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How an accident led to a Philly start-up’s ‘simple and classy’ clothing line for women in labs

AmorSui launched last fall to protect women working in labs and give them something more fashionable than a lab coat to wear.

What this Philly-area start-up won on Richard Branson’s private island

The Fort Washington developer of an inflatable belt to prevent hip fractures among the elderly took top honors in the Extreme Tech Challenge, a worldwide competition for start-ups, the same week its product went on the market.

How a historic Philly hat factory was rescued by this 70-year-old cancer survivor from Harlem

After a rough start, American Hats LLC appears well-positioned for dramatic growth, opening on Sept. 19 in the new Fashion District Philadelphia.

Philadelphia honors a community activist: Sears Street becomes Ella Best Way

Ella Pridgen-Best founded "Don't Shoot, I Want a Future," a non-violence group that served at-risk youth in South Philadelphia.

Plane makes emergency landing on Ocean City beach

The single-engine Cessna landed on an empty beach near 49th Street.

Puerto Rico Medal of Honor recipients honored with new monument

A 7-foot red granite obelisk was dedicated Sunday afternoon at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge's Medal of Honor Grove.

Penn Book Center gets a reprieve from May closing

The owners say they will stay open through the summer, during which they will work on a sustainable business plan.

‘Tired of prejudice’: This 66-year-old ‘badass’ is crusading for more start-up funding for women

Judy Robinett contends money is out there, but many entrepreneurs don’t know where to look for it or how to convince investors to take a chance on them.

Violent morning in Philadelphia leaves a woman dead, 7 people injured

The shootings and stabbings were over a six-hour period throughout the city. Two people are in custody.