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ATLANTIC CITY – Vidilia Ormolea stayed true to her favorite casino here to the bitter end, squeezing in a final visit to Trump Plaza Sunday – despite peeling wallpaper in the hotel rooms and other signs of a yearslong decline.
Internet freedom activists are holding a rally Monday outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia to protest Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
Court filings Friday added some tension to Revel Casino Hotel's next bankruptcy hearing, scheduled for Monday morning in Camden.
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) - In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes.
Formally, the decision to rescue Bankers Trust would be made by the Clearing House Association, represented by the eight members of the Clearing House Committee headed by William Purves Gest. . . . But in practice the Clearing House Committee would not act without the assent of Drexel & Co. ...
How do you get a giant creature named after you? The world's largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani - Schran's Fearless - honors Adam Schran, founder of a Philadelphia software firm, who looks and sounds as if he is still a student at brainy Haverford College, where he graduated in 1998.
There are new plans, and a new developer - Carl Dranoff - joining with Kenny Gamble to bring housing and commerce to South Street.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down in November.
The Street: The words "nonprofit" or "charity" typically have a positive ring to it. When donating to a nonprofit, we tend to think we're giving money to those in need and only for those in need.
The Street: Most of us enjoy going out with a few friends to our favorite chain restaurant. We like to sink our teeth into a Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse , some boneless barbecue wings at Buffalo Wild Wings or soup and a sandwich at Panera .
Glenn E. Straub, a South Florida investor, emerged from nowhere this week with his $90 million cash bid for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.
President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.
The Street: When donating to a nonprofit, you like to think that most of your money is going towards its stated goal, and that the nonprofit spends most of its money towards making the world a better place.
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