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Linda Moran's business went downhill. Yet it hasn't hurt her chances as a finalist in a national competition recognizing retail excellence in sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings.
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.
The Street: Some parts of the country are likely to have zombie home problems for some time to come. Maybe indefinitely.Take note of those ten states if you are contemplating buying a home in one of them. You may want to do a rethink.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.
When Evolve IP formed in 2007, the cloud was not a familiar technology term. To many, it was the stuff of Joni Mitchell's "ice cream castles in the air."
McDonald's Corp.'s plan to sell breakfast sandwiches throughout the day has delighted many customers, but the move risks exacerbating egg-supply woes in the United States.
The Street: Even though it's currently in an invite-only beta launch that is limited to San Francisco, M has already created buzz about how the text-based assistant will compete against Apple's Siri, Google Now, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. Each of these companies is trying to build ecosystems around their specific products and services that will tie users to them.
Center City's unionized office cleaners, maintenance workers, and other building-service staffers say they want to share in the benefits of an improving commercial real estate sector as they begin negotiations on a new labor contract.
Ask Dave: My wife and I moved to Washington, D.C., about a year ago, and we’d like to put our old place in North Carolina that we’ve been renting on the market. We’ll be asking around $140,000 for it, so do you think we should consider professionally staging the home?
The Street: Penn was likely pushed to embrace a no-loan stance in response to student protests during the spring semester, when the University was accused of having policies that did not jibe with its stated goal of achieving diversity.
Philadelphia drugmaker Lannett Company, Inc. said Wednesday it agreed to pay $1.23 billion for Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc., the U.S. specialty generic pharmaceuticals subsidiary of Belgian-based UCB S.A.
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) - The Arby's restaurant chain is apologizing after an employee at a South Florida location refused to serve a police officer.