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Bills that jump inexplicably. Technical problems. Customer-service nightmares. Nobody mentioned getting a statement addressed with an unprintable epithet - this winter's now-legendary Comcast customer-service fail. But other all-too-familiar frustrations were again on display last week as dozens of Philadelphians spoke at public ses
Lawyers for the Convention Center filed an emergency motion on Friday to vacate a Pennsylvania labor relations hearing examiner's decision to reconsider the ban that keeps union carpenters from working there.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists are still seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal.
DETROIT (AP) - In April of 2014, the compact Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Equinox midsize SUV by more than a thousand vehicles. A year later, the Equinox trounced the Cruze by nearly 8,000 in sales.
The Street: The future of mighty burger chain McDonald's is poised to be shared soon with franchisees starving for better sales to pay for the higher wages.
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Award-winning editor Sandra Shea will be taking on a new challenge as she continues to push for more strategic partnerships with other media.
Developer Carl Dranoff, who was responsible for transforming Camden's former RCA Victor factory into the city's first luxury apartment building, wants to make another RCA building his next project.
DEAR HARRY: Unfortunately, I filed my 1040 a few days before the deadline, so I won't be getting my refund anytime soon. It's going to be about 10 grand, and my wife wants to use it to splurge on a Vegas trip. I haven't said anything, but I don't think it's wise.
LONDON (AP) - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Iron Man and his superhero pals have bested their own opening day record with "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The $250 million sequel pulled in $84.5 million from Thursday night and Friday showings, topping the $80.8 million opening of the first "Avengers" in 2012, according to Disney estimates Saturday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Investor Warren Buffett is defending the aggressive cost cutting that 3G Capital is using at companies the firm has worked with Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway to buy.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett has offered a strong defense of Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit at the start of Berkshire's annual meeting.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Warren Buffett's company said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses.
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, the first day of May, erasing much of a loss the day before. Most Asian and European markets were closed for a holiday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
WASHINGTON - The U.S. and Canadian governments on Friday unveiled a long-awaited new standard for tank cars used to transport crude oil and ethanol, one that includes numerous safety improvements.
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