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Gov. Christie's budget ax might have fallen heavily on schools four years ago, but for teacher Amy Wiker it was entrepreneurial inspiration.
Timothy Gallagher is a retired medicinal chemist who spent his career with some of the world's top pharmaceutical companies, immersed in the highly technical work of synthetic drug compounds.
As you ponder whether to serve a 15-pound turkey or a 20-pounder for Thanksgiving, brothers Jay and Glenn Bustard are already preparing for Christmas - in 2022.
The conversation is fresh in Charlie Fusco's mind these many years later, both as a stunner and a trigger for change at Synergixx L.L.C., a South Jersey direct-response marketing company she owns.
Aaron Krause, the Voorhees creator of Scrub Daddy, the smiling cleaning pad that became the most successful product on ABC's Shark Tank, has teamed with British inventor Piers Ridyard to create a battery-packed belt that can charge mobile phones.
St. Joseph's University is accepting applications for its inaugural Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, to begin this spring in partnership with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Up to 25 veteran entrepreneurs will be accepted.
Yasmine Mustafa thought she'd be protecting women from attack by now. But over the last year, the cofounder and CEO of Roar for Good L.L.C., a Philadelphia self-defense technology company, has learned that personal ambition takes a backseat to the frustrating realities of hardware and software development.
Brian Love loves this time of year, when ghost tours and haunted houses are in abundance. As an artist, he says, he finds them "inspiring." But in the interest of immediate deadlines, his head is in another holiday.
Women’s Opportunities Resource Center promotes social, economic self-sufficiency for disadvantaged women and their families through training, savings, microloans.
Among the items in Janet Ridley's shopping cart at the Penn Herb Co. store in Philadelphia's trendy Northern Liberties neighborhood was a big pouch of chamomile tea.
On a clear day, the newly opened observation deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place offers unhindered views as far as Limerick's steaming nuclear plant cooling towers in the north to Wilmington in the south - with all of Philadelphia's urban bustle packed in between.
Wait, what's that glint when Jim Boscov smiles? Braces. The chief executive of Boscov's Department Stores sported a shiny grill, making him look charmingly adolescent for a 66-year-old running a billion-dollar retail chain.
WSFS isn't a radio station - it's the largest bank still based in the Philadelphia region. Lately, WSFS has been buying branches and spreading, from its Wilmington home, up the Brandywine, to the Main Line and nearby suburbs.
Ask Dave: How do you have a wedding without debt?
Two years ago, a Lancaster County couple were found dead in their home. Darryl Morton, 50, and Aida Judy Cora, 54, died at Morton's Manheim Township home due to carbon monoxide poisoning, officials determined six months after their deaths. Their Lincoln, with a keyless ignition system, had been left running in their garage, with the fob that activated the starter still in the car.
Nine companies have submitted bids to enter Pennsylvania's Medicaid market, which has grown substantially this year since Gov. Wolf expanded access to coverage.
(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp , on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing...
Going to some movie theaters on an empty stomach can get to a person, as you watch Bradley Cooper whip up gastronomic delights in Burnt, suffer near-starvation with Matt Damon in The Martian, or crave a "Dirty Martini" because 007 has just ordered one in Spectre.
Black Friday was, by most accounts, mall madness. The annual shopping tour de force began at 6 p.m. Thursday at the region's shopping meccas and big-box retailers. With unusually warm weather and retailers' deep discounts, the public's appetite to buy, peruse, or eat remained strong all day Friday, according to retailers and shoppers lugging bags full of purchases.
This 401(k) plan is managed by someone who gets a commission on everything he buys.
The invitation to join Mayor-elect Jim Kenney's transition team arrived by email, and with it came invaluable recognition for the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, said its executive director, Jamie Gauthier.
A Syrian native who also held British citizenship was arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Scranton on charges of conspiring with a Pennsylvania man to illegally export to Syria laboratory equipment that could be used to create chemical weapons.