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When it comes to getting approval for Comcast to buy its biggest rival, Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast's top lobbyist David Cohen must win over someone just as well versed in the ways of lobbyists and the cable industry: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.
WASHINGTON - Family members and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks joined three members of Congress on Wednesday in calling on the Obama administration to declassify portions of a congressional investigation that addresses allegations of possible Saudi Arabian government support of the hijackers.
No one was injured and nothing was spilled in the Jan. 20 train derailment over the Schuylkill, but that didn't stop City Council members from peppering CSX executives with questions about how it happened.
President Barack Obama is seeking changes in overtime rules that will make millions of workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay for their extra work.
Michelle Singletary: The Department of Labor is moving ahead with a proposal for transparency.
A Pennsylvania House committee passed a bill Wednesday that would require hospitals to warn patients that a stay of up to 48 hours could be deemed an outpatient visit by Medicare or other insurers - sticking the patient with a higher co-pay.
The growth of New Jersey's Internet gambling market slowed somewhat in its third full month of operation, with the Atlantic City gambling websites posting a nearly 9 percent revenue increase in February.
For much of Wednesday, the U.S. stock market appeared to be headed for its third decline in three days.
PhillyDeals: One Philadelphia CEO, Patricia Hasson of credit counseling agency Clarifi, says critics who seek to have the word "bossy" banned have things backwards.
The Street: The same arguments made to justify legalizing marijuana are the same now being made to justify legalizing prostitution .
The Pennsylvania House backed legislation Wednesday that would remove a little-known provision in state law protecting parties in labor disputes from prosecution for stalking and harassment.
DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into driver's side door fires in Jeep Liberty SUVs without seeking a recall.
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling more than 49,000 Dodge Charger muscle cars because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - General Electric is moving ahead with plans to spin off its North American consumer lending unit, and it aims to complete an initial public offering for the business later this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Shell's Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden says the company will cut capital spending in the U.S. by 20 percent in 2014 after setbacks in its shale gas operations and in Alaska.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German automaker Volkswagen gave a cautious outlook for the year ahead Thursday after announcing a modest rise in 2013 earnings.
PARIS (AP) - French conglomerate Bouygues is raising the stakes in a bidding war to take control of France's number-two mobile phone operator SFR.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.
Philadelphia Gas Works, whose sale to a private buyer is now being considered by City Council, ranked last among 54 natural gas utilities whose business customers were surveyed about customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Power.
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