Sunday, May 24, 2015

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The conundrum for Superfit Inc. of Philadelphia is as complicated as love itself: The family-owned company has created a product it wants ring-wearers worldwide to know about, yet it's designed to go unnoticed.
NEW YORK (AP) - Minority businesses have a harder time getting bank loans than small companies in general, according to a survey released Thursday by Wells Fargo & Co. and the polling company Gallup.
They do things the old-fashioned way at Pisker's, the Westville bakery that iced its first cake when Calvin Coolidge was president.
Interior designer Tonya Comer says her ability to listen to clients has been instrumental in her success.
In a seemingly nonthreatening golf course community in Camden County, Benjamin and Susan Hemme have started a business chasing off monsters.
City Council has tried to ban them and tax them, but plastic bags have continued to flutter out of Philadelphia's reach. Now one member of Council is targeting them anew - with a bill to impose a five-cent fee on all shopping bags, paper and plastic.
The Street: Why you need to be adequately prepared: "If you're an artist, a baker or a florist, you started your company because you love doing those things, but day-to-day responsibilities leave very little time to be creative. Doing it by yourself is grueling, but hiring support staff isn't always realistic for your budget."
Small Business: A salon and spa on the brink of failure has turned into one of South Jersey’s busiest.
More off-putting than dark roots, unkempt cuticles, and a face in need of a good peel was the condition of the Biaggio Salon & Spa in Marlton when it wound up in court-appointed receivership in 2007.
NEW YORK - It's a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom.
John Cawley personifies the expression "knock your socks off" just by virtue of the caffeine-fueled, rapid-fire way he talks and walks, and the 100 push-ups he does every morning.
A thriving restaurant scene and family vibe are shooting house values and sales skyward.
Click on a Google map of East Passyunk Crossing, a South Philadelphia neighborhood a few blocks from the explosive restaurant and retail scene of East Passyunk Avenue. Then zoom in on the territory bounded by Broad and 11th, Tasker and McKean Streets.
After perusing a few boutique stores and getting her hair done at Rizzieri Salon & Spa at Moorestown Mall, Jamie McCulloh-Martin decided to go for dinner at Osteria a few doors down.
An online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts has been hacked, potentially compromising the personal information of some of its 64 million members, the company said on Friday.
One of Pennsylvania's largest insurers says it has received the Federal Aviation Administration's blessing to begin launching drones, which will putter across the sky to monitor your damaged home or car.
DENVER (AP) - They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.
US-SOUTHKOREA-NUTS:Court frees ex-Korean Air executive in 'nut rage' case
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break.
TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones.
Nearly a year ago, Rick Forman, chief executive of Forman Mills, was hunched over a toilet in his West Philadelphia store, wiping the bowl and trying to stay focused long enough to clean the bathroom without touching his mouth and jamming the mop handle into the wall.
SINTRA, Portugal (AP) - What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?