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Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to charity.

Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew's college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fort...

Payday lenders

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The big profits of payday lenders may be over

About 12 million Americans take out payday loans every year. It's a big -- and controversial -- business.

Local economist says economy continues to improve

Local economist says economy continues to improve

Kamran Afshar spoke to members of the Lehigh County Bar Association on Thursday.

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PaG&E to refund $2.3 million to state consumers

A proposed settlement has been reached with an electric generation supplier accused of deceptively marketing its variable electric rates to Pennsylvania consumers, many of whom filed complaints about spikes in their rates during the winter of 2014.

Wall Street

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Bad news: Stocks likely to fall further

Corporate earnings for the first quarter are probably going to stink like a giant pile of dirty laundry in a teenager's bedroom.

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Microsoft tells its contractors: Give workers paid time off

Microsoft wants its security guards, janitors and cooks to have paid time off.

Lufthansa

Jonathan Schaer/CNN

How safe are European airlines?

The plane crash in the French Alps Tuesday has turned the spotlight on the safety record of Europe's airlines.

Uber, car taxi service app

John R. Coughlin/CNN

The great tech debate: Are we in a bubble or not?

Y Combinator's Sam Altman is just the latest to sound off on what he thinks of that question: Is there, or isn't there, a tech bubble?

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Only 40% from middle class who start college earn bachelor's degree

Here's a little-known, scary stat: More than half of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor's degree within six to eight years.

The low graduation rate has big implications for young adults' ability to remain in the middle class, ...

Two local employees will be featured on box of Cheerios

Two local employees will be featured on box of Cheerios

You may notice some familiar faces at your breakfast table.

Changes coming to the Express-Times

Changes coming to the Express-Times

Beginning May 1, staff will become employees of NJ Advance Media, a digital media company launched in June 2014.

SunnyBrook Ballroom

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Stokesay owners to invest $3M in SunnyBrook Ballroom

Owners of the Stokesay Castle in Berks County are set to make their mark on another landmark in neighboring Montgomery County.

Stocks tank Jan 5

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Dow tumbles 292 points as economy shows cracks

Wall Street is no longer cheering bad economic news.

The Dow dropped 292 points and the S&P 500 declined almost 1.5% after the latest in a long line of alarming economic reports.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq tumbled over 2.3% -- its biggest drop in nearly a ...

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