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The Street: The good news for some is that straight Starbucks coffee and tea don’t appear anywhere on this list. The bad news is your favorite drink might make an appearance somewhere in the top ten.
The Street: SummerSlam has a rich history and has delivered some all-time classic matches in its quarter-century history. So let’s take a look back at the 15 best matches in the pay-per-view’s history. Instead of ranking these, we’ll take a journey through time chronologically.
Manufacturing continued to grow in the Philadelphia area in August, according to the monthly survey by the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia.
Comcast Corp. launched Xfinity on Campus for students to access on-demand and live TV on WiFi-enabled tablets, laptops and smartphones.
More than 100 slot machines in 11 Atlantic City casinos are now linked with more than 600 machines at casinos in Nevada under a new effort to generate larger jackpots for gamblers, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced.
Uber Technologies Inc. was granted legal authority Thursday to operate its ride-sharing service in Allegheny County.
A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.
California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
Russia's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Ural region following food safety complaints, local news agencies reported Thursday, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.
PhillyDeals: The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects farmers will harvest more than 14 billion bushels of corn this fall for the first time. That may be good news for consumers, driving down one factor in meat costs. But it's tough times for grain farmers.
The Street: How can investors determine what's really going on with the economy? Jim Cramer said on Mad Money Wednesday they should forget about using interest rates, commodity prices or the latest retail earnings for guidance. To learn how the economy is really doing, just look at Union Pacific.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to beat its record high close set last month. Investors were encouraged by a report that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago. Trading remains light with many investors out on vacation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school.
BERLIN (AP) - SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low.
NEW YORK (AP) - To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.
Was it sabotage? A federal judge didn't think so. He called it a case of the "broker wars" at the Port of Philadelphia.