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North Philly's Junior Barber Academy teaches kids the basics of barbering and entrepreneurship

P. Michael Boone learned to cut his own hair out of necessity. Now he teaches kids the trade in his North Philly shop. But students also walk away with entrepreneurial skills and big dreams.

Queen of cannabis: Pa.'s biggest weed dealer is a brash and bold entrepreneur

Chris Visco taught serial killers how to make lamps, ran several political campaigns, and was a protegee of department store king Al Boscov's. Now, she's a diva of dope.

A decade after Bernie Madoff's arrest, FBI agents reveal more about his Ponzi scheme

FBI agents are revealing, 10 years later, the detailed forensic investigation of Wall Street's notorious criminal.

Reports of flawed records and improper sales trigger call for investigation of city land deals

The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities is calling on City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart to investigate public land sales, following Inquirer and Daily News reports about flaws in the

Tip or no holiday tip? Etiquette for letter carriers, dog walkers, and other VIPs

Every holiday season, in households across the region, families debate best gift-giving practices. The conversations center not only on how much to spend on relatives and friends, but also on what to

How a Fishtown convent was turned into apartments

The convent associated with Holy Name of Jesus Church originally included 16 tiny rooms with sinks and twin beds for the nuns. Now it's eight apartments.

How two brothers are using the Land Bank to build homes working Philadelphians can afford

The project in fast-changing West Poplar - which will cap home prices at $229,999 - is the latest to come out of the Philadelphia Land Bank, the 5-year-old institution that has struggled to get off

Philly employers are leery about asking applicants about their wage history

The ordinance is meant to protect against wage discrimination, but it puts "a stranglehold on small business owners trying to determine what constitutes a competitive offer" in a tight job market, one

Bankrupt Performance Bicycle starts store-closing sales; Philly warehouse gets layoff warning

"We are working to stabilize" an import business strained by high debt, a slow off-season, and Trump tariffs, said Patrick Cunnane, whose wife, Democrat Madeleine Dean, was elected to Congress to

Pa.'s first sports-betting casino attracts a younger crowd

Hollywood Casino was first out of the gate of the five Pennsylvania casinos licensed to offer sports betting because it quickly converted an existing room used for simulcasting horse racing into a

Pennsbury schools will reopen Monday, but boil-water alert remains in force

Pennsbury School District says bottled water will be supplied to eight schools served by Pennsylvania American's tainted treatment plant.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia closes three former parish sites

Archbishop Chaput approved the closure of two Philadelphia worship sites and one in Coatesville, as of Jan. 7.

Philadelphia Fusion makes its Philly Overwatch debut in Center City

The Philadelphia Fusion, owned by Comcast Spectacor, sold out its homecoming grudge match against the Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior, which included a guest appearance by Flyers darling mascot

Susquehanna Growth Equity fund backs Philly tech scene

SGE has invested about $1 billion in 50 private companies over the past 12 years, including Credit Karma, Outbrain, and Buildout.

More 'errors' found in records of city land sales to Point Breeze developer

City officials recently blamed a clerical error, in part, for allowing a friend of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to secure two city-owned lots this summer without bidding and then flip them for a cool

Home delivery, weed lounges in N.J.'s latest legalization plan

Marijuana legalization takes on a new twist - home deliveries and smoking lounges - in New Jersey

Crazy Aaron's, creator of Thinking Putty, opening store in Norristown

"The Shop at Puttyworld is really a dream come true for me and, I hope, for many of our fans."

Marriott's Starwood hotel hit by huge extended data breach

Personal information on as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek retains its composure

Most Subaru buyers are looking for safety, not flash, and the Crosstrek obliges. The car squeezes four more horsepower out of its 2.0-liter engine over the previous generation, and cargo capacity has

Philly visits NYC to learn how to make our streets safer and less clogged

New York City's declining traffic death numbers suggest more lives could be saved on Philadelphia streets.