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Published: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:36:36 GMT2018-03-22T21:36:36Z


China may hike tariffs on US pork, aluminum, other goods

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:36:36 GMT2018-03-22T21:36:36Z

BEIJING (AP) - China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday that it said may be hit with higher tariffs in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump that companies and investors worry could depress global commerce.

Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:09:22 GMT2018-03-22T20:09:22Z

HONG KONG (AP) - Asian stock markets slumped Friday after Beijing responded to the Trump administration's tariff hikes by saying it may order higher import duties on a range of U.S. goods, ratcheting up fears of a trade war.

Wawa adding 5,000 new jobs and building 25 new stores in mid-Atlantic

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:19:35 GMT2018-03-22T19:19:35Z

The chain is opening 25 new stores this year in the Mid-Atlantic market with the next slated to open in April at 22nd and South Streets in Philadelphia.

Phillies-Mets to be streamed, not televised, by NBC Sports Philadelphia on April 3

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:41:45 GMT2018-03-22T17:41:45Z

For the first time ever, NBC Sports Philadelphia will broadcast a Phillies game exclusively online and not on television. The Phillies' April 3 road game against the New York Mets will only be available through the network's website and mobile apps, because the Sixers and Flyers also play that night.

Pa. medical marijuana program to balloon, add research

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:56:59 GMT2018-03-22T15:56:59Z

The program is expanding to add 13 more commercial growers and 23 dispensary operators. A new research enterprise involving med schools will parallel the established commercial program.

Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:54:04 GMT2018-03-22T15:54:04Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.

Bitcoin is outpacing stocks but it's still a big bubble, Moodys' Mark Zandi warns

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:21:43 GMT2018-03-22T15:21:43Z

A big problem is that their value will always fluctuate wildly because there is no link between demand for the coins and their supply.

Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:18:15 GMT2018-03-22T15:18:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway elections.

SEPTA to end token sales April 30

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:02:03 GMT2018-03-22T15:02:03Z

Token sales to individuals in Philly will end next month.

#Inflategate? After losing its #1 U.S. News ranking, Temple's online MBA program faces many challenges

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:53:57 GMT2018-03-22T14:53:57Z

Jones Day law firm has been hired to investigate. A student has sued. After soaring to the top of U.S. News' rankings, Temple's online MBA program has admitted that it misstated its numbers.

SEPTA lost millions of bus trips last year, feds say. Proposed solutions are in the works

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:52:51 GMT2018-03-22T14:52:51Z

A federal report offers another reminder that Philadelphia is bleeding bus riders. Another report, commissioned by SEPTA and due out this spring, may spur big changes.

New York, New Jersey airport workers to see wage hikes

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:45:11 GMT2018-03-22T14:45:11Z

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Workers at New York-area airports will see their wages nearly double after the agency that operates the airports approved a series of hikes through 2023, bringing to a close years of protests.

SCI Phoenix: New boss, late fixes as Pa.'s $400M prison nears opening

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:22:51 GMT2018-03-22T14:22:51Z

"We are closer and closer to having a complete facility" that was supposed to be finished in 2015.

Dignity in incontinence? This Philly-area start-up thinks it has the (secret) formula

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:52:21 GMT2018-03-22T13:52:21Z

Advanced Absorbent Technologies has developed underwear with an undisclosed material that's half as thin as what's on the market yet reliably absorbent.

Einstein Healthcare Network's credit falls to junk status

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:32:11 GMT2018-03-22T13:32:11Z

Fitch Ratings on Thursday downgraded Einstein Healthcare Network's credit rating to "junk" bond status.

5 universities partner to combat cyber security threats

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:49:03 GMT2018-03-22T12:49:03Z

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Five Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions have partnered to help enhance the schools' cyber security.

A Frankford woman was struggling to repair her home - until a construction firm stepped in for free

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:14:10 GMT2018-03-22T12:14:10Z

The owner of a construction company read about a Frankford woman whose home was experiencing significant disrepair, a problem she hoped to fix with a new Philadelphia loan program targeted at low-income homeowners. The contractor stepped up - for free.

Penn's electric race car team seeks fourth title in four years

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:09:12 GMT2018-03-22T12:09:12Z

To build a race car that can round corners at high speed, University of Pennsylvania students have come up with a radical redesign.

The latest threat to Fishtown's historic St. Laurentius church? A nuisance lawsuit

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:23:35 GMT2018-03-22T11:23:35Z

An opaque neighborhood group continues to pursue legal action to keep the former Catholic church from being converted to apartments.