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Trump tweets his support for tax-deferred 401Ks


"There will be NO change to your 401(k)," Trump said Monday on Twitter.


How Philly 100 firms stay focused amid crush of new technology


A key challenge for digital services firms in the Philly 100 is setting boundaries for what they do for clients.


Lifestyle trends help shape 'must-haves' in new homes


In today's plugged-in world, home owners are looking for a place to unwind and spend time with family and friends. Home design is reflecting their preferences.


Women who own businesses find bank loans harder to get


A survey of companies with up to $100 million in annual revenue found that 30 percent of those owned by women were able to get bank loans during the previous three months, compared to half of all companies surveyed.

Not very Victorian: Cape May residents want power station to go somewhere else


There is concern that the proposed Atlantic City Electric building would ruin the town's historic look.

Insider Transactions

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Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors, and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC.

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jTreasury Auctions 4-week bills, Oct. 24; 3-month, 6-month bills, Oct. 23; 1-year bills, Nov. 7; 2-year notes, Oct. 24; 3-year notes, Nov. 7; 5-year notes, Oct. 25; 7-year notes, Oct. 26; 10-year notes, Nov. 8; 30-year notes, Nov. 9; 5…

At the Convention Centers

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At the Convention Centers; Conventions expecting 500 or more to attend.

Sunday, Oct 22


Holiday Spirit


The holiday shopping rush is just around the corner, the most important annual test of retailers' merchandising, marketing, and supply-chain muscle.


Murphy's experience, ideas make him the best choice to be N.J.'s next governor | Endorsement


Committed to being a full-time governor, Democrat Phil Murphy, 59, of Middletown, says he would make the state a leader once again in environmental protection and economic growth.

Wildfires scorched marijuana crops, possibly complicating California’s rollout of legal sales


Cannabis businesses are not eligible for any type of federal disaster relief.

Saturday, Oct 21


Coming home to Pennsport, after nearly 30 years


Nancy Hayes rented out her first home for almost 30 years. She remodeled and moved back in last summer.


A record week for Wall Street

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Wall Street capped a week with no shortage of milestones with a few more Friday.


How Reading Terminal Market plans to compete with Amazon's Whole Foods

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The iconic market is launching a set of 21st century innovations, driven by competition from a new wave of grocers.


New GlaxoSmithKline shingles vaccine gets FDA approval

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GlaxoSmithKline wins U.S. regulatory approval to commercialize its shingles vaccine, Shingrix, which offered 90 percent protection against the virus in older adults.

Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 posts

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he is considering dual nominations for the Federal Reserve's top two jobs.

Friday, Oct 20


Wells Fargo: 4 currency executives no longer work at bank

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NEW YORK (AP) - Three high-level foreign exchange executives and a currency trader have left Wells Fargo, the bank that has been through several investigations after a scandal over millions of fake accounts and another over auto insurance…


Merck cuts 1,800 sales jobs nationwide, will add 960

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Merck will cut 1,800 sales jobs nationwide, but add 960 to a new 'chronic care' sales force. Merck does not know how many cuts will be local. Merck employs more than 12,000 in Pennsylvania, and is the largest private employer in Montgomery…


Among recent Brandywine deals: Apartment developer LCOR's acquisition in Malvern

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Philadelphia-based Brandywine disclosed the transaction this week in a report on its quarterly financial performance, listing it among $459.3 million in property sales this year.

Amid state budget battle, PLCB hires advisers for Wolf's $1.25 billion borrowing proposal

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Friday voted to hire financial and legal advisers to help pursue Gov. Wolf's proposal to borrow $1.25 billion against future profits of the state's alcoholic beverage control arm.


The Equifax fraud makes your credit info cheaper to steal, in time for Christmas

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Since the Equifax hack, the black-market cost of your personal data has gotten so cheap, they're almost giving you away.

5 Wits debuts at Plymouth Meeting Mall to offer adventure amid shopping

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Computer-controlled special effects, elaborate theme rooms, and immersing participants in a video game- or movie-like setting are the elements 5 Wits uses. The venue opened this Thursday at Plymouth Meeting Mall is its sixth location.


With $16 million gift, gay causes get a big boost

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Funds at the Philadelphia Foundation will support LGBT causes in perpetuity, thanks to Mel Heifetz' generosity.

Climate change could spell disaster for coffee, but science may offer a solution

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Scientists are racing to develop more tenacious strains of one of the world's most beloved beverages.


Pennsylvania unemployment shrinks as payrolls hit new high


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in September for the second straight month, as payrolls hit a record high and the labor force tightened again.

Jimmy Rollins' South Jersey home can be yours for $799,000

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The 5,300-square-foot Swedesboro property on 2.5 acres includes all the amenities you'd expect for an MLB player: pool, gym, game area, oversized garage.

J-Roll's South Jersey home


The house in Swedesboro that Jimmy Rollins purchased in 2005 is on the market for $799,000.

While Congress and Trump fiddle, the rest of us get set to pay taxes


The contribution for those who put money into 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan has increased to $18,500, from $18,000. But the limit on annual contributions to an IRA remains unchanged at $5…

Where are Philly's jobs? Protesters cited at Center City hotel

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Where is the restaurant and those restaurant jobs? That was the question asked by protesters cited by police Thursday when they massed at the Aloft Hotel at Broad and Arch. They say the hotel is on tap to receive government money, but hasn…

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