Document: `Mine safety laws are written in coal miners' blood'

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"The laws on mine safety are not just words on paper. they are the bitter fruit of decades of tragedy.... The mine safety laws, it is said... Read more

Women on boards? Only quotas will work

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So frustrating: So many years have passed and still, the number and percentage of women on corporate boards remains low, and well below the... Read more

Who really bankrolls the construction boom

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Walk by any construction project and you'll see the sign: Financed by Fill-in-the-blank Bank. Not true: In the end, that bank might write the... Read more

Negotiating tip: Be reasonable

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Union leader Daniel Grace said he never negotiates with his wife -- at home, she's in charge. But he has spent decades negotiating contracts... Read more

What politicians don't understand about business -- and vice versa

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When it comes to attracting and retaining business in Philadelphia, John Grady works at the intersection of public and private, politicians... Read more

Trying to keep a business in Philly. It didn't work.

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When Destination Maternity began in 1982, it was a feel-good story. A young professional woman, Rebecca Matthias, then 28, started a mail order... Read more

Remedy for Camden: Everything has to work

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The new Subaru headquarters, an expanded Campbell Soup, the Holtec project, the Liberty Property Trust complex on the waterfront -- lots of... Read more

CEO's life: Perreault is booked through 2017

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Sometimes I make the mistake of thinking that the CEOs I interview are just like me, only (way) richer and with more responsibility. But they... Read more