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WILMINGTON - The largest union at The Inquirer's parent company is having "ongoing discussions" with about six potential partners to join the bidding for the company, a union executive testified Wednesday.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Philadelphia newspaper employees hope to mount a bid in the latest sale of their company with help from local philanthropist Raymond Perelman, the papers' union chief told a judge Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.
The Science Center and Drexel University said they have started accepting applications from tech start-ups and individuals for a new shared workspace, the Innovation Center @3401, which is scheduled to open later this spring.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation wants to hear about your transportation priorities. In an on-line survey, PennDOT is gathering public preferences on how to spend transportation funds.
Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader discusses the plight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders in the wake of the U.S. financial crisis. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (4:41)
The Street: Domino's has announced new specialty chicken on its menu. The boneless chicken offering is a combination of wings and pizza. It's the first large new product offering for the company since September 2012.
The Street: We all want to think that we can spot bottoms. We all want to think that bottoms aren't lockstep affairs but, rather, movements that take time to build. You get some confidence here, some short-covering there, some positive news from the left and some upgrades from the right. But none of that happened yesterday.
The Street: The York Daily Record reports that an unnamed local who played the same numbers every day – 4-3-4-1-8 – threw away 25 tickets worth $50,000 each, presumably having misread the winning numbers when he checked them after the drawing.
About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will be released Wednesday.
PATCO commuters will get train-information message signs, new safety cameras in stations and parking lots, and full-time repair crews for escalators and elevators, following approval Wednesday by the PATCO board.
HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence.
NEW YORK (AP) - Online dating service Zoosk is filing for an initial public offering worth as much as $100 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Reynolds American has elected board member and former leader Susan Cameron as president and CEO of the tobacco company.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages.
They wallowed in luxury at Philadelphia University this week: Hermes, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rolls-Royce. As academics are want to do, they wrestled with what it is, how it is acquired, what makes it stand apart.
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