Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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The Street: Budding entrepreneurs are forced to rely on their personal credit scores when their companies are in their infancies, but developing a business credit score builds a company’s financial history.
Egg-glazed pastries, bright yellow egg tarts, and golden brown buns sit behind a glass window at Mong Kok Station, one of the many bakeries in Chinatown.
The Street: The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 changed the way early-stage businesses raise money, and the last rule to be adopted will revolutionize the field by opening investing to a whole new roster of players.
The deodorant uses an absorbent charcoal-based cream that neutralizes odor, keeping you fresh and dry all day long.
The first thing that struck me when I walked into the Center City offices of Medical Guardian - besides the life-size cutout of Florence Henderson - was the youthful skew of the workforce, considering its target market.
Larry Fine turned a part-time dog-training business into a full-time gig that teaches dog owners how to have happy and well-behaved pooches.
In May, United by Blue, a Philadelphia clothing and accessories company committed to cleaning up waterways and beaches, opened a retail location perfectly suited to its environmental bent.
In the appliance world, the bored Maytag man became a symbol of dependability. Ralph E. Wolff is another. But there has been nothing boring about his existence in the appliance industry. Terrifying, yes.
Company is cooking up strategies to find better employees.
Crocodile Cafe & Catering's summer menu elicits moans of pleasure at Rockwell Automation near Norristown, especially the Jamaican jerked chicken, soaked for two days in a zesty marinade, Rockwell senior administrative assistant Marisa Pellechio said.
If you are a food truck operator and want to be considered for inclusion in feeding the crowds expected to descend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sept. 26 and 27 for the World Meeting of Families festivities and the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, credential applications are due Wednesday, according to FoodFellas, L.L.C. FoodFellas is the exclusive provider for food-truck service management for the weekend event, expected to be attended by 1.5 million people.
The Street: Wal-Mart has asked employees to leave shifts early or take longer lunches in order to reduce costs. That could be a misguided action by a retailer that should be focusing on preventing merchandise from inexplicably vanishing from shelves.
Next time you stop by a Joe Coffee shop for a cup of joe, or United by Blue to buy clothing or accessories, know that you are in the midst of a financing revolution known as alternative lending.
GOBankingRates: Women who work at full-time, year-round jobs earn an average of 78 cents for every dollar earned by men who also spend at least 35 hours a week at work. But women can shatter the glass ceiling or at least come closer to reaching it if they enter professions that offer a greater level of pay parity.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.
The east end of the ragged Gallery at Market East will close Oct. 2, executives confirmed Tuesday, commencing a massive two-year renovation that will push thousands of commuters outside.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.
DETROIT - U.S. auto sales beat all expectations in August, coming in at the highest pace since July 2005 despite there being one less selling day during the month than last year and a volatile stock market as the month was wrapping up.
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Tuesday announced a $1 million settlement with a Center City online marketing company accused of overcharging consumers through the sale of audio language courses.
The federal government's proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state's broader economy, pro-business groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.