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Many of us think of food aimed at the elderly as the bland, dated stuff that might show up on an early-bird-special menu: meat loaf and mashed potatoes. So, it may be a bit of a surprise to learn what dinner was like on a recent weeknight at Normandy Farms Estates, a Blue Bell retirement community that is home to more than 500 people. Average age at entry: 80.
Two stores icombine an optometry practice with retail optical shops with frames from small manufacturers and packages.
NEW YORK - Only Wall Street could make the buying and selling of more than three billion shares look as if nothing happened. Major U.S. stock indexes ended roughly where they began Thursday, despite investors having to work through a busy day of corporate earnings and economic reports.
WASHINGTON - Sales of newly constructed U.S. homes fell in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is replacing the chief of its U.S. discount stores in what could be an indication that it is losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound after more than a year of disappointing results.
In the Region Foundation funds distributed Lower Bucks Hospital distributed $119,696 from a foundation established when it was a nonprofit hospital...
Home sellers in Pennsylvania are under no obligation to disclose if a house was the site of a murder, a suicide, or even satanic rituals, according to...
Economics in a nutshell: The labor market may be getting better but wage gains are not and until that happens, families will not be buying new homes at any great pace.
Tensions are mounting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where protesting union carpenters - excluded, unfairly they say, from working at the complex - plan another big protest Friday morning.
Even as regional leaders approved a $10.5 billion plan to boost transportation funding for Southeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday, state Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch warned that road and transit projects could be endangered by congressional inaction on the federal Highway Trust Fund.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake and the appearance of small sinkholes in residential neighborhoods couldn't have come at a more inopportune time.
BERLIN (AP) - German business confidence is down for a third month in a row amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact of the crises in Ukraine and Iraq.
OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) - An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.
BEIJING (AP) - Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An aviation official says global aviation leaders will meet in Montreal next week to initiate discussions on a plan to address safety and security issues raised by the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, as well as two other air crashes.
SEPTA ridership in the last 12 months fell 2 percent, or roughly 7 million trips, compared to the previous year, and the transit agency cited a very harsh winter and a fare increase as reasons for the dip.
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