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The Street: The addition of a diesel option for the Jeep Grand Cherokee has now improved both the torque and fuel economy materially. It is rated at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. In 850 miles of driving over 11 days, I achieved 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Street: Holiday shoppers are spending more on children this Christmas season, yet most are unaware that they have six days less than last year to get it all done.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear a sales tax case filed by Amazon.com validates laws in Maine and 12 other states that require online, phone and mail-order retailers to collect sales taxes if they have a physical presence in the state. It also means that consumers could soon be taxed on all purchases, whether made online, by catalog or in person, if other states or Congress pass similar laws.
The Street: December is a great time of year to dream of a white Christmas, but odds are you'll end up walking in a winter wonderland if you haven't prepped your car for the cold weather and the vehicle breaks down.
The Street: Whether you're looking for the perfect pours for your holiday parties or wine gifts, it always comes down to this: How much are you willing to spend for that bottle?
The Street: Traveling during the holidays can present many challenges, but finding creative ways to get to your destination can bolster the enjoyment in the experience.
Sex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos. What do these things have in common? They're the gifts that keep on giving - about every month. Dozens of online subscription businesses have popped up offering to ship boxes of different goodies.
The Street: Car 'sharing' is little more than marketing speak, suggests Robert Firpo-Cappiello, Budget Travel 's executive editor. He sees it is a way to help this rental "phenomenon" "appeal to travelers who think divergently." Yet that is all it is: car rental by the hour (or day).
Chick-fil-A says it's removing high-fructose corn syrup from its white buns and artificial dyes from its sauces and dressings as part of a push to improve the ingredients in its foods.
About two-thirds of the Pennsylvanians who heat their homes with natural gas are heading into December paying the lowest prices in a decade for this time of year.
The Street: To get an even better deal, there is one piece of information that can save you a bundle.
The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won't offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships.
The Street: You are on the noisy airport concourse, sipping a $5 coffee, eating a roll that cost the same and maybe paying for WiFi access. Around you is chaos - that's the only word for it.
Dave Ramsey: I have a small business doing work on houses. We have lots of repeat business, but sometimes people don't pay and we have to drop them as customers. Do you have any advice for avoiding these situations?
DJS Associates Inc., a 25-employee Abington firm that laser-scans accident scenes and building collapses for insurers and plaintiffs' lawyers, is stepping up its game.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, which hopes to sell itself at a bankruptcy court auction this month, has laid out its assets and liabilities for the court.
The Street: Looking to make a fresh start in 2014? Here's a look at the five U.S. cities you can move to and find the highest-paying jobs, even after factoring in such variables as your education level and chosen profession.
Stocks are closing sharply higher after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month.
PhillyDeals: Anthony S. Clark, the $270,000-a-year chief investment officer of the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS), has told the system he plans to retire Dec. 31. His early retirement follows SERS's decision to open an investigation into his actions while an exective of the $25 billion-asset fund.
The Street: The window of opportunity for the Apple brand of exciting innovation, problem solving and elegant combination of hardware and software never closes. Ever.
Commuters who take trains or buses to work face a cut of up to $1,380 in their annual pretax transportation benefits, while commuters who drive will get a slight increase, starting next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.
In the Region Transit tax break in jeopardy Six U.S. representatives from Southeastern Pennsylvania urged Congress on Friday to continue to provide...
The Street: Most people just blindly accept a prescription the doctor hands them, but did it ever occur to you that what's written on that prescription pad is not most effective or even the least expensive prescription drug for your health concerns?
The Street: In an attempt to tackle the private student loan crisis, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Student Loan Borrowers' Bill of Rights at a press conference in Chicago on December 3, that would provide basic protections for students flirting with default on their loans. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
Fitness lovers have always looked to combat sports such as boxing and kickboxing for a fast-paced cardio workout. But as MMA’s fanbase grows, some boxing gyms are ceding time and space to the sport. These workouts are the latest example of the extreme fitness trend that has made Tabata, P90X and Insanity so popular.