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Jeffrey Matteo of Packer Park shelled out 1G to attend a seminar at Bally's Hotel & Casino.
Randi Warhol, 26, sometimes notices cats following her home. Why? The egg rolls in her purse. But these are not your typical egg rolls; rather, they’re fabric replicas filled with organic catnip – just one of the many products from Warhol’s own cat toy company, Polydactyl Cats.
Talking Small Biz: Two doors down from previous location, East Passyunk Avenue brunch spot doubles seating capacity, adds staff.
The Street: Millennial small business owners are feeling optimistic about running and growing their business in today’s economy, said Keri Gohman, Head of Small Business Banking for Capital One.
The local firm Eggland’s Best believes it has the formula for producing higher-nutrition eggs. Its sales have been up by double digits each of the last 17 years.
Talking Small Biz: BLT Architects, which shrank during recession, is growing again. It's involved in projects that will reshape Philly skyline.
The three best friends started their first business when they were 12 years old, selling T-shirts. "We'd take a Sharpie and draw designs on them," recalled Austen Tom.
Dave Ramsey: My buddies and I put a band together, and we've started playing lots of shows and making pretty good money. We all realize the need to start treating the band like a business, so what's the best way to do that?
Dino DiMucci removes his weathered fingers from the gray suit coat he's been hand-stitching. He wants to tell a story.
The Street: While women-owned businesses represent nearly one-third (30%) of all U.S. companies, they struggle to land the financing for startups.
The T-shirted battalions of union members showed up, as usual, for the annual Labor Day parade along the Delaware River waterfront.
President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.
The Street: At present, under even the most permissive state laws where marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use, employers (including of course the federal and state government) are allowed to fire workers for cause merely for finding traces of cannabinoids in their bloodstream.
The Street: The Congressional Budget Office has forecast the federal deficit at $506 billion during the current fiscal ending September. The deficit has gone down. That sounds positive in the short term and hugely negative in the long term.
The Street: In many ways the recent hack attack on JPMorgan Chase and four other, unnamed U.S. banks was not terribly unusual: a phishing email that, when clicked, opened malware that took control of target computers.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt.
Diane Mastrull: Among many enlightenments realized from the controversy over the "Speak English" sign at Geno's Steaks was this: The cheesesteak experience in Philadelphia is a situational one, varying from vendor to vendor and griddle to griddle. Now comes a former financial planner whose goal is to bring consistency to the recipe - with a franchise.
The Street: According to the Bright Horizons Modern Family Index, nearly half — 48%— of all working parents fear their family obligations could get them fired. What are the realities? Here's a look at what's normal for working parents and what might cost you your job.
The Street: "There are some things I've been keeping from you," Jim Cramer told "Mad Money" viewers. So he went a little autobiographical to tell viewers how he came to make the markets his life and where he learned his most valuable lessons about money and investing.
If you're looking for deals or are just in need of certain items, here's a list for the few souls brave enough to dedicate part of their holiday to handing over hard-earned cash.