Erin is a business and personal finance reporter focusing on the consumer, investment frauds and other miscreants. Her first book was Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff (Penguin).

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Two-year degrees in nursing and healthcare earn big bucks 10 years out of school

The hot new metric in higher education is earnings after graduation, and La Salle topped those rankings nationally.

Former Inquirer editor William K. Marimow joins Brian Tierney’s marketing and communications agency

Marimow joined Brian Communications on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

‘The dog’s going to die one day,’ but U.S. economy still expected to grow in 2020

Executives from the retailer Five Below, the Philly Fed, and NFI logistics held forth on the future of the U.S. economy.

Will Vanguard take up BlackRock’s climate risk challenge?

One of the "Big Three" index fund investment firms, BlackRock last week pledged to push Corporate America about climate change risk. Will Vanguard?

Doggie Style Pets groomed 12-year-old Maltese pups, and one died. Then came the lawsuits.

Accidents and deaths at pet groomers are an ongoing problem at chains as Americans spend big bucks on their furry friends.

This free, Philly-based start-up accelerator program is accepting candidates now

The 2020 Global Startup Accelerator program at the University City Science Center offers office space, mentors, and advice to enter new markets.

Uncertainty tax: Why Vanguard bigwigs expect economic growth to slow in 2020

Read excerpts from the presentation by Vanguard's two top executives and their answers to questions from investors on a webcast.

How Vanguard aims to prevail in fee wars, especially vs. Schwab-TD Ameritrade

Vanguard and its investors are emerging as huge winners in the wars to cut commissions. Concerns for the Malvern based investment giant include a creaky website and whether millennials will become Vanguard investors like their parents.

Philly’s Veterans Shark Tank burnishes entrepreneurs out of military vets

The 7th annual competition crowned a new winner, a start-up with a pain relief compound, with a $50,000 prize.

Protesters rally and march against U.S. war with Iran in Philly and throughout Pennsylvania

“We don’t need war. We need money for schools that have no heat or air conditioning, we have the opioid crisis," said Angel Nalubega, who spoke at the rally.