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DowDuPont is heading for a historic split. Early results have been poor. Will these massive spin-offs work?

Hedge fund billionaires jammed Dow Chemical and DuPont together, sold and shut factories, and now are splitting the group into three. The billionaires said this would make investors rich. Instead, share prices are down, and other investors are prowling Wilmington looking to buy what's left.

Are Philly’s streets named after trees ordered from hardwood to softwood?

The names fit neatly into William Penn's efforts to market the city as a “greene Country Towne."

Are Philly’s streets named after trees ordered from hardwood to softwood?

The names fit neatly into William Penn's efforts to market the city as a “greene Country Towne."

Mystery shoppers get the scoop on what it’s like to be a patron at the Free Library

The whole purpose, Reardon said, was to “establish a baseline of what it’s like to be a customer here.”

Mystery shoppers get the scoop on what it’s like to be a patron at the Free Library

The whole purpose, Reardon said, was to “establish a baseline of what it’s like to be a customer here.”

Could Vanguard one day control 30 percent of the U.S. stock market?

Vanguard could reach that level in less than 20 years at the company’s current pace.

Could Vanguard one day control 30 percent of the U.S. stock market?

Vanguard could reach that level in less than 20 years at the company’s current pace.
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A Philly nonprofit celebrated its 10th birthday by changing its age on Twitter. Then it got banned.

In lieu of cake and balloons, Twitter gave the educational nonprofit an unwanted gift: A ban from its own social media account.

Philly charter operator String Theory, turned down by school board, now consulting for another charter, CHAD

String Theory Schools has a contract for $60,000 a month from the Charter High School for Architecture and Design, which is at risk of being closed by the school district.

Vanguard leaves competitors in the dust for 2019, quadrupling the nearest competitor for new money

The Malvern, Pa.-based investment giant grows even larger. The largest passive-fund manager is also likely to become the largest active manager as well within a few years.

Philly isn’t the only city struggling to keep its library system afloat; celebs decry budget cuts in NYC

Sarah Jessica Parker was just one celebrity to weigh in on the funding battles, saying cuts to the New York libraries "would be a big mistake that would leave countless New Yorkers without access to key services.”

Rochelle Bilal, who won Democratic nomination for Philly sheriff, finds the city’s politics ‘disturbing’

Rochelle Bilal, a former police officer who ran for Philadelphia sheriff on a reform platform, ousted the two-term incumbent Tuesday with little money and support. Here is her story.

Union mascot Phang whoops it up as man smashes car on Philly street

"What do you expect? This is Philly," the Philadelphia Union said in a statement.

Memorial Day weekend weather forecast: What you should know

With the exception of a chance of showers Saturday night into Sunday, it looks like it will be a decent holiday weekend.

North Philly principal, convicted in test cheating scandal, loses bid to regain state pension

Evelyn Cortez, the former principal of Cayuga Elementary in Hunting Park, pleaded guilty in 2016 to charges stemming from her role promoting a culture of cheating at the school. She lost her $7,715 monthly pension after her conviction.

In the hot seat, politicians dodge questions about future races and Johnny Doc’s fate | Clout

Clout puts politicians in the hot seat on election day to answer three questions. Sometimes they're forthcoming. Sometimes they hold back.

What to do about Philadelphia’s buried colonial riverfront? Developer moves cautiously.

Archaeological testing will begin in about five weeks on the Columbus Blvd. site of the West Shipyard, a registered Philadelphia landmark. The developer is moving carefully, keeping the public informed of developing plans.

Sarah Glover, outgoing president of National Association of Black Journalists, honored at City Hall

Former Inquirer and Daily News photographer and video journalist Sarah Glover was honored at a City Hall reception Thursday.

Computer virus prompts city to shut down court websites, programs

A city spokesperson said a virus infected a limited number of computers, and to contain it certain electronic operating systems were shut down as a precaution. “This was not a data breach, nor a ransomware attack," he said.

Philadelphia Inquirer offers buyouts to employees citing declining revenues

Philadelphia Media Network management told employees that it needed to cut expenses because of falling revenue.

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