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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.
Surviving across generations is daunting for a family business, especially the older the company gets. Meghan Juday is part of a fourth-generation survivor, Ideal Industries Inc., in Sycamore, Ill. In multiple roles, she has had to help mediate many sensitive matters in a company involving 50 family members and 1,500 employees. But perhaps the touchiest task was helping choreograph her father's retirement.
The Street: To help you save big on gifts for your family and friends, we've taken a look at eight different product categories and determined whether Black Friday or Cyber Monday is the "winner" for each category. Read on for the rundown.
GOBankingRates: Initial public offerings are exciting, yet agonizing, for investors. Some companies, like Google, thrive after going public and benefit from the public focus and attention. Others, like Facebook, struggle before finding their footing and moving higher. Still other companies seem crushed by the difficulty of facing market expectations and can languish for years.
The Street: Fraudulent returns occur frequently over the holidays due to the high volume of returns and the use of part-time, less-experienced workers. Here are five examples of the most outrageous returns people have tried to make amidst the holiday season rush.
HONOLULU (AP) - A technical glitch meant some First Hawaiian Bank customers logged on to their accounts to find that they appeared to be billions, or sometimes more than a trillion dollars in the red.
This 401(k) plan is managed by someone who gets a commission on everything he buys.
Comcast Corp. shareholders will vote on Dec. 10 whether to reclassify 347 million nonvoting K shares as regular voting common stock, while preserving the Roberts family's 33 percent voting control of the cable and Internet giant. The special shareholders meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the Top of the Tower at 1717 Arch Street.
After 65 years riding SEPTA's Route 23, Diana Wilson has mastered it. "I study the 23, honey," she said before hopping off the bus in Germantown to pick up her grandson. "You can wait for a long time. But if you study it, you can figure it out."
Steven M. Altschuler, who retired in June after a 15-year tenure as chief executive of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been named senior vice president of health affairs at the University of Miami and chief executive officer of UHealth-University of Miami Health System.
The University of Pennsylvania's Lancaster General Hospital has begun work on a $60 million expansion in downtown Lancaster that will allow the 533-bed facility to convert to all private rooms.
Spanish wind-turbine maker Gamesa, whose U.S. headquarters are in Trevose, will supply 49 turbines to the New Creek Wind Farm, a 103-megawatt project that will be erected next year on a ridgeline in Grant County, West Virginia. Gamesa did not disclose a price.
Nurtured by a third-generation Montgomery County Christmas tree farm, a Fraser fir measuring 18 1/2 feet tall and 11 feet wide will reach national heights Friday when it is delivered to the White House.
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.