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NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy and is hoping next week's U.N. climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.
Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.
NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it received a license to keep working beyond the sanctions' deadline in order to complete the work.
PhillyDeals: Region's Business, the regional journal backed by investor Raymond Perelman two years ago, has relaunched as Malvern-based monthly magazine with a smoother-looking Web site.
PhillyDeals: Lindsey Scannapieco's Scout Ltd. LLC says this morning that Philadelphia's state-controlled School Reform Commission and its cash-strapped school district have picked Scout over other applicants "to transform the historic, vacant Edward W. Bok School in South Philadelphia into a creative anchor for the burgeoning East Passyunk neighborhood featuring studios and live-work space for the maker community."
PhillyDeals: Proceeds from the IPO will benefit its British owners as the bank seeks U.S. growth.
Unemployment rose in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in August, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday.
Talking Small Biz: Startup hopes to bridge disconnect between how men's-focused American artisans sell their goods and how guys shop.
The Street: Struggling large-box retailers Sears and Toys R Us , which sell merchandise easily bought from a mobile device, are using a surprising tactic to forestall death.
The Street: It may not be as hot of a shopping month as November and December, but September still offers some pretty amazing prices on certain types of products. In fact, some things come even cheaper in September than they do during the holiday season and other times of the year
NEW YORK (AP) - Moody's Investors Services maintained its rating on United Kingdom government-backed bonds Friday, a day after voters in Scotland decided against national independence.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countries after bailout loans are completed this year, despite concerns from rescue lenders that an early general election could unravel years of painful cost-cutting reforms.
The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.
NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will wind down a drilling project in Russia in compliance with U.S. sanctions, but said it received a license to keep working beyond the sanctions' deadline in order to complete the work.
The Street: People have always lined up to buy the new iPhone. But according to media reports, the crowds waiting for the iPhone 6, which went on sale Friday, are breaking records all over the world.
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