Philly, N.J. inspire a national ‘movement’ to ban cashless stores

The federal proposal comes after local lawmakers successfully banned cashless stores in Philly — nation’s poorest large city — despite criticism from businesses groups, which saw it as unnecessary government interference.

Philly, N.J. inspire a national ‘movement’ to ban cashless stores

The federal proposal comes after local lawmakers successfully banned cashless stores in Philly — nation’s poorest large city — despite criticism from businesses groups, which saw it as unnecessary government interference.

Norcross allies rally to support Camden tax breaks and redevelopment

South Jersey power broker George Norcross is locked in a battle royal with Gov. Phil Murphy over the tax breaks that Camden companies received under a previous governor. The press conference Thursday showcased Norcross' defense of those credits, which have come under state investigation.

Norcross allies rally to support Camden tax breaks and redevelopment

South Jersey power broker George Norcross is locked in a battle royal with Gov. Phil Murphy over the tax breaks that Camden companies received under a previous governor. The press conference Thursday showcased Norcross' defense of those credits, which have come under state investigation.

North Philly job fair with 145 employers, a career buffet for those looking for a better job

Despite historically low unemployment, job seekers were out in force Thursday looking for better opportunities at the Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative's 13th annual neighborhood job fair. Human services, temp agencies and law enforcement were there.

North Philly job fair with 145 employers, a career buffet for those looking for a better job

Despite historically low unemployment, job seekers were out in force Thursday looking for better opportunities at the Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative's 13th annual neighborhood job fair. Human services, temp agencies and law enforcement were there.
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Why is Philadelphia giving public money to this troubled bank, once again?

One of the last ethnic-based banks gets $5 million from the city and the PIDC development agency, but faces a struggle to return to profitability.

Philly consulting firm AC Lordi and its staff join BDO

BDO USA, the Chicago-based business accounting and advisory firm with $1.5 billion in yearly sales, says it is adding 100 professionals from Philadelphia-based management-consulting, accounting and auditing firm AC Lordi, as of June 1.

Work from home: What you need to know before letting employees do that

Is letting your employees work from home a good idea? That depends. Some companies – and people - are more suited to the arrangement. Others aren’t. Here's what you need to know before making that decision.

Philly gin maker in the crosshairs as China raises tariffs on thousands of U.S. products

Despite individual cases, economists don’t expect the latest Chinese tariffs to have a big impact on the Philadelphia-area economy because the region is not heavily dependent on exports.

Markets open with big sell-off as Trump’s trade approach is under attack

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index are both down sharply in morning trading.

How do taxpayers benefit, when Pa. helps send the Philadelphia Orchestra to China, amid a trade war?

“There are two Philadelphia brands the Chinese respect — the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and the Philadelphia Orchestra,” said an orchestra executive, and both are ways “to tie to the business conversation.”

Should the Federal Reserve heed Trump’s call for interest rate cuts?

Despite claiming that the economy is great, the president, vice president and the administration’s economic staff are all clamoring for the Federal Reserve to cut rates sharply. Should the Fed do that?

Two Philly guys want you to ‘Gettacar’ without visiting a dealership. It’s like goPuff, but for used cars.

The online used car-buying platform joins a growing field of opportunity-seekers and problem-solvers who have identified potential in the misery consumers often cite about shopping at auto dealerships.

Elwyn raises pay for direct support workers, as $15 minimum wage trend spreads

Elwyn brings higher starting wages for direct-care workers to the human services sector in the Philadelphia region.

New Jersey tax credit investigation: Firms could face criminal penalties if they lied to get millions

The warning came during a public hearing held by the special task force investigating the state’s multi-billion-dollar tax-credit programs for businesses. Current and former officials from the troubled agency that oversees those tax credits.

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'Island of misfit toys’? DowDuPont finds more businesses to sell

The company is grouping several units which it says don’t fit into its internal investment targets into a non-core business segment, whose leaders will seek to sell them, or find other ways to boost sales and profits independent of DuPont capital allocations.

Philly ranks 6th in the nation for monthly household bills. Here are the biggest expenses

Data from doxo, an online and mobile bill paying service, found the average monthly bill in the Philadelphia region is $1,062, the sixth highest among the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the nation.

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