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A Philly woman who called Nestle's customer-service department to inquire about the fluoride content in her Nestle Pure Life water was "threatened with a bloody death" by the customer representative who took her call, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Common Pleas Court.
Activists plan North Philly job action for tomorrow to kick off push for $15-an-hour pay and the right to unionize.
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC.
Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, a Marlton provider of pediatric-rehabilitation services, hired Kristine S. Parsons as director of communications. Parsons most recently was communications director for Philadelphia's six-branch Settlement Music School.
New Jersey VSES Galloway Inc., 245 W. White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor; Chapter 7; Assets, $9,502.55; Liabilities, $884,973.17. SOURCES: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, named Chris Bruner chairman of the board. He is managing partner of EY Philadelphia (formerly Ernst & Young Philadelphia) and succeeds Justin P. Klein, partner and practice leader of the securities group at Ballard Spahr L.L.P.
By Monday morning, the tired members of the University of Pennsylvania's Mask and Wig Club, a campus comedic crew of jokesters and songsters, will be back in West Philadelphia, recovering from a four-city spring-break performance tour.
PhillyDeals: By making purchases more efficient - sending boxes to your door free, or nearly so - Amazon was better able to kill real-world chains like Borders and Circuit City and cripple department stores. But as it morphs into a cloud-computing, media-building, and advertising empire and projected profits rise into the billions, it has started raising prices.
Small Biz: Share the fruit you wear. That's the motto behind Fruitstrology, a budding new business of screen-printed tank tops and T-shirts designed by two Temple University business students, sisters Rachel and Sarah Stanton.
As victims of the recent Target card-data breach, we learned the hard way that we live in a post-privacy world.
Talking Small Biz: Donal McCoy owns Tin Angel, Serrano, Sassafras. He says the key to success is staying vigilant and vibrant.
BEIJING (AP) - China has announced plans to expand its cities and improve public services to support economic growth by allowing millions more rural residents to migrate to urban jobs.
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Toyota said Monday it has shut down production at its two auto-assembly plants in India, locking out 6,400 workers amid testy wage negotiations and allegations of threats against management.
LONDON (AP) - Pressure on the European Central Bank to do more to prevent prices from falling in the 18-country eurozone ratcheted up Monday after figures showed inflation across the region unexpectedly fell in February to its lowest level since October.
LONDON (AP) - British telecommunications company Vodafone agreed on Monday to buy Spain's Ono for 7.2 billion euros ($10 billion) as it seeks to expand operations across Europe.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - At least 16 people were killed in stampedes for government jobs in Nigeria when hundreds of thousands were invited to apply for fewer than 5,000 positions, officials and activists said Sunday.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany energy company RWE AG says it plans to sell its oil and gas exploration and production division to LetterOne Group in a deal valuing the business at about 5.1 billion euros ($7.1 billion).
Warminster may not be widely known as a garden spot, but the Bucks County town is, without question, an important spot for the nation's gardeners.
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