NEW YORK - A seesaw day for U.S. stocks ended with slight losses Thursday, giving the market its fourth drop in a row.
WASHINGTON - A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers, including one in New Jersey, has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans, and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday.
Stepping gingerly into one of the finance industry's longest-running controversies, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that it has begun shaping rules to govern payday loans and other small, short-term credit offered at triple-digit interest rates - products that consumer advocates have for years labeled debt traps.
City Council on Thursday approved a controversial bill that would allow two huge, animated, three-dimensional billboards in Center City. Councilman Mark Squilla's ordinance permitting the hybrid-movie screen/digital sculptures, dubbed "urban experiential displays," passed, 15-1. A companion bill authorizing location of the boards and specifying the approval process passed 13-3.
U.S. flight regulations make it less likely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit as French prosecutors say the Germanwings copilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst said Thursday.
BUCKS COUNTY County helps finance advanced data center in Fairless Hills FAIRLESS HILLS The county has approved $2 million in financing and loan guarantees to help launch a new advanced data center in Fairless Hills that will support the cloud-based storage and large computer networks used by companies along the East Coast.
The lone demolition company still under contract to perform some work as part of Camden's large-scale demolition project backed out of the agreement Thursday, according to the city.
Five days after Christmas, Tommy Joshua received an e-mail from a Philadelphia Housing Authority official that threatened to bulldoze the preceding three years of his life. The agency would be testing soil on land it owned in Sharswood, a neighborhood defined by its two 18-story project towers and the expanse of vacant land that surrounds them.
Nicole DeGuio will do anything to find her missing sister. She has even knocked on a pimp's door in a dicey Philadelphia neighborhood and handed out condoms to prostitutes in hopes they would be able to give her information.