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From my seat in the belly of an industry wracked by declining print circulation and ad revenue, Jennifer Padova Gallagher's name choice for her start-up company - GoPaperboy.com - first struck me as endearingly nostalgic.
Temple biz students come up with idea to tell stories of classic-car enthusiasts and investors, using photography and videography online.
Long before the supersizing of shopping, before stores began offering jeans and TVs under the same roof as rotisserie chickens, cosmetics, and recliners, Stanley Marvel had a thriving company selling butter and eggs.
Web and mobile platform by Athways enables coaches to bridge the training gap between workout knowledge and performance.
Ilon Silverman holds the slice of bread in both hands, looking down as if he were reading it. He closes his eyes and chews.
At Lower Merion's border with Narberth, where Montgomery and Haverford Avenues intersect and drivers for years could fill their gas tanks at an Exxon station, a family business helping to fill another need is doing so with a novel look and approach.
Now that New Year celebrations have concluded in China, Philadelphia Distilling is hoping the world's most populous country shifts its focus to gin. Particularly, the company's gin.
Take SEPTA's No. 34 trolley along Baltimore Avenue to 47th Street, and it will deposit you at the doorstep of Lee's Deli, home to such unusual creations as the Game Over Cheesesteak (chicken topped with shrimp and broccoli or spinach) and Tanzanian Fries (an East Africa-inspired omelet stuffed with fried potatoes, cheese, green peppers, and onions, and topped with hot sauce).
Startup Myavana’s vision is to become the tech hub of the market with a real-time pulse on consumers and businesses.
Jim Drucker is living proof that a man not only can learn to appreciate some nagging from his wife, but also build a thriving, innovative company as a result of it.
Tougher inspection and maintenance standards for railroad tracks could prevent dangerous derailments of trains carrying explosive crude oil, officials of the rail inspectors' union say.
Drink to me only with thine eyes? Today, we have better ideas - tech-minded gadgets for gulping, preserving, and improving our beverages. So make it one for my baby, and five more for the road.
A chilly Saturday did little to stop the march of progress at Bryn Gweled Homesteads in Upper Southampton. There was a crowd at the tai chi class in the community center. Upstairs, Bill Dockhorn, his wife, Carol Wengert, and Jerry Smith sifted through 75 years of documents.
NEW YORK - Hillary Rodham Clinton might want to consider hiring Lower Gwynedd-based stage producer Kari Lynn Hearn as a campaign adviser. Or keep her in mind for an embassy posting.
OK, let's all take a deep breath about our hometown cable powerhouse. You can make merry or mourn over Comcast's decision - pushed by federal regulators - to drop its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Then you can join me in focusing on more pressing business at hand now in Philly: the expected renewal of Comcast's citywide franchises - the first in 15 years. City officials have scheduled six public meetings for this week as they start negotiating. It's your chance to speak up.
More than 400 people from across the region were invited to learn how their businesses can benefit most when the World Meeting of Families takes place in September in Philadelphia.
ATLANTIC CITY - The road to Revel was paved with good . . . wait, the road to Revel actually was paved last week.
As usual, the mourners, one by one, cast a single red rose into the Delaware River, one rose for each person killed on the job during the last year.
American Airlines, Philadelphia's dominant air carrier, reported Friday a record $1.2 billion profit in the first three months of this year, mainly because of lower fuel prices.
In Glover Park Group's ninth-floor offices on F Street in Washington, the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition met weekly on Thursday afternoons. It was there, in the lobbying firm's conference room, that the 29-member coalition plotted against Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc.
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."