With bills stacking up, federal employees flock to anonymous donor’s no-cost loans

“As much as we would like to go back to work and serve the people of America,” said one federal worker who received a loan Sunday, “it’s difficult when you’re not in a position to pay your bills.”

Motormouth: No, cars don’t veer right on purpose to avoid head-on crashes

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.

Motormouth: No, cars don’t veer right on purpose to avoid head-on crashes

Columnist Bob Weber answers all your car questions.

Starbucks CEO is mulling an independent run in 2020

Advisers to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have been exploring the possibility of launching an independent bid for the White House in 2020, according to two people who have been informed of the discussions.

Starbucks CEO is mulling an independent run in 2020

Advisers to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have been exploring the possibility of launching an independent bid for the White House in 2020, according to two people who have been informed of the discussions.

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U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook

Regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the record.

Anonymous donor puts up $500,000 for interest-free loans for Philly-area federal employees

The loans cost nothing and require no cosigners. They must be repaid 90 days after the government reopens.

Legal sports betting set to launch at Harrah’s in Delco, just in time for the Super Bowl

“The Book,” as Harrah’s calls its sportsbook, will be the fourth outlet for legal sports wagering to open in the Philadelphia area.

More overdose deaths in counties where big pharma spent more on marketing, study finds

U.S. counties where doctors received high volumes of opioid marketing saw more prescriptions and, in turn, more overdose deaths, according to a study funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and published by the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center.

More ex-Wilmington Trust bankers sentenced to prison

Two more bankers at what was once the Philadelphia area's largest locally-based bank were sentenced to federal prison for lying about massive loan losses.

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Jack Bogle was a cheerful pessimist, a master salesman, Vanguard’s builder and voice

Bogle's frank, disarming, cheerful style made people believe that they could understand money and time.

2019 Mazda CX-9 provides sportiness in three rows

How does the aging Mazda CX-9 hold up to Subaru's new three-row Ascent crossover? Second of two parts.

Philadelphia could be hot destination for medical malpractice suits, again, under proposed rule

The proposal would eliminate a rule adopted in 2003 that restricted where medical malpractice lawsuits can be filed.

At the heart of the hottest cryptocurrency, Tron, is a University of Pennsylvania graduate

Like many of the startups that surged in value before crashing during the digital-asset market bubble, the company features a young entrepreneur, questions about usage of its main product and a lot of hype.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.

N.J. governor, lawmakers reach deal on $15-an-hour minimum wage

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the Democratic leaders of the Legislature say they've reached a deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024

Stocks climb on report US may pare back tariffs on China

US stocks finish with solid gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China

Pennsylvania casinos took in $16 million in sports bets in Dec. How much did state make in taxes?

Pa. casinos generated $2M in revenue on $16.2 M in sports bets wagered in December, and there will be more coming after Thursday's opening of a new sportsbook in Philly's stadium complex.

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