Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer
DETROIT - Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has found.
The Federal Reserve's latest signals on interest rates gave U.S. stocks a lift for much of Wednesday, but the rally didn't last.
Income inequality may be an issue in presidential politics, but corporate defenders of the status quo aren't letting that stop their railing against wage increases. Some are even blaming higher pay for Walmart's decision to close dozens of stores.
By Andrew Stober Last week, a woman and her two children, one 5 years old and the other an infant, were struck and injured in a hit-and-run while crossing a street around the corner from my home in South Philadelphia. On the same day, the Kenney administration announced plans to appoint a "complete streets commissioner." In a single day, then, the city had seen a brutal example of its traffic violence crisis as well as some hope for a solution.
ISSUE | SS UNITED STATES Restore ship's sparkle in Philadelphia The SS United States Conservancy has tentatively sold the venerable ocean liner to a cruise company that, pending a feasibility study, could take it to another port for refurbishing ("Liner faces a long voyage," Monday). Philadelphia's waterfront has been its home for 20 years, and Philadelphians have poured more than $10 million into preserving it to date. Why isn't Philadelphia being considered as the site of its rebirth?
ISSUE | BLACK HISTORY MONTH Phila. at the forefront I have been reading with great interest Sofiya Ballin's series "Black History: What I Wish I Knew." I hope, though, that at some point this month there is recognition that Philadelphia in 2005 became the first and only school district in the country to make a year of African American history a graduation requirement.
ISSUE | EDUCATION A vote of confidence The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has extended its management agreement with Faith and the Future Foundation, the nonprofit organization established to oversee and manage 17 high schools and four special-education schools. Four years ago, there were questio
Samuel Rappaport, 83, of Philadelphia, a lawyer, ward leader, and seven-term Pennsylvania state legislator, died Monday, Feb. 8, of dementia at Lions Gate, a retirement community in Voorhees.
Lawrence Johnson, 108, of Ardmore, a chauffeur, who was married to his wife for 79 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at his home.
Milton Becket, 92, of Berwyn, a lawyer and decorated World War II Army veteran, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, of congestive heart failure at home.

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