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The Street: Here's something no job-seeker wants to experience: You've survived the interview process, a credit check and salary negotiations and face one last hurdle before a job offer slides across the table — a employee reference check that winds up negative.
Economics in a nutshell: Housing may be coming back only slowly but the continuing rebound in manufacturing activity points to an economy that is picking up steam after the winter hibernation.
The Street: What are the two best words to describe this market? Fear and loathing, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday after another confusing day on Wall Street.
The Street: Here are five Major League Soccer-themed beers worth trying this season.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Rival owners fighting for control of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers have each pledged $77 million to take control of the company.
Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.
Wawa is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving away free coffee today. The convenience store chain opened its first outlet on April 16, 1964, in...
Police and other sources say the Neshaminy Inn is being victimized by criminals looking for a cheap getaway.
The Street: More than 1 million households watched World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 30 marking it the first time that the wrestling fan-favorite event "eclipsed" that number domestically, WWE said on Tuesday.
PhillyDeals: FS Investment Corp., the $4.5 billion, Philadelphia-based investment company that buys high-interest-rate debt, run by investors Michael Forman's and David Adelson's Franklin Square Capital Partners, will send Forman to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday to mark the company's initial public stock offering, under the ticker symbol FSIC.
MOUNT HOLLY Darkened bail-bond storefronts, massage parlors, tattoo studios, and even professional and charitable-services offices won't be welcomed downtown much longer. The Township Council is taking measures to radically change a two-block stretch of High Street near the Burlington County government complex.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - CSX railroad expects to deliver modest profit growth this year, but the impact of the severe winter will linger into the second quarter.
The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.
A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yahoo soared 8 percent in trading before the opening bell Wednesday after quarterly results showed an aggressive push into Asia and a slight pickup in advertising revenue.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.
Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.
About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will be released Wednesday.
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