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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a beef about customer service from cable provider Comcast Corp. and its merger partner, Time Warner Cable Inc. - and unlike most people, he hast a chance to do something about it.
Conservative TV and radio host Glenn Beck says the government should reject Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. because the two companies won't distribute his cable-TV channel, TheBlaze.
The Street: I have several rental properties, and lately I've been spending a ton of money remodeling them because I allow pets. Do you think I should begin refusing tenants with pets?
Incredibly, New Jersey does not publish the multimillion-dollar fees it pays to the private investment contractors it hires to manage billions in state pension funds - unlike Pennsylvania and other states, which list those charges in annual reports and post the data online.
Among many enlightenments realized from the controversy over the "Speak English" sign at Geno's Steaks was this: The cheesesteak experience in Philadelphia is a situational one, varying from vendor to vendor and griddle to griddle.
Lab rats already knew it. Now a new field study supports it: Working in dark, dingy offices with no natural light is not just bad for your mood. It's bad for your health.
Maybe, on Labor Day, at the head of the annual Labor Day parade of union members - the T-shirted battalions of union teachers, truck drivers, trash crews, postal workers, hospital dieticians, building engineers, stagehands, and riggers - Patrick J. Eiding will be able to forget, for a moment, the relentless union bashing he often encounters.
.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.
Pennsylvania KJH Inc., doing business as OK Cleaners, 201 Second Ave., Suite 114, Collegeville; Chapter 11; no schedules available.
Sue Aistrop has been promoted to director of community services and RSVP/Philadelphia at Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. She had been hunger-relief volunteer coordinator.
Al Ponessa has been appointed president of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, the nonprofit responsible for the care, maintenance and operations of Philadelphia's tall sailing ship, the Gazela Primiero, a 117-foot Barkentine acquired from Portugal in 1971, and the tug Jupiter. Ponessa served on nuclear submarines during his 28-year naval career, retiring as a captain. He is corporate improvement manager at Exelon Generation.
TOKYO (AP) - Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.
TOKYO (AP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi courted Japan's government and business leaders Monday, winning pledges of help for his effort to revitalize the lagging Indian economy.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
TOKYO (AP) - Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world's largest shopping malls and the world's tallest tower, said Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail business in Dubai next month.
Nothing stopped stagehand James Pisano, 25, from reporting for work at Made in America for a 5 a.m. call Sunday.