Thursday, March 26, 2015

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By the numbers, the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is a great place to work. Employees say they can count on the company to support work/life balance, as well as ongoing training and education.
NEW YORK (AP) - Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago.
Stepping gingerly into one of the finance industry's longest-running controversies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that it has begun shaping rules to govern payday loans and other small, short-term credit offered at triple-digit interest rates - products that consumer advocates have for years labeled debt traps.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission gave Darnell Fassett of Philadelphia an expensive lesson Thursday: When it comes to theft of gas service, there is no mercy rule.
Eager lawmakers push pot on cautious docs, with Zippy to guide us
TOKYO (AP) - Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday in a rebound from losses earlier in the week. Japan reported lackluster inflation and household spending data that reinforced expectations the central bank may opt for additional monetary stimulus to perk up sluggish growth.
Philadelphia International Advisors once ran $3 billion
Two days after Atlantic City's state-appointed emergency-management team released its first report, Moody's credit-rating agency gave the city another of its patented thumbs-downs, warning of a possible default.
The Street: Tracking devices are programmed to send alerts only upon occurrence of particular trigger events such as crossing a state line or an international border, so they involve no obvious privacy concerns. But that’s at the national chains. At the mom and pop independents, apparently anything goes
Comcast Corp. and California accountant Conan O'Rourke, who has sued the cable-TV giant for defamation, did not reach a settlement on Wednesday, according to a Northern California court filing.
SEPTA will not appeal a federal court ruling that the transit authority must accept virulently anti-Muslim advertising on its buses, SEPTA officials said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive.
NEW YORK (AP) - Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
U.S. stocks ended a see-saw day slightly lower Thursday, the fourth loss in a row. Edgy investors continue to monitor the conflict in Yemen and the rapid ascension of the U.S. dollar, which is causing some companies to pull back their profit expectations for the year.
The price of oil rose sharply on Thursday as mounting tensions in Yemen got traders worried that the flow of crude from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted.
ATLANTA (AP) - In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
NEW YORK - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese, and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
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