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Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:58:29 GMT2017-09-19T18:58:29Z

 



Workers pick up more of the health insurance tab, study finds

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:58:29 GMT2017-09-19T18:58:29Z

At Gale Nurseries in Gwynedd Valley, health insurance costs rose 7.5 percent this year. Its 25 workers are paying nearly half the cost of the premium.



Comcast-owned NBC News boosts media coverage, competing with CNN, Fox

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:58:02 GMT2017-09-19T18:58:02Z

NBC News reporter's first scoop - on Amazon - shows how the internet giant and Comcast are competitors.



Netflix's 'Disjointed' may not be a laugh riot - but it is important for pot

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:50:31 GMT2017-09-19T18:50:31Z

'Disjointed' is for squares, by squares. And that's important.



Philly's fine wine restaurants alarmed by new PLCB rules

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:49:19 GMT2017-09-19T18:49:19Z

Pennsylvania restaurateurs are upset by new PLCB rules for wines that are not carried by stores. Under the new process, they will have to pay up-front for products that it will take them longer to get, and they won't be able to inspect when they pick it up.



Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:45:21 GMT2017-09-19T18:45:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) - In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world.



9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:35:31 GMT2017-09-19T18:35:31Z

The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows



Walgreens, Rite Aid trim store purchase deal to $4.38B

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:00:16 GMT2017-09-19T18:00:16Z

Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a deal between the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.



Marijuana sales may make tribes richer and poorer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:36:50 GMT2017-09-19T17:36:50Z

The tax-free cannabis business might be a revenue gusher. Whether tribal members will benefit is another issue.



Wayne Junction Diner is back, kind of, in $12M revitalization plan for N. Philly

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:39:30 GMT2017-09-19T16:39:30Z

Mount Airy-based developer Ken Weinstein is returning a diner to Wayne Junction's blighted midst in his plan for a new neighborhood commercial core.



Beware, Philadelphia: Amazon could drive up housing prices

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:43:14 GMT2017-09-19T15:43:14Z

Since Amazon opened its corporate campus downtown, home prices in Seattle are up 67 percent. And even while the city is now working to create more affordable housing, some argue it's too little, too late. As Amazon looks for a location for its second corporate headquarters, cities interested in hosting the company should be prepared, observers say.



Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour this weekend

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:37:50 GMT2017-09-19T13:37:50Z

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.



Build here, Amazon - Philly's your city, Drexel president says

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:01:47 GMT2017-09-19T11:01:47Z

With a population of more than 6 million, the Philadelphia metropolitan region is the seventh largest in the country. In addition to our strength of size, John Fry says, no region can top the robust pipeline of talent coming from our many colleges and universities.



Fox News commentator, in lawsuit, says she was sexually assaulted by host, blacklisted by network

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:40:42 GMT2017-09-19T03:40:42Z

Hughes says in the lawsuit that Payne "pressured" his way into her hotel room in 2013 and coerced her to have sexual intercourse with him, even as she rebuffed his attempts.



Science Center honors immigrants who made Philly rich, interesting

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:19:13 GMT2017-09-19T02:19:13Z

The organization named six immigrant entrepreneurs, past and present, to the third yearly list for its Innovators Walk of Fame.



Equifax endured another data breach in March

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:53:41 GMT2017-09-19T01:53:41Z

Equifax suffered another major breach before the massive data breach disclosed earlier this month, the company confirmed Monday, revealing yet again the vulnerability of the credit agency's computer systems.



Zara debuts at Cherry Hill Mall on Sept. 28; King of Prussia store to follow

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:25:09 GMT2017-09-19T00:25:09Z

Fast fashion icon Zara will open its first suburban Philadelphia store next week at Cherry Hill Mall. There is one Zara store downtown in the city, on Walnut Street.



Equifax, clean up your act, AGs demand

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:12:06 GMT2017-09-18T23:12:06Z

Equifax can and must do more to mop up its mess and aid consumers, say Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro and a growing gang of fellow AGs.



TicketLeap sold to Patron Technologies

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:41:38 GMT2017-09-18T21:41:38Z

"We are extremely enthusiastic about our acquisition of TicketLeap, and the TicketLeap team is continuing on under the leadership of Chrisse Dragon," Patron CEO Eugene Carr told me in an email.



NextFab draws makers from Boston, NYC to Philly

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:22:28 GMT2017-09-18T21:22:28Z

Its venture program and investment committee have picked five start-up winners for this fall's enlarged September-to-November "RAPID Hardware Accelerator" program class. Prizes include $25,000 in seed funding and access to NextFab machines.



Utility CEO: Don't sell off failed nuclear project for parts

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:39:19 GMT2017-09-18T20:39:19Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An abandoned multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project shouldn't be sold off for parts because it will be completed someday, the retiring CEO of a South Carolina utility that invested in the project told state senators Monday.