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Published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:21:05 GMT2017-08-19T00:21:05Z

 



Trump drama brings volatility

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:21:05 GMT2017-08-19T00:21:05Z

Wall Street traders spent the first half of the year bemoaning zonked-out markets. Some wish those days were back.



Economy fears help sink stocks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:19:55 GMT2017-08-18T15:19:55Z

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day.



Fast Facts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:59:05 GMT2017-08-17T00:59:05Z

THE UNION Unite Here Local 274, Philadelphia. Represents: 2,500 hotel and restaurant workers, Philadelphia school-cafeteria employees, Aramark employees at area stadiums, workers at some airport eateries.



Urban Outfitters, Target help lead a rally in retail

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:58:04 GMT2017-08-17T00:58:04Z

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose slightly Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target helped retailers rally. That was enough to cancel out more losses for energy companies.



Where They Stand

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:14:08 GMT2017-08-16T01:14:08Z

How the top executives on Trump's two councils have responded since Monday: Quitting the councils Kenneth Frazier, Merck & Co.



Other important details

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:36:05 GMT2017-08-15T01:36:05Z

If you are involuntarily bumped or removed from a flight due to overbooking, the airline owes you compensation if it can't get you to your destination within one to two hours of the scheduled arrival on a domestic flight, or between one and four hours on an international trip. The compensation is 200 percent of the one-way fare to your destination, up to $650. If the airline can't make these time requirements, it owes you 400 percent of the fare, up to $1,300.



Business Calendar

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:42:07 GMT2017-08-13T23:42:07Z

Treasury Auctions 4-week bills, Aug. 15; 3-month, 6-month bills, Aug. 14; 1-year bills, Aug. 15; 2-year notes, Aug. 28; 3-year notes, Aug. 8; 5-year notes, Aug. 28; 7-year notes, Aug. 29; 5-year TIPS, Aug. 24; 10-year TIPS, Sep. 21; 30-year TIPS, Oct. 19.



At the Convention Centers

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:42:05 GMT2017-08-13T23:42:05Z

At the Convention Centers Conventions expecting 500 or more to attend.    Date Attendance    Pennsylvania Convention Center 2017 Neighborworks Training Institute3    Aug 14-18   2,200   



Stocks fall for third day as U.S., N. Korea tensions rattle markets

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:52:04 GMT2017-08-11T00:52:04Z

Brewing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea put investors in a selling mood again Thursday, dragging U.S. stocks lower for the third day in a row.



Facebook moves to produce original video content

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:51:05 GMT2017-08-11T00:51:05Z

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Watching video online is getting more social. Facebook introduced a platform Wednesday called Watch that will allow users to discover new shows that their friends are also viewing.



Awards Event

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:23:13 GMT2017-08-10T23:23:13Z

When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Where: Fels Planetarium, Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia 19103



DONNA TORRISI

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:23:09 GMT2017-08-10T23:23:09Z

Home: Bala Cynwyd Family: Partner, Judith Palmer; children, Jessie Torrisi, 40, Ben Palmer, 31. Diplomas: Villanova University, nursing; University of Pennsylvania, master's in nursing.



At the Convention Centers

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:23:07 GMT2017-08-10T23:23:07Z

At the Convention Centers Conventions expecting 500 or more to attend.    Date Attendance    Pennsylvania Convention Center 2017 Neighborworks Training Institute3    Aug 14-18   2,200   



Business Calendar

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:23:05 GMT2017-08-10T23:23:05Z

Treasury Auctions 4-week bills, Aug. 15; 3-month, 6-month bills, Aug. 14; 1-year bills, Aug. 15; 2-year notes, Aug. 28; 3-year notes, Aug. 8; 5-year notes, Aug. 28; 7-year notes, Aug. 29; 5-year TIPS, Aug. 24; 10-year TIPS, Sep. 21; 30-year TIPS, Oct. 19.



NUTRISYSTEM STATISTICS

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:22:04 GMT2017-08-10T23:22:04Z

Average customer is 45 to 55 years old. 75 percent of Nutrisystem customers are women. The company ships 185 million food items annually.



Snail Mail Struggles

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:31:51 GMT2017-08-10T05:31:51Z

WASHINGTON - It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps. Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered United States Postal Service's request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. It would be the biggest change in the Postal Service's pricing system in nearly a half-century, allowing stamp prices to rise beyond the rate of inflation.



Disney, other earnings depress markets

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:34:08 GMT2017-08-10T00:34:08Z

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Wednesday, making up much of the ground they lost earlier following a rare batch of earnings disappointments by Walt Disney and other big companies.



Casinos look to competitive gaming for millennial lure

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:31:30 GMT2017-08-09T05:31:30Z

ATLANTIC CITY - Casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines, but the money is coming from renting hotel rooms to the young players and selling them food and drinks, not from turning them into gamblers.



WHERE TO VENT

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:26:05 GMT2017-08-08T15:26:05Z

SportsVenting Radio Show Where: 610-AM ESPN When: Fridays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Who: Frustrated Phil and the Woz



Dow continues 10-day winning streak

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:26:05 GMT2017-08-08T15:26:05Z

Gains in technology companies helped lift the U.S. stock index higher Monday, nudging the market once again into record territory.



At the Convention Centers

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:49:07 GMT2017-08-06T23:49:07Z

At the Convention Centers Conventions expecting 500 or more to attend.    Date Attendance    Pennsylvania Convention Center National Association of



Business Calendar

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:49:05 GMT2017-08-06T23:49:05Z

Treasury Auctions 4-week bills, Aug. 8; 3-month, 6-month bills, Aug. 7; 1-year bills, Aug. 15; 2-year notes, Aug. 28; 3-year notes, Aug. 8; 5-year notes, Aug. 28; 7-year notes, Aug. 29; 10-year notes, Aug. 9; 30-year notes, Aug. 10; 5-year TIPS, Aug. 24; 10-year TIPS, Sep. 21; 30-year TIPS, Oct. 19.



How much does it cost to stock the typical family refrigerator?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:45 GMT2017-08-03T23:00:45Z

Americans spend anywhere from $130 to just under $300 a week for a family of four, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But those numbers include dry goods that wouldn’t be kept in the refrigerator.



Awards Event

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:55:05 GMT2017-08-03T22:55:05Z

When: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Where: Fels Planetarium, Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia 19103



Business Calendar

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:51:04 GMT2017-08-03T22:51:04Z

Treasury Auctions 4-week bills, Aug. 8; 3-month, 6-month bills, Aug. 7; 1-year bills, Aug. 15; 2-year notes, Aug. 28; 3-year notes, Aug. 8; 5-year notes, Aug. 28; 7-year notes, Aug. 29; 10-year notes, Aug. 9; 30-year notes, Aug. 10; 5-year TIPS, Aug. 24; 10-year TIPS, Sep. 21; 30-year TIPS, Oct. 19.



PETER ROTELLE

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:46:07 GMT2017-08-03T22:46:07Z

Homes: Glenmoore, Chestnut Hill, Avalon. Lives with: Oona McCullough, daughter Morgan, 17, and son Chase, 15. Also Owen and Nora Elliott.