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Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard are practically neighbors in South Philadelphia, but they are worlds apart when it comes to a 1920 merchant-marine law known as the Jones Act.
A decade ago, O'Neill Properties, a major force in reshaping Conshohocken's waterfront, had shovels in the ground all along the East Coast.
A tip of the hat to Hatboro is in order this Sunday morning: March 1 marks the 300th anniversary of the 1.7-square-mile Montgomery County town.
GOBankingRates: It’s not just distant foreigners who are coming up with strange tax laws — we Americans are just as creative. The following is a list of the weirdest taxes states have charged in the past or currently levy:
Reuters editor Lauren Young and Farnoosh Torabi, author of three books, including When She Makes More, had a key message Saturday for young women in high school:
The arrest last week of an alleged terrorism financier who sold kitchenwares and repaired phones at malls in Philadelphia and along the East Coast has cast new scrutiny on mall kiosks.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf, who ran last year with the backing of environmental groups, will soon be giving a first glimpse at how his administration will approach the powerful Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said Saturday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to soar through trees in the Amazon jungle.
Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's finance minister said Sunday that he trusts Greece's current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if it didn't.
NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport, setting up a face-off with one of the state's largest employers, Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world's busiest airport.
WASHINGTON - In the grand halls of Union Station, you can get everything but a train. From Appalachian Spring to Victoria's Secret, 55 retail shops offer shoes, handbags, ties, chocolate, wine, perfume, cigars, watches, and clothes.

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