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Tax collections in Pa. rebound on pent-up shopper demand, but state still faces huge budget deficit

Without additional federal aid, the state will probably have to make serious budget cuts, or significantly increase borrowing to make ends meet.

High demand for medical gowns could boost the Made in the Americas movement. A Philly-area supply chain expert explains.

Before March, over 90 percent of protective medical gowns were made in and around China. That is changing as buyers demand closer-to-home sourcing.

High demand for medical gowns could boost the Made in the Americas movement. A Philly-area supply chain expert explains.

Before March, over 90 percent of protective medical gowns were made in and around China. That is changing as buyers demand closer-to-home sourcing.

The $600 in extra coronavirus unemployment benefits has expired. Here’s what to do now.

The federal program that has delivered an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits to millions of Americans has ended. So, what do you do now? Here are some ways you can find support.

The $600 in extra coronavirus unemployment benefits has expired. Here’s what to do now.

The federal program that has delivered an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits to millions of Americans has ended. So, what do you do now? Here are some ways you can find support.

The U.S. economy shrank at a record-breaking 33% rate last quarter

The April-June numbers represent by far the worst quarterly plunge ever.

The U.S. economy shrank at a record-breaking 33% rate last quarter

The April-June numbers represent by far the worst quarterly plunge ever.
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Decision day for 1,300 Vanguard workers as their jobs head to India-based Infosys

Vanguard has moved record-keeping, printing, and other basic tasks off-campus before, but never at this scale

Investing in funds that empower women boomed in 2019, Wharton study finds

Gender-lens investing can include private equity and venture funds run by women portfolio managers; companies with large numbers of women CEOs or in the C-suite as executives; or products and services that advance the lives of women.

As Congress fights over coronavirus aid, analysts warn that the economy needs help now

With unemployment still at a high 11.1% and hiring potentially slowing in July, the economy is likely to weaken further without more government aid, economists say.

Four Seasons moves to reopen atop Comcast’s new tower amid pandemic and event cancellations in Philadelphia

Visits to the Four Seasons atop the Comcast Technology Center will look a lot different from how they did before the pandemic.

White House pushes narrow virus aid; Pelosi blasts GOP delay

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi assailed Republican “disarray” over a new pandemic relief package as the White House suggested a narrower effort might be necessary. The California Democrat panned the Trump administration's desire to trim an expiring $600 weekly temporary federal unemployment benefit.

Ballard Spahr law firm becomes hub for vital COVID-19 information for businesses

The Philadelphia firm added the fraud tracker to its comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Center for businesses. Its goal is to "proactively partner with clients to help identify trends so we might foresee legal issues, And this is an excellent way to to that.”

Money market fund yields are dropping, prompting Vanguard and BlackRock to waive fees for investors

After the Fed cut interest rates, money market fund yields began falling. And they might even be negative — charging investors money — if companies like Vanguard hadn't waived the fees.

Airlines warn of more than 2,100 potential layoffs and furloughs at PHL this fall

American Airlines, Philadelphia’s dominant air carrier, has notified state officials that it expects to furlough nearly 2,000 employees.

Another 1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

The viral pandemic’s resurgence caused the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits to rise for the first time in nearly four months.

Pa., N.J. workers set to lose the extra $600 in unemployment benefits this week

Washington lawmakers are at odds over how to give more financial help to Americans with no end in sight to the pandemic.

Q&A: How to find a new job during the pandemic

Jennifer Lynn Robinson recently gave a TEDx talk about how a serious car accident forced her to embrace change, Amid the pandemic, "two major things I would say, are just to stay connected and stay visible."

Fined by SEC, Dean Vagnozzi keeps his insurance license, says he plans an IPO

A former SEC attorney weighs in on the Vagnozzi settlement, and what it means for investors.

Coronavirus ban on utility shutoffs in Pa. stays in place after PUC vote ends in a tie

Two Republicans wanted to lift the moratorium on shutoffs, saying that all utility customers will eventually have to pay for the increase in uncollectible accounts.

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