Even with sweetened-drinks tax, Philly's food and beverage wages rose in 1st-quarter 2017

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Despite critics’ warnings that Philadelphia’s 1.5 cent-an-ounce sweet-drinks tax could drive jobs out of the city, Philadelphia... Read more

Splitting the babies: Billionaire tries to out-spin DuPont CEO Ed Breen, the Breakup King

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One of the hedge-fund billionaires who pushed DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. to cut thousands of jobs and plan a merger to enrich investors... Read more

Pennsylvania pension law: Necessary, and a sign of decline

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How much does it cost for a state to borrow, say, $100 million? Depends on how much investors trust you. If you’re Delaware, Maryland... Read more

At Vanguard, help wanted: Opposition research; HR firing squad (Update)

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Who knew that a mutual fund company, like a political campaign, might seek to hire lawyers to do opposition research, searching for questionable... Read more

U.S. gun and ammo purchases heading up

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FBI data show that the number of Americans applying for background checks to purchase firearms rose 6.5 percent last month compared with the... Read more

SEC: China bankers helped inside trader make millions on Comcast-DreamWorks deal

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has identified a China-based investment banker it says was in a position to send inside information... Read more

UPDATE: Janney plans M&A buys; Wantrobski to head research

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Updates with comment from Janney’s new research director. Dan Wantrobski has returned to Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, the Philadelphia... Read more

Two suburban Pa. banks merge

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Small-town banks in suburban Philadelphia continue their consolidation: Penn Community Bank, a Doylestown-based, depositor-owned mutual savings... Read more