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Joseph N. DiStefano writes business stories for the Inquirer, including the PhillyDeals column on Sundays, Mondays and often on other days too, as well as the blog at www.philly.com/phillydeals.
The Convention Center will be under a new boss - or a couple of bosses - beginning Dec. 1. Executive director Ameenah Young will be gone. SMG, the West Conshohocken facilities manager the center's politically appointed board has put in charge of the state-financed center, has tapped facilities pro Lorenz Hassenstein for a new position as operations chief, in charge of most of the 100 headquarters positions that reported to Young.
The same morning Janet Yellen was telling U.S. senators how, as the next Federal Reserve chair, she should help Americans get more and better jobs, Charles Plosser, who heads the Fed's Philadelphia branch, was also in Washington, warning a crowd at the libertarian Cato Institute that there are not many things Yellen can do or should try that will boost the economy any time soon.