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Philly Entrepreneur Wins $100K

Steve Case got the kind of introduction you could only get in this city, this week. "A welcome to the pope of entrepreneurship," deadpanned Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, a roomful of business casual guests... »

Bank of America to Announce Layoffs

Bank of America is announcing layoffs as part of the bank’s latest cost-cutting efforts, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. »

Amtrak to Introduce Bag Fees for Passengers Exceeding Limits

Amtrak is boarding a baggage fee bandwagon that has generated billions in revenue for the airline industry. The passenger train operator will start on Thursday charging $20 to passengers who exceed limits... »


Pope Visit Bad for Business: City Controller

A new report all but confirms what restaurants and retailers have been saying: The papal weekend was bad for business. »

Hyatt May Be Coming to Rittenhouse

The plan to bring a $125 million boutique hotel in the Rittenhouse Square area has been dropped in order to bring another Hyatt product into Philadelphia's hotel market. »

Comcast Launhes YouTube Rival Watchable

Comcast launched the beta version of its new YouTube rival video platform Tuesday. »

Amtrak Charging Excess Baggage Fees

Effective Thursday, Amtrak will begin charging passengers fees for excess baggage. »


What Those Metallic Chips on New Credit Cards Mean

Whether you’re buying latte or a new pair of jeans, the new credit cards with the square metallic chips on the front are meant to better protect you from fraud. Here’s what you should know about chip... »

Weighing Options for Del. Port Expansion

A state task force is set to begin weighing various options for expanding port operations in Delaware. »

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Google Officially Becomes Alphabet

Google Officially Becomes Alphabet

Google is officially 'Alphabet.' Google Inc. on Friday completed the move to reorganize as Alphabet, and its stock will begin trading as Alphabet on the Nasdaq under the same tickers "GOOG" and "GOOGL"...

Apple Names Ex-Boeing CFO as New Board Member

Apple Names Ex-Boeing CFO as New Board Member

Apple has filled a void on its board of directors with James Bell, the former chief financial officer for aircraft maker Boeing Co.

'Call of Duty' Tweets Spark Backlash

'Call of Duty' Tweets Spark Backlash

A series of promotional tweets for the latest "Call of Duty" video game came under some criticism because they described a terrorist attack with no immediate disclaimers stating that they were fictional. The...

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