Philadelphia Business News

U.K. paves way for Comcast's Sky bid as race narrows with Fox

The U.K. intends to allow Comcast Corp.'s $30 billion bid for Sky Plc to move ahead, a boost for the U.S. cable giant as it vies with 21st Century Fox Inc. for Britain's largest pay-TV company.

Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond, authorities said Monday.

Gov. Wolf sues bankers, lawyers, engineers, adviser for bond losses

"Lobbyists and special interests" bilked taxpayers of over $300 million "for their own gain," the governor said.

Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix

The Obamas will produce far more content than many analysts had predicted, possibly including movies, scripted shows and reality TV.

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an

Amtrak resumes search for 30th St. development overseer with focus on shops, restaurants at station

The rail operator's renewed call this month for applicants for the master developer job identifies upgrades to the 1930s station's retail offerings, office space and mechanical systems as first steps

What Philly factory owners are thinking: Tax cuts help, but tariffs and labor scarcity pose challenges

"We are training people constantly to run equipment, to be machinsts, to be welders," said a factory boss. "What I can't teach is work ethic and attitude - you either have it or you don't."

Need to appeal your Philly property assessment? Here's how, step by step

Your 2019 proposed reassessment, came with a "First Level Review" form. Send it in! It's the first step to have your assessment reviewed. You don't need a lawyer to send in the form, due by May 25.

With sports betting legalized, New Jersey leads a race to lure gamblers. Will Pa. lag behind?

The Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports gambling on Monday. So what happens next? In NJ, Del. and Pa., among other states, it's a race.

Supreme Court says businesses can force workers into arbitration to resolve disputes

Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority, said the contracts requiring arbitration are valid.

Fidelity mutual fund giant takes big hit on Bala Cynwyd-based Entercom

Entercom Communications stock down on first quarter miss. Fidelity is a big holder in its shares.

Starbucks' new policy welcomes even nonpaying guests to use its tables and restrooms

In a letter sent to employees working at its 8,000 U.S. stores, Starbucks said that "any person who enters our spaces, including patios, cafes and restrooms, whether they make a purchase, is

Southwest flight from Las Vegas to PHL diverted after warning

Flight 5913 landed safely in Indianapolis as a precaution and passengers boarded another plane. The flight continued to Philadelphia and arrived about 4½ hours behind schedule, a Southwest spokeswoman

US Attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top federal law

Home Depot suffers the curse of the overachiever | Opinion

The chain just keeps chugging along. It has now delivered year-over-year comparable sales growth for 28 straight quarters. Much of the time, that growth hasn't been merely modest; it has been robust.

How the death of voicemail is changing the way we connect

With the prevalence of mobile phones, texting, chat apps and email, voice mail just isn't as what it used to be.

New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything.

Philly's Jefferson U. seeks 100,000 marijuana patients from across the U.S. for patient database

The national project - called the MMJ.org Initiative - will launch this summer. Patients in marijuana-legal states will be recruited at dispensaries and through their physicians.

Living in close quarters: Philly condos of 600 square feet or less

These three condos offer just a few hundred square feet of living space but pack in luxury amenities, as well as prime neighborhood locations.