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The fledgling startup aims to turn classroom work into real-life rewards like deals at favorite retailers and educational experiences.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Thursday its third-quarter profit rose compared with the same period last year in large part because it stopped trying to sell generic medicine in markets where the profit was too small, cut expenses, and converted patients to a new version of its multiple sclerosis medication.
In the Region Borgata a winner in A.C. As three Atlantic City casinos closed over the summer, business got better at the Borgata. Its revenue increased...
Struggling to keep her tears under control, Cleotilde Tiacopilco described a day on the job at Olympic Linen & Laundry Service in Lansdowne:
NEW YORK - Solid quarterly results from a range of big companies helped send the stock market higher Thursday. The standout was Visa, whose 10 percent jump helped tug the Dow Jones industrial average 221 points higher.
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., a Philadelphia auto-paint business backed by Carlyle Group L.P., seeks to raise as much as $945 million in an initial public offering.
Mayor Nutter and his allies are holding out hope to salvage the $1.86 billion Philadelphia Gas Works sale, and are applying enormous pressure on City Council to reconsider its surprise announcement on Monday that it was scuttling the deal without taking a vote.
Council to weigh $125M Hudson Hotel project
Bright red shopping bags have been flowing out of Century 21's new store at the Gallery at Market East, but other changes - big and small - are afoot at the Center City mall.
The planned merger of Abington Health and Jefferson Health comes amid a surge in hospital consolidation that is likely to grow.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.
LONDON (AP) - Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its own unprecedented stimulus in a sign of increased confidence in economic recovery.
TOKYO (AP) - Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Kum & Go convenience store chain agreed Thursday to spend millions of dollars to make changes at more than 400 stores in 11 states to settle a lawsuit that claimed its gas stations failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
NEW YORK (AP) - LinkedIn Corp. posted a third-quarter loss on Thursday, but its results were better than expected as revenue grew sharply, sending shares of the online professional networking service higher in extended trading.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James huddles with teammates before each game, pulling them close to deliver a message. In a new TV commercial, James does the same to bring an entire city together.
NEW YORK (AP) - Citigroup has slashed its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, saying that recent investigations by regulators have altered the results it reported earlier this month.
The Street: Joseph Galbraith was a hedge fund manager. The wayward wire transfer occurred in January. The bank hasn't heard from Galbraith since February, when he sent an email saying, "I'm dealing with this."

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