Trump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over coronavirus oversight begins

President Donald Trump on Friday took a step to immediately try to curb oversight provisions in Congress' $2 trillion coronavirus spending package, seeking to assert presidential authority over a new inspector general's office.

The latest unemployment figures look bad. The reality is likely worse.

One reason for the apparent lag in the federal figures is that they may reflect the numbers processed, as opposed to the numbers filed.

The latest unemployment figures look bad. The reality is likely worse.

One reason for the apparent lag in the federal figures is that they may reflect the numbers processed, as opposed to the numbers filed.

Franklin Institute lays off all part-time workers and 36% of staff

The region's premiere science museum is more dependent on revenues from shows than other similar institutions.

Franklin Institute lays off all part-time workers and 36% of staff

The region's premiere science museum is more dependent on revenues from shows than other similar institutions.
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The factory that makes the Phillies’ uniforms reopened to make free masks and gowns to fight coronavirus

A factory that makes uniforms for the Phillies, Yankees, and their rivals switched production to make 10,000 protective medical masks and gowns a day, which it plans to donate to hospitals.

For many Philly-area garden centers, the coronavirus outbreak brings a silent spring

Independent garden centers say that because of a bureaucratic quirk, the pain is being inflicted unequally across their industry as big-box stores with garden supplies are allowed to stay open.

Coronavirus is already having a ‘stunning’ impact on unemployment in Pa.

The economic bleeding from the coronavirus pandemic is already well underway in Pennsylvania. And it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Congressional negotiators close on nearly $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package

While Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said early Tuesday that many issues had been resolved, some remain.

Workers say two high-profile restaurant groups are not paying sick leave as required by Philly law

About 400 hourly workers formerly employed by CookNSolo restaurant group aren’t getting paid as the city law requires, and the same goes for the thousands of workers idled at another high-profile company: STARR Restaurant Group.

Stocks fall on Wall Street despite Federal Reserve aid, as coronavirus relief bill stalls again

Central banks are doing what they can to support the economy as more states and communities close down, but investors want to see the U.S. government do its part as well.

Federal Reserve to buy as much government debt as needed to aid economy

In a series of sweeping steps, the Fed will lend to small and large businesses and local governments as well as extend its bond buying programs. It's all part of the Fed's ongoing efforts to support the flow of credit through an economy ravaged by the viral outbreak

What a Nobel Prize-winning economist advises to ease the economic fallout of the coronavirus

Getting a couple of thousand dollars to everybody right now is absolutely essential, says Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.

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Coronavirus on the road: Trucker shifts cargoes, lobbies for toilets to keep its 14,000 drivers, warehouse staff from layoffs

“If you get somebody infected in your facility, you have to close the facility,” said an executive from a nationwide trucking and warehouse company. “Our number one priority is to protect our people so we can keep operating.”

As coronavirus crisis deepens, Congressional rescue deal teeters

Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House are teetering over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package as the coronavirus pandemic deepens.

All at once, a steady U.S. economy screeches to halt amid coronavirus pandemic

Never before has the U.S. economy come to such a screeching stop, so suddenly, so violently

Philly offices may never be the same again as the coronavirus pandemic boosts technology disruption

Besides work from home becoming mainstream, the outbreak is accelerating trends in technology, from eateries offering online delivery to film studios skipping theaters to release new movies for streaming.

Gov. Wolf’s shutdown order sows widespread confusion and panic. Up to 3 million workers affected

Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown order is expected to impact as many as 3 million Pennsylvania jobs. It has sown widespread confusion and led to significant pushback from various business groups.

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