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In the Region AbbVie surprised Shire CEO Shire P.L.C. chief executive officer Flemming Ornskov said he was "dumbfounded" when he learned...
For a $1.82 billion project to replace 558 highway bridges over three years, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday chose Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners of Toronto. The team will manage the $899 million design, construction, and 25-year maintenance of the new bridges and be responsible for financing the project.
ATLANTIC CITY - A trio of Trump Taj Mahal waitresses - Susan Blight, Patti Pinchock, and Valerie McMorris - have been with the casino since it opened on April 2, 1990.
Taxi owners scrambled Friday to find replacement liability insurance after a major insurer failed, but the threat of immediate grounding of one-quarter of the city's taxi fleet was lifted.
Gerard Sweeney has jumped out of an airplane, so maybe rappelling down the side of his company's 31-story building for charity wasn't such a big deal.
SEPTA bus drivers, subway and trolley operators, and other transit workers will vote Sunday afternoon on authorizing a strike this year or early next year.
Economics in a nutshell: “While the existing home segment is starting to run, the new home portion continues to take only baby steps.”
Lawyers for Atlantic City and the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel are locked in an intensifying battle over as much as $30 million that Revel owes for property taxes and penalties.
The Street: A new study from Vanderbilt University found that obese women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs, compared to average size women and men -- even obese men.
The Street: An increasing number of breweries are using wet hops - just picked off the vine - to make beers. Using wet hops to make beer is like using fresh herbs and spices as opposed to dried ones. Here are 18 wet hop beers you should try that you can only get right now.
The Street: American Ebola concerns ebb and flow with the proximity of potential or proven infection : Dallas, New York and air travel in general . But there is one growing medical emergency that has been lingering for years – and subject to warnings of “a tragic end” since 1945. The growing legion of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 16 after 24 closures in all of 2013.
The interest rate pendulum has swung in favor of homeowners again.
Certain models of Arctic Cat's all-terrain vehicles are being recalled because a component failure can cause a loss of control.
DETROIT (AP) - The Canadian auto workers union says Canada has lost to Mexico in a bid to build engines for Ford Motor Co.
DALLAS (AP) - UPS might levy surcharges or even turn away some holiday shipments this year if retailers surprise the delivery giant by dropping off more packages than they had planned.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.
Four decades after settling in West Philadelphia, John Lindsay still speaks bluntly in the Yankee rhythms of his native Boston. After he got wind that a developer was eyeing his community garden at Powelton Avenue and Wiota Street, Lindsay responded by erecting a small billboard under one of his ornamental pear trees. "Jannie Blackwell wants 12 houses built here," it declares. For good measure, he includes a link to his "Save the Wiota St. Garden" Facebook page.

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