person sits on the edge of the seat are among this week's recalled consumer products.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A food safety manager at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City says he was fired after complaining about dirty conditions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company.
GOBankingRates: According to the Tax Policy Center, 77 percent of U.S. households faced a tax increase as a result of a budget deal passed in 2013. This increase means the temptation to treat certain items as non-taxable income on a tax return is higher than before.
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