In neighborhood after neighborhood undergoing gentrification, the outright theft of homes is becoming an especially virulent problem in Philadelphia.
The battle over the property at the corner of 40th and Sansom Streets comes as the Office of Property Assessment faces scrutiny over its practices.
The nation’s largest cable-TV company reported only modest subscription losses, a big internet customer gain, and $5 billion in Sky revenue.
The next few weeks could be rough on heating bills and highway budgets.
Union officials say financial hardship and a coordinated protest could lead to a surge of IRS employees missing work as the government shutdown continues.
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