‘The sun is shining’ at Philly Shipyard as hundreds of jobs return this year, CEO says

The shipyard’s fortunes have been buoyed by a federal government project more than a decade in the making.

U.S. weekly unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as coronavirus takes toll

The number was the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.

U.S. weekly unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as coronavirus takes toll

The number was the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.

Biden expected to include $2,000 checks, new child benefit in major new stimulus proposal

Biden transition officials have not disclosed the overall price tag of the package, but it is expected to be more than $1 trillion.

Biden expected to include $2,000 checks, new child benefit in major new stimulus proposal

Biden transition officials have not disclosed the overall price tag of the package, but it is expected to be more than $1 trillion.

Column

Biden aide calls Bucks firm a model for worker-owners

Philly start-ups continue to attract outside investor capital; a local ESOP gets national notice
Column

Biden aide calls Bucks firm a model for worker-owners

Philly start-ups continue to attract outside investor capital; a local ESOP gets national notice
More Stories

U.S. reports 140,000 lost jobs in December, the first monthly loss since spring

At the same time, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the first time it hasn’t fallen since April.

Column

Business leaders blame Trump for Capitol attack.

Business expansion was a major priority of the Trump administration, but some leading CEOs say it's time for him to go after his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol.

Economist Joel Naroff predicts the 2021 economy, citing the potential for the good, the bad and the ugly

The most important concern is controlling the out-of-control virus. We cannot get back to normal until that happens.

In the middle of a pandemic, a South Philly couple open an eco-friendly store

Good Buy Supply offers biodegradable and sustainable products marketed to consumers in their early 20s to late 30s and others concerned about the planet.

Column

Billionaire Carl Icahn has sold Pep Boys’ HQ. As the iconic company turns 100, what lies ahead?

City officials were delighted when billionaire Carl Icahn bought the iconic Philadelphia business Pep Boys four years ago. But Icahn has run into rougher financial territory since then.

Popular mechanics: How to get high-quality, affordable, hassle-free auto repair

Checkbook’s advice: If the work you need is not covered by a new-car warranty, use an independent shop.

$2,000 stimulus checks have ‘no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate,’ McConnell says

Mitch McConnell argued that he would not be “bullied” into action despite pressure from President Donald Trump, congressional Democrats, and even some Republicans for the more generous payments.

U.S. home prices rose in October at fastest pace in more than 6 years

The combination of strong demand and limited supply pushed home prices up 7.9% in October compared with 12 months ago.

Worst of 2020? New boss at PHLY says storms and fires will cost U.S. employers more than virus and looting.

The company's top risk-watcher, John W. Glomb, is the new boss at Philadelphia Insurance Cos.

A Philly developer shirked a deal to build affordable homes as housing officials stood by

Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. hasn’t explained why it let developer Chris Rahn shirk a deal he made to build affordable housing when he bought public land. It says it doesn't have to.

Joe Biden will cut tariffs, change immigration policy and rebuild infrastructure, Moodys’ Mark Zandi predicts

Big changes are coming on the other side of Biden’s inauguration though much depends on who controls the senate.

Column

Philly’s new commerce director seeks a better path for Philly employers

"We have to do a better job making it easier to do businesses in Philadelphia.... So we are forming the Business Response Team" to fix problems that come up.

Column

Tracking more than Santa: The 3 Philly rocket science firms Paul Graziani didn’t sell are growing fast

Cesium, which tracks Santa’s path every Christmas for NORAD, has moved to Center City Philadelphia and plans rapid growth after separating from AGI.

SPECIAL REPORTS
Investigative reports, featured series, and guides to living in the Philadelphia region, brought to you by The Inquirer.
WHAT ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT?
Send us your burning questions, or vote on other readers' questions that pique your interest. Our journalists will work to answer them.