Saturday, February 28, 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.
Gov. Wolf on Friday joined a chorus of officials pressuring the federal government to improve oil-train safety, and urged the government to reduce the volatility of North Dakota crude oil, which has been implicated in several recent fiery accidents.
With their plan to return Chicken Selects to the menu, McDonald's execs have shown an appetite for tapping the chain's enormous archives to try and reawaken flagging U.S. sales.They need to keep digging for additional buzz-creating blasts from menus past that are in tune with today's tastes and marketing environment.
Dave Ramsey: My wife passed away last year, and she was just 43 years old. I paid cash for the funeral and all the arrangements. Now, I’m getting solicitations from the funeral home, wanting me to prepay my own funeral. I’m 45 years old. Is this a good idea?
The Street: Both users and app developers are becoming aware of the need for establishing protocols to follow upon death or disability for use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts.
The Street: With the commission approving rules that will classify the Internet as a utility and prohibit pay-to-play "fast lanes," Comcast and Time Warner Cable may be shielded from critics who charge that broadband consolidation is counter to a "free and open Internet."
Mount Holly Township recently honored Don Thompson, 80, who has been cutting hair at his barber shop since 1958.
Acknowledging the popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, the Philadelphia Parking Authority said it plans to require better taxicab service in the city.
GOBankingRates: It’s not just distant foreigners who are coming up with strange tax laws — we Americans are just as creative. The following is a list of the weirdest taxes states have charged in the past or currently levy:
Is it right to withhold tuition as a way to force independence?
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Daily News may be up for sale.