The U.S. added only 1.8 million jobs in July, a sign that hiring has slowed

With confirmed viral cases still elevated in much of the nation and businesses under continued pressure, many employers appear reluctant or unable to hire.

Please Touch Museum laid off most of its staff and won’t reopen in 2020

Leaders of Philadelphia's children's museum doubted that enough visitors would turn out to cover operating costs.

Please Touch Museum laid off most of its staff and won’t reopen in 2020

Leaders of Philadelphia's children's museum doubted that enough visitors would turn out to cover operating costs.

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How arguments in Washington are holding up coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

Key players in Harrisburg say they won’t make any decisions about how to spend $1 billion in remaining stimulus cash until Congress finishes negotiating.
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How arguments in Washington are holding up coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

Key players in Harrisburg say they won’t make any decisions about how to spend $1 billion in remaining stimulus cash until Congress finishes negotiating.

Three days after Isaias hit, 23,000 customers remain without power. Repairs will continue into the weekend.

Despite the assistance of out-of-state repair crews, utilities say some customers may not get power restored until the weekend, as each repair job increasingly affects fewer customers.

Three days after Isaias hit, 23,000 customers remain without power. Repairs will continue into the weekend.

Despite the assistance of out-of-state repair crews, utilities say some customers may not get power restored until the weekend, as each repair job increasingly affects fewer customers.
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XSE line rejuvenates Toyotas, even revving up the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid sounds like a mundane offer: a small SUV that aims for excellent fuel economy in a mundane Toyota package. But put the letters XSE in the name, and up goes the handling and fun.

For Pa. and N.J. law school graduates, bar exams will be held despite virus and questions about the testing ordeal

Is the Bar Exam a 'rite of passage' or an exercise in 'gate-keeping'? At Penn State's Dickinson Law, the school's dean would prefer an alternative.

Deadlocked Pa. panel rejects Peco proposal for COVID-19 bill relief for low-income customers

The Peco proposal would have provided the one-time $50 bill credit to 113,000 low-income households.

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers have voted decisively to unionize

Ballots cast by employees and tallied Thursday came to 181 in favor and 22 against representation by AFSCME District Council 47, union officials said.

About 60,000 customers still without power in Pa., NJ, but utilities say they’re making progress

Additional out-of-state repair crews arrived to help regional power companies recover from Tropical Storm Isaias. Some customers were told power would not be restored until the weekend.

Girls’ High grad to lead the National Education Association, the country’s largest union

Becky Pringle becomes the highest ranking African American female union leader in the country.

Free internet coming for 35,000 Philly families: city, schools, Comcast to spend $17M on digital equity plan

Under the plan, some households will be wired for broadband access via Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and other families will receive wireless hot spots purchased by the city from T-Mobile.

Starting Sept. 1, Philly employers can no longer ask job applicants their salary history

The idea behind the ordinance is that pay inequities due to gender and racial discrimination snowball over time if wages at new jobs are based on how much job applicants made at a past one.

1.2 million sought unemployment benefits last week as $600 federal check ended

The Labor Department’s report Thursday marked the 20th straight week that at least 1 million people have sought jobless aid.

Philly’s takeout platters are served from home with community and culture

At-home food vendors, many of them women and people of color, have cultivated successful businesses without a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Isaias could leave some customers in Pa., N.J. without power through the weekend

More than half the electric customers knocked out by Tropical Storm Isaias have already been reconnected. But some unfortunate customers may have to wait until Monday to get service restored.

Philly’s WHYY holding steady as National Public Radio endures furloughs

The radio audience of the public media organization is recovering after a steep decline in April when the economy shut down because of COVID-19.

Moody’s Mark Zandi says the U.S. needs to spend big and fast to avoid falling back into recession

Lawmakers should err on the side of a rescue package that is bigger than may ultimately be needed. as this may be the only window they will have to pass legislation to support the economy again until after the presidential inauguration in January. That’s a very long time while engulfed in a crisis.

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