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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Philly judge creates program to help small businesses reopen and negotiate with creditors

Similar to mortgage foreclosure diversion court, this new program would aid small businesses in negotiating with creditors so they can reopen.

Philly area’s top stocks: Which public companies thrived - or took a dive - during the pandemic?

Inovio, a vaccine chaser, topped the list, while small regional banks dropped to the bottom.

To help businesses in Philly and elsewhere, PayPal sets up a new $530 million fund to assist black-owned firms

Plus, more Small Biz Admin news: Treasury's website has the updated loan application — the deadline to apply is June 30.

Vanguard employees to return to work in Malvern over the next few months as the firm pushes a hotly debated investment option

The firm will start offering private equity as part of its investment offering while it continues to drive down investing fees.

Got Pa. unemployment cash you weren’t supposed to? Your identity may have been stolen.

If you got a check in the mail or a direct deposit for unemployment — and didn't apply — your identity may be at risk.

Pa. to give $225 million in grants and loans to small businesses

Any business with fewer than 25 employees or $1 million in sales annually is eligible for grant money.

Congress updates PPP loan rules, making them more business friendly

Friday’s changes to the Paycheck Protection Program give some breathing room for small business owners.

African American Chamber of Commerce’s Donavan West on his members’ suffering amid Floyd protests

"Right now it’s extremely stressful for business owners. Imagine you’re of a minority who survives COVID, only for your business to be decimated by the rash of looting taking place in business corridors."

Philly investor Brenda Smith charged with $68 million securities fraud, other crimes

She's charged criminally with wire fraud and securities fraud, spending millions on AmEx credit cards and other expenses, while allegedly stealing investors' money.

Wharton ’84 grad funds annual LGBTQ scholarship for MBA student

A new scholarship at Wharton covers the $149,000 tuition for two years of a member of the LGBTQIA community.