Pennsylvania News

  • U.S. Stocks Rise as Ukraine Tensions Ease Amid Earnings

    Updated 39 minutes ago

    U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its best week since July, as earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley beat estimates and concern eased that the Ukraine crisis may worsen.

  • U.S. Stocks Rise While Bonds Decline on Ukraine, Earnings

    Updated 37 minutes ago

    The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July and Treasuries fell the most in a month as tensions eased over Ukraine and earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley topped estimates.

  • Obamacare Enrollment Got Younger in Late Surge, Officials Say

    Updated 1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    People who waited until the last minute to sign up for Obamacare were significantly younger than those first in line, as the percentage of enrollees younger than 35 jumped in the last month, officials said.

  • Maryland Resident Linked to ‘Jihad Jane’ Gets 5 Years

    Updated 2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    A 20-year-old Maryland resident tied to the “Jihad Jane” plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to support and train terrorists.

  • Treasuries Fall Most in a Month as Ukraine Talks End in Accord

    Updated 2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    Treasuries fell, pushing 10-year note yields up the most in a month, as talks on the crisis in Ukraine ended with an accord aimed at de-escalating the conflict, damping haven demand.

  • Treasury Five-Year Notes Near Cheapest Since 2010 on Fed

    Treasuries fell as reports showed initial jobless claims were lower than forecast last week and a manufacturing index expanded, adding to speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at some point next year.

  • Jobless Claims in U.S. Hover Near Lowest Level Since 2007

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance payments hovered last week near the lowest level in almost seven years, and consumer confidence improved, showing the world’s largest economy is speeding up.

  • U.S. Agent Lures Romanian Hackers in Subway Data Heist

    U.S. Secret Service Agent Matt O’Neill was growing nervous. For three months, he’d been surreptitiously monitoring hackers’ communications and watching as they siphoned thousands of credit card numbers from scores of U.S. retailers.

  • Boston Attacks Mark Major Shift in Who’s Buying Terror Insurance

    For landlord Peter Zagorianakos, terrorism insurance wasn’t a necessity until the bombs went off last April at the Boston Marathon and revealed a frightening pattern.

  • Christie Rail Kill Misses Lowest Rates as N.J. Lags U.S.

    The moonscape highways around Fort Lee, New Jersey, have left cracked axles, bent rims and chunks of tire strewn across the lot at George Washington Bridge Towing. While the traffic jams Governor Chris Christie’s crew engineered here are gone, these broken vehicle parts show that the consequences of their boss’s economic choices endure.

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