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HARRISBURG - After several high-profile ethics violations by top staffers, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has revised its code of conduct for employees and implemented a new code for firms doing business with the agency.
The extensive and valuable art collection owned by the Philadelphia School District should be freed from a decade in storage and publicly displayed once more, the city controller told the school superintendent Wednesday.
Among the thorny issues surrounding the shutdown of Revel at the end of Labor Day weekend is the fate of the $129 million utility plant that heats and cools the massive money-losing Atlantic City casino-hotel and is crucial to preserving the building itself.
Standing amid scaffolding and building materials at the AQ Rittenhouse apartment and retail project in Center City on Wednesday, Stephen Pouppirt, president of Clemens Construction Co. Inc., almost couldn't keep count of all the major projects his company is handling this summer.
Comcast Corp. has resurrected the hyperlocal news site EveryBlock in Philadelphia. The social-media site (www.everyblock.com) aggregates more than 600 data feeds.
New Jersey's largest utility says the $8.1 billion it is spending over 10 years on transmission projects is powering more than the electrical grid - it's putting a lot of juice into the state's economy.
These amazing images of gold, copper, and diamond mines show some of the most spectacular in the world. (0:55)
The Microsoft founder is backing a bill in Washington state that would require a criminal background check for all gun transfers, including online and private purchases - even gun shows. (1:00)
The Street: Researchers at Proofpoint, a data security firm, discovered the large-scale attack, which apparently originated in Moscow.
Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.
The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.
SYDNEY (AP) - Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.
NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could be one of the world's largest IPOs.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.
U.S. stocks drifted mostly higher Wednesday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index set a record for the third day in a row. Trading volume was about one-third below average ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. with many investors away on vacation.
Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee, leading United Auto Workers leaders to chide Tennessee Republicans for their opposition to the union increasing its influence in the state.
The drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen Corp., which is - and will remain - headquartered in Chesterbrook, said Tuesday that it would add at least 185 employees during the next three years in Conshohocken.