Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Talking Small Biz: They sell IT expertise to make small- and mid-size businesses run smarter and more efficiently.
The Midtown Village adult sex-toy boutique touts body-safe products and sex-education workshops.
The Street: Ambler's Lauren Lerner was working a desk job and selling secondhand designer clothes on the side. 'On my third anniversary at PricewaterhouseCoopers, I knew my true calling and resigned from my position. I realized I was so busy doing my side business that I knew I could do it full time.'
This, surely, is a concept to blow your mind: Main Line women wearing consignment-shop clothing and footwear, and carrying previously owned handbags.
To gain more visibility and space, Bernie Robbins Jewelers will relocate two of its four stores later this year - those in Newtown and St. Davids.
Out to help improve the beer-drinking experience, the Philadelphia life-sciences company Invisible Sentinel Inc. has entered into partnerships with four brewing companies for final validation of its Veriflow brewPAL.
U.S. Small Business Administration said Antonio Leta had been named director of its Eastern Pennsylvania division, succeeding David Dickson, who retired in September.
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, a nonprofit export advocacy group, and the Consular Corps Assoc. of Philadelphia, which promotes diplomatic and commercial relations, are partnering on a program to help local companies expand globally.
Out to help improve the beer-drinking experience, Philadelphia life-sciences company Invisible Sentinel Inc. has entered into partnerships with four more brewing companies for final validation of its Veriflow brewPAL.
No one will ever accuse Kraig Kalashian of a dearth of ideas. He's an architect, after all, with a portfolio of 20 ambitious projects, most of them hotels and restaurants across the United States. And he once owned a firm specializing in hospitality-industry interiors.
Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale impact fee has channeled millions of dollars to areas affected by drilling, money local officials fear might be lost if Gov. Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural-gas production is adopted in Harrisburg.
Philly-based CID Entertainment works with touring artists and festivals to enhance the fan experience.
Justin Dillon, former federal prosecutor and now a white collar defense lawyer, knows all too well the ways campus sexual abuse investigations can go wrong.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City announced plans to open two new entertainment venues this year, after receiving preliminary approval from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to use $14 million of its investment alternative tax payments to help pay for the projects.
WSFS Financial Corp., one of the biggest banks still based in the Philadelphia area, on Tuesday agreed to pay $92 million for Broomall-based Alliance Bancorp Inc., which operates eight branches in Delaware and Chester Counties.
The Street: When we took a look at the spike in automotive leases a week ago, the role of technology in that sudden surge caught us off guard. Advances in GPS navigation, touchscreen consoles, mobile app integration and emergency communication and information systems have helped bring leases to pre-recession levels and change the way U.S. car buyers approach new vehicles.
The Street: You don't have to cut up your credit cards to ensure a zero balance every month. Here's a look at eight habits of people who never carry any credit card debt.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal.