Monday, December 22, 2014

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A five-year, $82 million project to replace seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway will also remodel the cultural spine of the city.
Best: Virgin. Worst: the airline formerly known as American Eagle.
Airline mishandle your baggage this year? You weren’t alone. More than 1.6 million pieces of luggage were lost, damaged, delayed or riffled through...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard - an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.
PARIS (AP) - Airbus has at last delivered its first A350 jet, handing over the wide-body plane to Qatar Airways after years of delays and a multibillion-dollar redesign.
Frontier Airlines announced Friday a one-day fare sale for Friday to celebrate the launch of new nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla. that start on Saturday.
SEPTA will spend $55.5 million to replace the 120-year-old Crum Creek rail bridge on the busy Media-Elwyn line in Delaware County, after approval by the SEPTA board Thursday.
SEPTA's plan to expand rail service to King of Prussia got a major boost from the state with last year's transportation-funding bill. Yet two years into the project's planning, funding remains its largest hurdle.
More than 25 percent of Philadelphia taxis may be forced off the streets by Friday evening for lack of adequate insurance coverage, the Philadelphia Parking Authority said Thursday.
Seven aging bridges over the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) will be replaced over the next five years at a cost of $64.8 million, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Friday.
Ride-sharing company Lyft won approval Thursday from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to operate throughout Pennsylvania - except in Philadelphia.
The Federal Railroad Administration has set a Feb. 10 public hearing on a dispute between SEPTA and Regional Rail employees on a safety rule designed to limit workers' fatigue on the job.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A bus driver who has shuttled passengers between New Jersey and New York City with no accidents for 43 years is retiring.
To help connect the region's bicycle and pedestrian paths, the William Penn Foundation has given $8.6 million for a planned 750-mile trail network.
Sometimes, Richard J. Cohen says, people are under the mistaken impression that nonprofits don't have to pay as much attention to the bottom line as their for-profit brethren in the corporate world.
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"?
They're both professionals who can get along without her money.
Economics in a nutshell: “The housing market may still be improving, but it is doing so with two steps forward and one back.”
MILAN (AP) - Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.
The long retreat of DuPont Co. from the city it long personified took a giant leap Monday when the chemical-maker announced it would move about 1,000 employees, including its chief executive officer, from the center of troubled Wilmington to a suburban office park.
In a record year for health-care acquisitions, some of the largest pharmaceutical companies tried to sell their portfolios of older drugs - and failed.
Federal regulators said on Monday that Time Warner Cable Inc.'s failure to produce 31,000 documents will delay its review of the Comcast Corp./Time Warner Cable deal by three weeks.
The health-care economic landscape shifted again Monday when Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager, chose sides in the high-priced market for hepatitis C medication.
Pennsylvania utility regulators say that 23,213 households throughout the state lack heat compared with 19,653 households without heat a year ago, according to its Cold Weather Survey.
HAVANA (AP) - U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren't doing yet - at least most of the time - is lounging in the sun and sipping mojitos at white-sand-beach resorts.
Joining an increasingly crowded field of automakers producing zero-emissions alternative fuel vehicles, Honda’s FCV hydrogen-powered concept car is to make its U.S. debut at the January North American International Auto Show in Detroit.