Saturday, September 5, 2015

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SEPTA general manager Joseph M. Casey will step down on Sept. 30, after seven years in the position and 34 years with SEPTA.
An insurer of taxicabs in the Philadelphia region has been ordered liquidated by a Washington, D.C., court. Pinelands Insurance Co. Risk Retention Group Inc. is the second taxi insurer in less than a year to fail, following the insolvency of First Keystone Risk Retention Group Inc. last October.
The fall, after summer vacations and the kids are back in school, historically is a good time to snag bargain airfares - at least on certain competitive routes.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.
PPA says it’s rare for them to be out of service, but it’s up to you to find a working one.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday.
Airline passengers flying into Philadelphia the week before Pope Francis' visit will be able to purchase a regular fare ticket on the SEPTA's Regional Rail Airport Line to go from Philadelphia International Airport to Center City.
Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority opened a new legal front against the taxi service UberX on Friday, seeking about $300,000 in fines - about $1,000 a day for the last 10 months - for illegally operating a taxi service in the city.
Sobered by modest sales of rail passes for next month's papal visit, SEPTA officials changed their tune Thursday from dire warnings to warm invitations.
The Street: "We tried to look at it from both the parents' point of view -- 'I want my kid in something safe and economical' -- and the kids' point of view: 'I want something that's fun to drive and has the right features,'" says Jack Nerad, executive editorial director of KBB.
For motorists stuck in traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway or I-95, it may be of little comfort, but highway congestion in the Philadelphia region isn't as bad as it is in many other urban areas.
NEW YORK (AP) - The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.
NEW YORK - It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia $50,000 for giving cash advances to 11 individuals who asked to be banned from casinos in Pennsylvania.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc , known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a "Chubby Chipotle" ad campaign from the food industry group whose "Nanny" ads helped sink New York City's ban on super-sized sugary drinks.
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NEW YORK - It's an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it Friday.
WASHINGTON - The pace of U.S. jobs growth cooled slightly last month, but the unemployment rate continued to fall, new government data showed Friday, providing a muddled picture of economic momentum as the Federal Reserve meets to consider its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade.
The U.S. government wants to make sure you don't miss televised events such as the Super Bowl or the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"
By Jaime Hamre VARADERO, Cuba (Reuters) - Cubans are flocking to the beach in record numbers before a possible end to the U.S. travel ban that would...