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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's 11 casinos saw their gross operating profit increase by nearly 35 percent in the second quarter of this year. But no one's throwing any parades just yet.
The Street: A funny movie takes the viewer out of the realm of reality as they watch an improbable scenario unfold, then bare witness as the characters make things worse before they get better. Below is a list of 10 of the funniest movies of all time.
The Street: Supporters of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown sparking days of tumultuous protests, are opening their wallets for the cop who used lethal force against an unarmed teenager.
The Street: More than a year from its release, Disney is already gearing up merchandising for its next Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode VII, the latest in a franchise spanning nearly four decades.
A speech by the Fed's Yellen and Ukraine news sowed some uncertainty.
NEW YORK - The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.
The Street: Can an electric vehicle squeeze out more miles per unit of energy than an internal combustion engine? If not, then the entire EV industry is nothing more than a pipe dream funded by fantasy-driven environmentalists who just haven't done the math.
In the Region Aqua America adds plant Aqua America Inc., the Bryn Mawr water company, signed a two-year agreement to operate and maintain a new water-treatment...
Houston-based Dynegy Inc. agreed to buy $6.25 billion of power plants - including one just south of Philadelphia International Airport - from Duke Energy Corp. and private-equity firm Energy Capital Partners, almost doubling its generating capacity less than a year after emerging from bankruptcy protection.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she still is not satisfied with the U.S. labor market. Deciding when she is won't be easy.
A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.
The Street: Not all bourbon is created equally. Some bottles represent the best of the best, and the 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition sorted through the various brands to determine the best bourbon in the world. We've highlighted some of their selections that received the Gold Outstanding and Gold designations for you to view and included judges' commentary on each drink.
BERLIN (AP) - A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.
HAVANA (AP) - There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.
NEW YORK (AP) - What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
The stock market paused Friday, following four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unclear about the central bank's next move on interest rates.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Mayor Nutter has organized a diverse national group of 51 mayors who support Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., saying the deal would lead to significant economic benefits in the communities, including jobs.