Let’s Take Credit Card Companies Out Of The Loop

Credit card companies continue to gouge consumers and businesses nationwide. I am writing this article to inform consumers and businesses alike about the usury and unjust fees credit card companies charge businesses to conduct their operations, in hopes
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U.S. Economy “Built to Last” Must Be Fair

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer President Obama, in his 2012 State of the Union address, outlined his vision for America’s future. As the United States recovers from an economic recession, Obama said January 24, it needs “an economy built to last” that will support all who want to work, as well (more...)

Financial Crisis Showed Holes

An international board is making progress to bring greater transparency into the global financial system, attempting to fix gaps that contributed to the financial crash that rattled world markets in 2008. The Financial Stability Board (FSB), with members from 24 nations, is setting up a panel of (more...)

Tax Season On National EITC And Saving Day

Mayor Nutter and the Campaign for Working Families will officially kick-off tax season by announcing the opening of 11 community based tax sites, which will offer free tax filing services to eligible Philadelphians. Through these tax sites, the Campaign for Working Families helps Philadelphians eligible applicants receive the Earned Income Tax (more...)

Did The Local Real Estate Market Improve?

Did the local real estate market improve? Well, some experts said:" we're in a tug-of-war between those who think we've finally found a bottom and those who are convinced that the overhang of unsold homes is going to push prices considerably lower". Moody's Economy.com (MCO) predicts the (more...)

Willow Grove Shopping Center Sold

The shopping center in Willow Grove in Upper Moreland that is home to Best Buy has been sold, phillyBurbs reports. The 71,000-square-foot shopping center is also home to Pier 1 Imports. Englewood, N.J.-based Real Estate Equity Co. paid $14.6 million, phillyBurbs said.  The acquisition was partly financed by (more...)

Higher Toll Fees For PA & NJ

Toll collections will have rise on three area roads in 2012. According to CBS News, "the cost of commuting is going up by 50 % on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. But spokesman Tom Feeney says drivers can take comfort from knowing none of the (more...)

U.S. Economy Gains Jobs, Continues Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer The U.S. economy is continuing to improve slowly, with a new report showing the unemployment rate at 8.5 percent for December 2011 — a 0.2 percentage points drop from November 2011 and the lowest level since February 2009. “The economy is continuing to heal (more...)

President of Urban Outfitters Is The Winner 2011

MichaeMayor l A. Board of Directors Nutter and The of City Trusts announced that RiPrchard A. Hayne, Co-Founder, Chairman and President of Urban Outfitters, Inc. will receive the 2011 Edward Powell Award.  This honor is presented once every four years to the Philadelphia business leader recognized for outstanding contributions to (more...)

Are Bill Collectors Contacting You?

Are Bill Collectors Contacting You? If so, you may be entitled to receive money and make them stop. When a bill collector either attempts to call you or actually speaks with you there are certain rules they have to follow.  If these rules are not followed (more...)

$88 Million Penthouse For The Daughter

Ex-Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill's penthouse at 15 Central Park West in New York was sold. And guess who bought it? Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. According to Forbes Rybolovlena paid the full $88 million sticker price. Sandy Weill. who bought the 6,744-square-foot, four-bedroom apartment in 2007, (more...)

Republican Opposition To Middle Class Tax Cuts

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz issued the following statement after Congressional Republicans voted against legislation to extend middle class tax cuts, extend unemployment assistance, and fix the Medicare physician payment rate. “Today, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans blocked an overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal to extend the payroll tax cut. (more...)

Property Tax Will Raise In Pennsylvania Counties

Several hundred thousand property owners in Pennsylvania will get bigger tax bills in 2012. " In Pennsylvania’s somewhat bewildering mill age and assessment system, a mill -- the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value -- is different in each of the 67 counties", Philadelphia Inquirer said. Bucks County is (more...)

Stephen Star’s 20th Restaurant In Philadelphia

Now the famous chef  Stephen Star has 20 restaurants in Philadelphia. In recent year his company has opened restaurants often within weeks of one another - Talula’s Garden, Frankford Hall, Granite Hill,Il Pittore and Route 6. And Route 6 could be the last one. Maybe, because "Star has grown (more...)

Challenges And Economy

“The panic itself was felt in every part of the globe,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “It was as if a volcano had burst forth in New York, causing a tidal wave that swept with disastrous power over every nation on the globe.” One of the after-effects was (more...)

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