T-Mobile executives were Trump customers while seeking deal approval

Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value and give it a huge new chunk of the cellphone market. But for T-Mobile, one hurdle remained: Its deal needed approval from the Trump administration.

John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89

Mr. Bogle pioneered low-cost, low-fee investing that was ridiculed at first, but would enable millions of ordinary Americans to build wealth.

John Bogle, who founded Vanguard and revolutionized retirement savings, dies at 89

Mr. Bogle pioneered low-cost, low-fee investing that was ridiculed at first, but would enable millions of ordinary Americans to build wealth.

Pennsylvania gamblers lost $3.25 billion in 2018; Parx Casino got the most at $603 million

Parx Casino in Bensalem once again reigned as the state’s biggest-grossing casino, reporting $603 million won from gamblers last year.

Pennsylvania gamblers lost $3.25 billion in 2018; Parx Casino got the most at $603 million

Parx Casino in Bensalem once again reigned as the state’s biggest-grossing casino, reporting $603 million won from gamblers last year.

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Vanguard top forecaster compares U.S. economy to Rocky: Recession unlikely, but economy may take a beating

“There are legitimate concerns for the economic outlook. But the theme for 2019. in my mind. is a boxing analogy: down but not out. Even if Rocky wins the fight, he takes a beating," Vanguard chief economist Joe Davis said.

Why should Jefferson’s cancer center get property-tax exemption? asks suburban school district

The Upper Moreland School District has joined an emerging trend of cash-strapped schools questioning why some highly-profitable organizations should be let off the hook for property taxes.

Are Philly-area nonprofits really making a difference? Foundations put up $3 million to find out

Foundations want nonprofits to document what they do and prove they get results, but traditionally haven't wanted any of their grants to be used for those efforts. That's changing in Philadelphia.

Financial services firm Univest is bringing back an old Philadelphia name to capitalize on the brand

The change was prompted by how Girard Partners has gained clients and assets despite harsh conditions for registered investment advisers its size.

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

A Gillette ad encouraging men to "say the right thing" and "act the right way" is drawing online ire.

Downtown Philly’s first marijuana dispensary to host cannabis conference, a week before opening

Retired sports stars, pain specialists, medical professionals and a best-selling graphic novelist are participating in the day-long event on Jan. 17 at Beyond/Hello in Philadelphia's Center City

Volunteer at this boot camp to help other Philadelphians get ready for home ownership

“Clarifi is seeking enthusiastic and reliable individuals who are interested in working one-on-one to help one of Clarifi’s Boot Camp participants take meaningful steps towards their goal of homeownership,” the non-profit said in a statement.

Raymond G. Perelman, master investor and philanthropist, dies at 101

He was a master businessman who bought and sold companies with abandon. He also became one of the Philadelphia region’s greatest philanthropists, leaving his mark at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond.

Will banks be cautious in 2019? Small businesses thinking of getting loans may want to act now

The message is clear to small business owners: credit could very well tighten in 2019. If you’re thinking of getting financing – and your books are in order – now may be the best time to act.

Eddystone glass recycling company doubles operation at former Baldwin Locomotive Works building

AeroAggregates can now convert 140 million empty beer bottles a year -- one case of beer for every person in the Philadelphia area -- into useful construction material.

Walmart pharmacies to stop being part of CVS Health’s prescription drug network

Walmart Inc. pharmacies will no longer be part of the networks where most consumers with CVS Health Corp. drug plans can pick up their prescriptions, after a dispute between the two giant companies over pricing.

Coming to a store near you: Giant to get a 6-foot-5, googly eyed robot to scan aisles for hazards

A robot will soon scan aisles for hazards like a fallen bag of sugar and alert workers to clean up the mess. By 2020, they will have the capability to scan shelves for out-of-stock items.

Philly contractor faces $45,000 in OSHA fines for Brewerytown building collapse that killed one in June

Contractor Harvey Figgs was killed when the property he was demolishing by hand collapsed, dumping bricks and rubble on top of him. OSHA determined that his employer, Gama Wrecking Inc., had not properly braced walls and floors, or set up a "personal fall arrest system."

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