Here's your look at five stories we're following today and through the weekend:
1. PGW deal dead: Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corp. has terminated its offer to buy Philadelphia Gas Works.
3. NAACP leadership: The Philadelphia NAACP is set to choose its next leader in a Saturday vote.
4. Sandy response: New Jersey lawmakers are scheduled to announce developments in the federal government's response to Superstorm Sandy today, potentially leading to more help for homeowners affected by the storm.