Philly real estate investor Nicholas Schorsch, his former CFO and company settle with SEC for more than $60M

AR Capital and its partners Schorsch and Block "benefited themselves greatly at the expense of shareholders," said the SEC. The company and partners did not admit wrongdoing.

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10 million to 30 states, including New Jersey, after data breach

The states claimed Premera’s inadequate security measures left its computer network open to a hacker who exposed Social Security numbers and sensitive health data of 10 million customers.

Premera Blue Cross to pay $10 million to 30 states, including New Jersey, after data breach

The states claimed Premera’s inadequate security measures left its computer network open to a hacker who exposed Social Security numbers and sensitive health data of 10 million customers.

These people thought they bought their pets. Turned out, they had only leased them.

Consumers claim they are duped into signing lease agreements for pets that cost much more than the sticker price of the dog or cat.

These people thought they bought their pets. Turned out, they had only leased them.

Consumers claim they are duped into signing lease agreements for pets that cost much more than the sticker price of the dog or cat.

Go to college for free — yes, free — at these Pa. and N.J. schools

And a UPenn professor created a database tracking free colleges around the country.

Go to college for free — yes, free — at these Pa. and N.J. schools

And a UPenn professor created a database tracking free colleges around the country.
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Doing roof work in the Philly area? Here’s how to pick a roofer

Use Checkbook’s ratings of local roofing contractors. In its evaluations of area roofing companies, it found big company-to-company differences in customer satisfaction.

Robocall scammers have a new trick: Targeting victims using their personal data

Criminals are leveraging the massive data breaches that have rocked major companies by using the exposed customer information to target consumers directly, a new report says.

Verizon is hiking set-top box, DVR fee for long-term customers

Verizon split what had been one $17 fee for HD/DVR into two fees — one for DVR and the other for the set-top box, both $12, or a a total of $24.

A student was late returning a textbook to Amazon, so the company took thousands from her dad

Her plan to save money by renting a textbook backfired when Amazon raided her father’s checking account. Eventually, the company admitted it had made a mistake.

Wellington Fund, the ‘blue blazer’ of Vanguard funds, returned an average of over 8 percent a year since 1930

Vanguard Wellington Fund turns 90 years old this year. It is Vanguard’s oldest fund, founded by Philadelphia accountant Walter L. Morgan, famed for giving Vanguard founder John Bogle his start.

California is requiring firms to offer retirement plans for workers. N.J. and Pa. are still pondering it.

“People are worried they will have to work until they die,” said expert. “If our elderly are living in poverty, it is a moral problem, but also a fiscal problem. If they have to rely on public assistance, it drives up taxpayer costs.”

American Airlines flight cancellations rise in Philly, leaving passengers stranded and forcing crews to work overtime

American consistently has the most cancellations of any airline flying in and out of Philadelphia, records show.

What’s in store? Generation Z, a study finds.

This younger generation, Americans born between 1997 and 2012, have "high expectations about convenience”

Philly car dealer sold defective vehicles it didn’t own, AG Shapiro claims in new lawsuit

The state claims S & L Automotive sold cars that accelerated while braking, leaked oil and gas, had bad transmissions, and flashed check engine lights as consumers drove off the lot.

Criminals posing as U.S. Marshals from Philly are trying to scam people

Criminals tell victims that they can avoid arrest by buying a prepaid debit card or a gift card and read the card number over the phone to pay a fine.

Your student loan servicers — Navient, Nelnet, and FedLoan — pay big bucks to CEOs and lobbyists

Guess how much the CEO of your student loan servicer made last year? It's a lot.

Philadelphia delays ban on cashless stores until October

The city’s Commission on Human Relation voted Friday to delay implementation so “the public and the retail community can better understand the ordinance’s requirements."

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