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The Street: Out-of-work executives and managers are finding fewer job opportunities and many of them are taking matters into their own hands: starting a business of their own.
The Street: Since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado and Washington in 2014, many are seeing that there are fortunes to be made peddling pot. These "14ers" are lining up to have their money go up in smoke - so to speak. But there is uncertainty in the marijuana business.
Diane Mastrull: Know what a Christini AWD 300 motorcycle, a frosty mug of Yuengling, and a part-ax, part-hammer, part-pry bar contraption named Trucker's Friend have in common?
Talking Small Biz: The U.S. Export-Import Bank assists companies like Bassetts Ice Cream, but some legislators want to shut the bank down.
The Leadership Agenda: When the weather outside is frightful, the revenues at Paul Farrell's company are delightful. No power from a thunderstorm? Modern Group Ltd. in Bristol will sell you a generator. That's the equipment dealer's newest and fastest-growing business.
Talking Small Biz: Two Wharton School MBAs parlayed a catering operation into a storefront in Logan Square where they sell signature sandwiches.
Given the adage likening anything distasteful to watching sausage being made, there's probably something funny to say about no longer being able to see sausage production at Maglio Fresh Foods in South Philadelphia.
Talking Small Biz: Since April 2013, ellelauri has opened retail stores in Avalon, N.J., and Philadelphia. More changes are on the way.
Owner of The Juice Room in Mount Airy looks to build brand with bottled all-natural juices.
With a glistening river beside him and a lush treetop canopy above, Patrick Starr, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, was in his nature-loving glory atop his Zurich LeMond road bike one spring day a couple of years ago, breezing along the Schuylkill River Trail, when two things of beauty caught his eye.
The Street: The dominoes are stacked but which will be the next to fall? TheStreet investigates the five states likely to next embrace marijuana law reform.
The Street: It piles up in your pockets, on your nightstand and in bowls. You might raid it in emergencies or when you come up short doing your laundry. Mostly, however, it just takes up space without getting put to any good use.
The Street: Research conducted by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, an associate professor in the school of education and social policy at Northwestern University, says there is little evidence of overall improvements in "nutritional intake, health, behavior or achievement" from the program.
The Street: More than one-third (35%) of employers say worker turnover is rising, but ironically enough, with so many opportunistic workers making a move, the second most important reason they join a company – and the fourth most important reason they stay– is job security.
The Street: The housing market has bounced back dramatically since the 2008 recession, but conditions have started to slow, a new survey says.
Vanguard Group Inc. stands atop the mutual fund business, and credits its "unique" structure: The largest mutual fund company is owned, not by for-profit investors, but by more than 100 of Vanguard's own mutual funds, which are owned by millions of clients.
Senate leaders want a bill that passed in 2013. Have they found a way to force a vote in the House?
The Street: A hero is nothing without a villain to vanquish, which is just as true in professional wrestling as it is in movies, television or books. WWE has no shortage of villains to choose from across its 60-year history, and there are hundreds of worthy candidates to make a list of "Greatest Villains/Heels." But the best of the best deserve their own recognition for their work as villainous characters.
The potatoes were from a supplier for Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, which handles prison food service in Michigan and elsewhere.
A bankruptcy judge in Philadelphia approved the liquidation plan of the partnership behind the failed Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia.

Top Workplaces 2013 is an effort to discover the best employers in the Philadelphia region - as decided by each company's employees. More than 26,000 were surveyed by WorkplaceDynamics of Exton. Here are their findings for best large, midsize and small companies, including firms based elsewhere that have a major area presence.