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Philly Councilmember Allan Domb wants to cut Philly’s taxes. His colleagues might not agree.

Councilmember Allan Domb introduced three bills Thursday to overhaul the city’s business tax code, a week before Mayor Jim Kenney is set to propose a budget for the next fiscal year.

Pa. contractor accused of stealing $20 million from workers in largest ever prevailing wage case

The company is one of the largest contractors in the Commonwealth, receiving $1.7 billion from Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation from 2003 to 2018, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

Comcast commits $1 billion to help close the digital divide as Americans increasingly rely on the internet

Comcast said the money would go toward wiring community centers with WiFi, donating computers, awarding grants to nonprofits working with low-income Americans, and its Internet Essentials program.

One man killed, another injured in Kensington shooting

A 23-year-old man was killed in a shooting Saturday evening in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, police said. It was part of a violent day in the city.

Paralyzed in a Philly accident, he tackled the ‘Rocky’ steps as part of learning to walk again

Less than three months after a freak accident injured his spine, Friedman climbed the iconic Art Museum steps, bringing friends, family, and strangers to tears.

Wawa customers could get $5 or $15 gift cards to settle a class-action suit. Is that fair for consumers?

Under a proposed settlement over its 2019 data breach, Wawa would pay customers up to $9 million, mostly in $5 and $15 gift cards.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment office is hiring 500 people to answer busy phone lines

Jobless workers have said they dial the agency hundreds of times per day to get beyond the busy signal.

Live! casino in South Philly pushed a Chadds Ford newsletter to change its similar logo

In late January, a lawyer for the casino demanded that Chadds Ford Live stop using the mark, arguing it would likely confuse consumers.

Philly’s small businesses face hurdles in winning contracts

While Philadelphia and some universities have streamlined the contracting process to make local, smaller firms more competitive, some business owners said they still face burdensome requirements.

Philly’s biggest employers spend billions outside the city. Inside a new effort to bring that money home.

Advocates are pushing the city’s universities, hospitals, and large companies to buy from local Black and brown-owned businesses to boost the economy.