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"Ride-share" services Uber and Lyft won temporary authority on Thursday to operate in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County. In another development, taxi cabs in Philadelphia will be required to install security cameras this year, following approval Thursday by the state Independent Regulatory Review Commission.
Chanting "Keep Showboat open," hundreds of casino workers and supporters staged a noisy, enthusiastic protest Thursday night on the Atlantic City Boardwalk aimed at getting the owners of the Showboat Casino Hotel to reverse their decision to close it next month.
Home sellers in Pennsylvania are under no obligation to disclose if a house was the site of a murder, a suicide, or even satanic rituals, according to...
The news about deadly crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch, followed by wave upon wave of recalls, did not bode well for General Motors dealers earlier this year. It conjured visions of worried, frustrated drivers pouring onto lots like Raymond Chevrolet, outside of Chicago. But according to Robbie Long, service director for the dealer and nearby Ray Chevrolet, what looked like "great adversity" has turned into an opportunity.
While the United States is in the middle of a solid economic expansion that has restored all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession, New Jersey...
The Street: A used car hasn't always been a great deal since the recession, but buyers in some U.S. towns are finding them a much easier sale than others.
The Street: Pick the odd city out: Chicago; Winter Haven, Fla.; or Newport Beach, Calif. And know such a place is where you do not want to even think about buying a home today.
The Street: This is the first in a series examining some $65 billion of penalties paid by the banks over bad mortgages.
The Street: According to, 67% of consumers plan to renovate within the next six months and some 32% will spend over $10,000 on renovations.
It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.
A Bucks County videographer has settled claims by the state that he failed to provide dozens of couples with their wedding videos over several years, the state Attorney General's Office announced Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have closed a small lender in Illinois, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 14 after 24 closures in all of 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
NEW YORK (AP) - Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.
SEATTLE (AP) - An employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Gold prices settled higher Friday as unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East draws traders into their hiding spots.
Tensions are mounting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where protesting union carpenters - excluded, unfairly they say, from working at the complex - plan another big protest Friday morning.
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