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Tech to protect children from school shootings? Medical school dropout’s Manayunk startup is on it

Manayunk start-up Kognition uses artificial intelligence, facial-recognition software, and smart devices capable of many things, including locking doors (without human intervention) if a shooter is detected in a school.

‘Stay the Course’: John Bogle rates his Vanguard CEO successors

The longtime head (now retired) of Malvern-based Vanguard Group has written his 12th book, full of the pointed, direct advice he's known for, plus a look back (and forward) at the history, future, and mission of his company.

‘Stay the Course’: John Bogle rates his Vanguard CEO successors

The longtime head (now retired) of Malvern-based Vanguard Group has written his 12th book, full of the pointed, direct advice he's known for, plus a look back (and forward) at the history, future, and mission of his company.

Bankrupt Performance Bicycle starts store-closing sales; Philly warehouse gets layoff warning

"We are working to stabilize" an import business strained by high debt, a slow off-season, and Trump tariffs, said Patrick Cunnane, whose wife, Democrat Madeleine Dean, was elected to Congress to represent Montgomery County.

Bankrupt Performance Bicycle starts store-closing sales; Philly warehouse gets layoff warning

"We are working to stabilize" an import business strained by high debt, a slow off-season, and Trump tariffs, said Patrick Cunnane, whose wife, Democrat Madeleine Dean, was elected to Congress to represent Montgomery County.

Pa.’s first sports-betting casino attracts a younger crowd

Hollywood Casino was first out of the gate of the five Pennsylvania casinos licensed to offer sports betting because it quickly converted an existing room used for simulcasting horse racing into a sportsbook.

Pa.’s first sports-betting casino attracts a younger crowd

Hollywood Casino was first out of the gate of the five Pennsylvania casinos licensed to offer sports betting because it quickly converted an existing room used for simulcasting horse racing into a sportsbook.
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Pennsbury schools will reopen Monday, but boil-water alert remains in force

Pennsbury School District says bottled water will be supplied to eight schools served by Pennsylvania American's tainted treatment plant.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia closes three former parish sites

Archbishop Chaput approved the closure of two Philadelphia worship sites and one in Coatesville, as of Jan. 7.

What was the threat from gas leak that jammed traffic over the Delaware River?

There have been "numerous explosions" of ethylene oxide in industrial situations; the bridge was shut as a precaution

‘This is a business proposition … not charity:’ Philly’s eds and meds buy-local program debuts

The inspiration is a 2014 finding by the city Controller's Office that $5.3 billion is spent annually on goods and services by the city's 34 universities and hospitals, with just $2.7 billion of it from businesses located in Philadelphia.

Long-delayed Philly stadium casino sets 2020 target for start-up

Developers of Philly's long-delayed second casino say construction will start in early 2019. "We're at the final stage."

Parx, SugarHouse get green light to launch sports betting soon

State regulators approved licenses of bookmakers at Parx, Sugarhouse, clearing the path for sports betting to launch.

Pa. gaming board rejects Lombardi’s Pizza for alleged mob ties

Law enforcement alleged that organized crime was attempting to get a toehold in Parx Casino through Lombardi's.

Will ETFs, their prices dependent on hedge fund billions, stay aligned in the next market panic?

"Robust competition within the trading ecosystem ensures that ETF transaction costs are fair and in line with the costs and risks incurred by firms" that trade against ETF investors, says a sponsor.

Gasket failure caused Croda gas leak that closed Delaware Memorial Bridge for record number of hours

The company blamed the installation during construction of a faulty pipe gasket.

Update: Holtec’s Singh plans to build $680 million factory to boost nuclear power in India

The Holtec factory would "give India autonomous capability to produce systems and components to support the country's planned expansion of nuclear generation."

Philadelphia launches push to get hospitals and universities to buy local

The initial aim is to localize $500 million in contract opportunities at 13 city hospitals and universities and create as many as 5,000 living-wage, middle-skill jobs.

Leak at newly-expanded Delaware River chemical plant jams highways

"Suppliers didn't want to run the risk" of sending volatile ethylene oxide by rail more than 1,000 miles north, so the company is making its own.

Update: Taiwan investigates $20M transfer to Philly firm run by Congresswoman-elect’s husband

The Investigation Division of Taiwan's Ministry of Justice is investigating a $20 million January investment by Taiwan-based Ideal Bicycle Co. in bicycle distributor Advanced Sports Inc.

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