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K'nex toy maker to be auctioned by lender PNC Bank

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K'nex is being sold by lender PNC Bank at an auction scheduled for Jan. 29.

Shopping for a sweater or a new job? Philly-area malls offering both now

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The local shopping mall is increasingly hosting job fairs as part of its changing role in communities. Mall owners welcome such events as traditional retailers struggle and malls could use the traffic.

American announces new nonstop service from Philadelphia to Pensacola and 6 other stops

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The airline, which operates a Philadelphia hub, will launch new domestic destinations in June to seven destinations in the Midwest, the South, and the Southwest.

Amazon names Philadelphia in final 20 for new HQ2

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Amazon has announced that Philadelphia, along with Pittsburgh and Newark, were three of the 20 cities that made it on to the next round to be considered in its choice for its second North American headquarters.

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How good were predictions on Amazon's top cities for HQ2?

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When Amazon announced last year that it wanted to spend more than $5 billion to build a second headquarters with as many as 50,000 employees, it sparked a flurry of studies as to which metro areas had a chance to win the business that…

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What cities on Amazon shortlist have in common: a lifestyle appealing to tech workers | Changing Skyline

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There's a reason that the 20 cities were chosen for the semifinals of Amazon's HQ2 search.

Teva announces Philadelphia-area layoffs of more than 200

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Teva Pharmaceuticals, which has its North American headquarters in North Wales, will lay off 208 people this year at Philadelphia-area operations.

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If Amazon HQ2 lands in Newark, $7 billion in tax credits are waiting

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One of Chris Christie's last acts as governor was to approve tax incentives that could total about $7 billion if Amazon decides to put its second headquarters in Newark.

Safeguard Scientifics fires 15, about half its staff

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Safeguard Scientfics Inc., a Radnor investor in technology firms, fired 15 people this week, half its staff, as part of a plan to stop investing in new companies while focusing on supporting and selling existing investments in order to…

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Zombie retailers close stores in Philly and nationally, hoping for an online afterlife

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The Limited chain relaunched as an online-only brand last fall. Retail experts predict more retailers will be following The Limited's lead to save costs and as the value of the store as a giant billboard fades as more people shop online.

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With frigid weather, Peco's gas customers set new records

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Brace yourself for a bigger heating bill. Consumption of natural gas is hitting new records in suburban Philadelphia.

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Surging stocks boost Pa. pensions, eases taxpayers' burdens … a bit

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"Some of the worst-performing assets have generated the most fees," said the state treasurer.

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Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology

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Dropping from 17.5 million units in 2016 to 17.2 million in 2017 is not causing a panic among automakers. Technological advances mean buyers still have plenty of reasons to check out the Philadelphia Auto Show.

Toll Bros., long a Northeast and Mid-Atlantic builder, is now bigger out west

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Home builders used to sell on average 1.5 million to 2 million units annually, compared to 1.2 million currently, still well below historic norms. So even though its stock has nearly doubled in the last three years, Toll executives contend…

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Offshore oil drillers want another crack at N.J.'s Atlantic coast, and Trump wants to help

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The oil industry drilled 51 Atlantic offshore wells between 1976 and 1983, and hopes to resume under President Trump's plan to open most U.S. coastal waters to exploration.

Thursday, Jan 18

New Philadelphia loan program offers hope to residents with homes in disrepair

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Living in aging housing while battling poverty, Philadelphia residents often have few resources to help fix up their homes. A new loan program launching this summer offers low- and middle-income homeowners low-interest home repair loans -…

Marijuana patients who want to pack heat in Pa. should buy guns before registering for the drug

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Are you a gun enthusiast who plans to participate in the state's medical marijuana program? If you're planning on buying a new firearm, attorneys suggest you make that purchase before you take the first dose of your legally-obtained…

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.

Pa.'s first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors

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The dispensary held its grand opening on Wednesday, but patients still will have to wait another month until they can purchase their first products.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000

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NEW YORK (AP) - The volatility of the digital currency markets was on display again Wednesday, as bitcoin briefly fell below $10,000 before rebounding back above $11,000 in the U.S. afternoon.

If Supreme Court legalizes sports betting in N.J., FanDuel and DraftKings will be rocked

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But DraftKings and FanDuel have an early lead in identifying and serving a population of likely bettors.

Contract workers get tax cut under new law

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The new tax law lets "independent" workers deduct 20 percent of their income before paying the new, lower individual tax rates.

Liberty Property Trust sells King of Prussia corporate park portfolio to Philly-area investment group

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Liberty has been shedding suburban office buildings in recent years while focusing more on distribution-center properties.

Tuesday, Jan 16

New N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy faces monumental budget problems, including `a dagger to the heart' tax issue

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The economy lags, The budget is structurally out-of-whack. The pension plan is vastly under-funded; Massive school spending doesn't fully fund the aid formula and critical infrastructure needs may be unattainable. And then the new federal…

Temple University Hospital tops nationally in lung transplants

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Temple University Hospital performed 131 lung transplants last year, more than any other transplant center in the nation. It trailed the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in overall transplants.

Vanguard's new CEO doesn't like reading good news about his firm

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"We hate reading articles about Vanguard being tops in cash flow or about Vanguard's size and success. I'd like to toss those aside and talk about what we are trying to do to improve the experience for clients."

GoPuff to begin deliveries to Ardmore and Bethlehem

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GoPuff, the four-year-old on-demand delivery start-up founded by former Drexel students, continues to target millennial-rich enclaves and will begin delivering snacks, ice cream, and household essentials to Ardmore and Bethlehem later this…

Monday, Jan 15

Job Fair at Oxford Valley Mall on Wednesday for 1,000 jobs

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The New Year Job Fair takes place at Oxford Valley Mall on Wednesday offering 1,000 jobs in many fields.

To please users and halt fake news, Facebook makes it harder for real news outlets

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Last Thursday, Facebook said it would change its News Feed algorithm to prioritize posts from friends and family that spark the most interaction over posts from brands and publishers.

In the military? You may be eligible for a new retirement plan

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Members of the uniformed services can choose between the traditional retirement plan for federal workers

A pay-raise rant goes bad and reveals angst of workers

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President Trump says his corporate tax cuts are setting off a domino effect that will finally end the long, lean years for American wage-earners. And there are a handful of very public commitments to increase pay that seemingly back that…