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In a rare scenario, an internal union election for officers in the electricians' local led by John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty will be supervised by the U.S. Labor Department Saturday.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will hold a one-day session on Nov. 14 at Drexel University to explore plans for Philadelphia Gas Works in the aftermath of a collapsed deal to sell the city utility.
NEW YORK (AP) - For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.
The Philadelphia refinery executive who is leading an effort to promote the region as an energy hub called on city officials Friday to "reclaim" a collapsed $1.86 billion sale of the municipal gas utility.
The Street: Everything worked as described and glitch-free. Programs opened quickly; Screen response was quick. The phone never hinted that there was a task that it couldn't handle. However, the question for potential customers remains - is all of this enough?
Ahead of a key hearing next week in the Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. bankruptcy, unsecured creditors blasted the company's disclosure statement for its Chapter 11 reorganization plan as a "charade" that should not be approved by the judge.
The Street: An oldies station has taken a new approach to the holiday radio format over the past two years and found success. Instead of dedicating entire days to Christmas music, KUAL-FM 103.5 took holiday music from 1945 through 1999
Economics in a nutshell: “Household incomes are finally starting to rise but there is no rush to spend it.”
(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook has never previously...
Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail to be built: Bartram’s...
In a sign of the ongoing devaluation of assets in Atlantic City, the utility company Pepco Holdings Inc. wrote down the value of its combined heat and power plant there by $53 million, or 64 percent, the Washington company announced Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year.
HOUSTON (AP) - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929.
NEW YORK (AP) - Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Madison Square Garden Co., which is mulling splitting into two separate companies, said Friday that its fiscal first-quarter net income soared compared with a year ago as it recorded a gain from selling its music television network Fuse.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.
LONDON (AP) - Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.
The drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and a new 2014 forecast that also extends well beyond what analysts predict.
A developer has ordered one "to go" at Little Pete's - and the quirky 24/7 diner, which has held down the corner of 17th and Chancellor Streets across from the Radisson Warwick Hotel for 36 years, appears to destined for a date with the wrecking ball.

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