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BERKSHIRE-BUFFETT/SIZE (PIX,REPEAT):RPT-Warren Buffett denies that Berkshire Hathaway 'too big to fail'
The creatures came to take souls. They were hovering very close, in a virtual reality demo - formally called "Into the Further 4D Virtual Reality Experience" - that opened for scary business over the weekend on Second Street near South.
Pennsylvania developers, hugely profitable corporations, colleges, towns, and hospitals have applications pending for $1 billion in matching taxpayer funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
The conundrum for Superfit Inc. of Philadelphia is as complicated as love itself: The family-owned company has created a product it wants ring-wearers worldwide to know about, yet it's designed to go unnoticed.
How can you invest like multimillionaire Mitt Romney? Through something called a self-directed IRA. The former presidential candidate held from $20 million to $100 million in one.
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC.
The American Cancer Society has named Gary M. Reedy CEO. Reedy replaces John Seffrin, who had served as CEO of the society since 1992. Reedy had been worldwide vice president of government affairs and policy with Johnson & Johnson.
Lathrop B. Nelson III has been elected to the board of directors of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan government watchdog group in Philadelphia. He is a partner in the litigation department at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. He concentrates his legal practice on complex commercial litigation, white-collar crime and government investigations.
Stephen Kaye's perch as the leader of a global human resources consulting firm puts him in a position to see the psychological aftermath of one of the biggest economic events of our time - the recession that officially ended in 2009 but lingered much longer.
Philly startup wants to disrupt the home-improvement market via an online marketplace and home-improvement advocate.
A Virtual Reality "fun house" hopes to scare you Insidiously.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Officials say talks between Greece and its international creditors on how to stave off bankruptcy have made headway and will continue with the aim of reaching an agreement later this month.
BEIJING (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth.
NEW YORK (AP) - Intuit is looking to draft another small business for some air time in football's biggest game.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
BEIJING (AP) - A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.
LONDON (AP) - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.
Bills that jump inexplicably. Technical problems. Customer-service nightmares. Nobody mentioned getting a statement addressed with an unprintable epithet - this winter's now-legendary Comcast customer-service fail. But other all-too-familiar frustrations were again on display last week as dozens of Philadelphians spoke at public ses
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