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How PSERS has invested $100m with a Pittsburgh billionaire and won’t say what it is for

Trustees of the $57 billion pension fund for public school employees bet $100 million on a new investment with an I-Spy name —”Project Newton"— run by a manager PSERS wouldn't name.

Robert Gore, a serial inventor who made Gore-Tex a household name, dies at 83

Bob Gore, head of Newark, Del.-based W.L. Gore and Co., developed Gore-Tex and built his father's family-controlled company into a partly worker-owned enterprise that employs over 10,000 worldwide

Robert Gore, a serial inventor who made Gore-Tex a household name, dies at 83

Bob Gore, head of Newark, Del.-based W.L. Gore and Co., developed Gore-Tex and built his father's family-controlled company into a partly worker-owned enterprise that employs over 10,000 worldwide

Philly business leaders form task force to recharge the region’s economy

A coalition of Philadelphia business leaders and public officials said Friday that they will focus on racial equity, job training, and health and safety to revive the regional economy

Philly business leaders form task force to recharge the region’s economy

A coalition of Philadelphia business leaders and public officials said Friday that they will focus on racial equity, job training, and health and safety to revive the regional economy

In Chester County, 'Plantation Field’ equestrian event is canceled amid debate over its name

An online equestrian magazine suggested that because of its association with slavery, “Plantation” be removed from the event’s title.

In Chester County, 'Plantation Field’ equestrian event is canceled amid debate over its name

An online equestrian magazine suggested that because of its association with slavery, “Plantation” be removed from the event’s title.
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SEC sues Rite Aid compliance executive, alleging insider trading ahead of failed Walgreens merger

The Camp Hill, Pa., company merger with Walgreens was delayed, and employee Steven Sheinfeld sold stock options with confidential information, the agency alleges.

Philadelphia school board reverses itself and approves Hilco tax break

After voting it down in August, the school board switched course and approved a key tax break for a developer redeveloping the former South Philadelphia refinery.

Review

Toyota Tacoma Double Cab stingy on space, spendy at the pump

Toyota’s midsize pickup is the old workhorse on the block these days, having hung around while Chevy and Ford went off in search of greener pastures. Does it stand up to the rest of the pack?

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Radnor firm — its product long used by Mexican heroin makers — stops key sales in Mexico

The Main Line-based based company started by ex-Rohm and Haas boss and corporate-governance thinker Rajiv L. Gupta, was a favored, if inadvertent, chemical supplier to Mexico's illegal heroin labs

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 ban on utility shutoffs remains despite push to lift moratorium

With each passing month, the likelihood increases that the ban will remain in place until April, since utilities are blocked from terminating most customers during winter heating season.

A pandemic surge in food delivery has made ghost kitchens and virtual eateries one of the only growth areas in the restaurant industry

Ghost kitchens are those without dining rooms, designed just for delivery, and most never becoming a bricks-and-mortar destination for diners. They could be big winners amid the pandemic.

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in U.S.

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

Banks snub Fed’s $600 billion lifeline for Main Street firms

The take-up for the $600 billion program is just 0.2%, threatening to undercut the economic recovery and efforts to protect jobs.

Roof decks are becoming a must-have for Philly homeowners and buyers

The pandemic and early stay-at-home orders have changed homeowners' and buyers' priorities. Roof decks are increasingly in demand.

Amazon to lease newly built Northeast Philly warehouse amid North American hiring binge

About 5,000 of Amazon's new jobs will be in Philadelphia, a company spokesperson said.

Workers at Rivers Casino Philadelphia complain of coronavirus secrecy and lax safety

If casino workers have the coronavirus or COVID-19 symptoms, they are not supposed to tell that to their supervisors when they call in sick.

Amazon plans to put warehouses in 1,000 U.S. neighborhoods

The facilities, which will eventually number about 1,500, will bring products closer to customers, making shopping online about as fast as a quick run to the store.

Big Oil’s green makeover: BP reinventing itself as an energy company

The company is shrinking its oil and gas business, revving up offshore wind power and developing solar and battery storage.

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Amazon launches luxury store on app

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