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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:43:28 GMT2017-10-20T14:43:28Z

 



5 Wits debuts at Plymouth Meeting Mall to offer adventure amid shopping

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:43:28 GMT2017-10-20T14:43:28Z

Computer-controlled special effects, elaborate theme rooms, and making participants feel like they're in a video game or movie is behind the 5 Wits concept. The venue opened this Thursday at Plymouth Meeting Mall as the firm's sixth location. Just don't call it an escape room.



To get SEPTA buses moving faster, make it easier to get on board, transit experts say

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:19:36 GMT2017-10-20T14:19:36Z

The benefits of all-door boarding were emphasized recently by a study run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston. That study found that the more people were boarding a bus at any one time, the more significant the shortened dwell times at stops.



What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:57:08 GMT2017-10-20T12:57:08Z

The online retailer brought jobs and tax dollars but also aggravated growth pains.



Philadelphia celebrates its bid for Amazon headquarters

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:18:35 GMT2017-10-20T12:18:35Z

Officials submitted their proposal before a Thursday morning event thrown for Mayor Kenney to thank city figures who aided in the bid process.



Property Line: Three Levittown homes under $250,000

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:29:36 GMT2017-10-20T11:29:36Z

Pennsylvania's Levittown today is home to more than 52,000 residents, and homes sell at a median price near $225,000.



Victims of opioid overdoses stack up for coroners, costing taxpayers dearly

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:26:09 GMT2017-10-20T11:26:09Z

In towns large and small, health officials have had to go begging for more money to cover the explosive growth of autopsies, toxicology tests, and overtime hours.



Packers, Microsoft in pact

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:31:25 GMT2017-10-20T05:31:25Z

MILWAUKEE - The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies.



Joel Embiid to Amazon: Philly is 'going to be tough on you'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:32:14 GMT2017-10-20T02:32:14Z

If you hadn't heard, Philadelphia really, really wants to land Amazon's second headquarters, and it's leaning on local celebrities to seal the deal.



Indexes close higher on a slow day

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:30:08 GMT2017-10-20T01:30:08Z

A last-minute surge nudged U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Thursday, barely extending the market's winning streak and milestone-setting run.



A 1987-style Wall St. crash? In 2017, that's a one-day stock market drop of 5,060 points

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:07:23 GMT2017-10-20T01:07:23Z

What would that day's 22 percent market crash - a la Black Monday 1987 - look like today? The Dow Jones Industrial Average this week has soared to a new record close of 23,000 - and would have to drop over 5,000 points (5,060, to be exact) in one day to lose an equivalent 22 percent.



Major sanctions at Darby nursing home after neglect found

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:54:28 GMT2017-10-20T00:54:28Z

The Pennsylvania Department of Health revoked the license of St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare and installed a temporary manager at the Darby nursing home after an August inspection found that a patient had been neglected.



This Drexel prof has the same tip for start-ups and new college grads: Get a brand!

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:32:48 GMT2017-10-20T00:32:48Z

Orly Zeewy, a brand architect who has long advised businesses, says the shift to a more entrepreneurial economy has made personal branding imperative for college graduates to distinguish themselves.



You can tell Comcast what to do on its Xfinity TV voice remote

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:14:01 GMT2017-10-20T00:14:01Z

Comcast and tech giants Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Samsung are racing to develop voice platforms. "Voice is so intuitive because everyone knows how to talk," says Comcast executive Tony Werner.



Dispute among Philly's building trades unions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:29:55 GMT2017-10-19T23:29:55Z

How many unions does it take to erect an electronic sign and which ones should get the work? It's a dispute that has blown up among Philly's building trades.



Pharma leaders: Heroes, and villains?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:00:41 GMT2017-10-19T23:00:41Z

On Nov. 28, Jefferson Health will honor Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, at its annual Award of Merit dinner. Government investigations and product-liability lawsuits filled 13 pages in J&J's last annual report - so many the company says it is "not feasible" to predict what it will pay for damages or defense lawyers.



From Congress, a diverse pair boosts tech start-ups in S. Philly

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:45:13 GMT2017-10-19T22:45:13Z

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D., Del.) reached out to a fellow freshman, Bucks County Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, to propose that the two build cred with grassroots manufacturers by using a gathering this week at NextFab to promote the Start-up Opportunity Accelerator Act, which they have cosponsored.



Kaspersky's KGB links make it a bad choice for U.S. consumers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:38:20 GMT2017-10-19T22:38:20Z

To some, it's the best antivirus security software. To others, a devil in disguise.



Hearst, the owner of Cosmo and Esquire, buys Rodale for reported $225M

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:35:12 GMT2017-10-19T22:35:12Z

Hearst says it has agreed to buy popular-health publisher Rodale Inc. of Emmaus, Pa.



Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:18:09 GMT2017-10-19T22:18:09Z

DALLAS (AP) - Shares of United Airlines dropped more than 12 percent on Thursday - their biggest one-day percentage decline in eight years - after a contentious conference call that caused analysts to question whether United executives are making progress on their turnaround plan.



Germantown pins renovation hopes on 'Vote Your Main Street' contest

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:32:15 GMT2017-10-19T21:32:15Z

Germantown is one of 25 communities across the nation nominated for the competition, the sole entry from the area. Winners receive up to $150,000 in grants to restore and preserve parts of their main business corridor.