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Despite a threat by the Philadelphia Parking Authority to impound cars and fine drivers, the low-cost UberX ride-sharing service began operating in the city Friday night.
For a $1.82 billion project to replace 558 highway bridges over three years, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday chose Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners of Toronto. The team will manage the $899 million design, construction, and 25-year maintenance of the new bridges and be responsible for financing the project.
ATLANTIC CITY - A trio of Trump Taj Mahal waitresses - Susan Blight, Patti Pinchock, and Valerie McMorris - have been with the casino since it opened on April 2, 1990.
Lawyers for Atlantic City and the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel are locked in an intensifying battle over as much as $30 million that Revel owes for property taxes and penalties.
Taxi owners scrambled Friday to find replacement liability insurance after a major insurer failed, but the threat of immediate grounding of one-quarter of the city's taxi fleet was lifted.
NEW YORK - The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
SEPTA's long-delayed, $130-million smart-card payment system will be called SEPTA Key, the agency announced Thursday. Like Ben Franklin's key. Get it?
NEW YORK (AP) - Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.
The Street: An increasing number of breweries are using wet hops - just picked off the vine - to make beers. Using wet hops to make beer is like using fresh herbs and spices as opposed to dried ones. Here are 18 wet hop beers you should try that you can only get right now.
The Planning Commission has voted to disapprove a proposed zoning overlay in the Northeast Philly neighborhood of Mayfair that would ban 15 separate business categories, including beauty parlors, laundromats, nail salons, and cell phone stores.
The Street: A new study from Vanderbilt University found that obese women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs, compared to average size women and men -- even obese men.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 16 after 24 closures in all of 2013.
The interest rate pendulum has swung in favor of homeowners again.
Certain models of Arctic Cat's all-terrain vehicles are being recalled because a component failure can cause a loss of control.
DETROIT (AP) - The Canadian auto workers union says Canada has lost to Mexico in a bid to build engines for Ford Motor Co.
DALLAS (AP) - UPS might levy surcharges or even turn away some holiday shipments this year if retailers surprise the delivery giant by dropping off more packages than they had planned.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.
The fake tech-support calls, claiming to be from Microsoft or Facebook, bilked consumers for hundreds of dollars.

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