Philadelphia Fed president on reopening the economy: "It’s going to take some time"

Apr 17, 2020
Don’t expect an immediate economic rebound, Patrick Harker says.
A couple wearing masks crosses the almost deserted Times Square on April 13, 2020 in New York City.
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Adventures in Housing: The Caretaker

Jan 6, 2020
If you're thinking cushy job with a free place to live, think again.
Craig Johnson (right) and his partner Carol Adams stand in front of the original hearth at Glen Fern in Philadelphia, PA.
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A Philadelphia startup wants to bring e-scooters to the city

Jul 16, 2019
The founders, however, are waiting on a green light from the state legislature.
Philadelphia natives Kevin Thompson and Naim Statham have invested almost $100,000 to launch their electric scooter company in their hometown.
Darryl C. Murphy

Philadelphia building tax could fund affordable housing

Jun 12, 2018
Philadelphia City Council is expected to vote this week on what some members see as a potential solution to the city’s affordable housing problem — a 1 percent tax that could fund rental construction and help qualifying home buyers make down…

Sports fashion turns to on-trend t-shirts

Jun 7, 2018
Sports fashion is often all about the jerseys, but these days fans can also find t-shirts that capture trending moments in sports. That’s because companies like BreakingT see a new opportunity to cater to a market for individualized messaging, by…

Starbucks will close 8,000 stores for a day of bias training

Apr 17, 2018
CEO Kevin Johnson announced the ambitious move to restore the company image — but there will probably be more to come.

Philadelphia makes an economic case for safe injection sites

Feb 15, 2018
The facilities could save at least $2 million a year by reducing expensive ambulance rides, emergency room trips and hospital visits, the city says.
A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, which has become a hub for heroin use.
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Food wars escalate in Boston and Philadelphia ahead of Super Bowl Sunday

Feb 2, 2018
Philadelphia and Boston ban each other’s foods leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
A box of Dottie's Donuts in Philadelphia, where no more Boston Creme donuts will be made until after the Super Bowl.
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Should the governments give LGBT-owned businesses a leg up in public contracts?

Jan 29, 2018
There’s a growing push to add LGBT-owned businesses to the list of groups that are given special treatment for government work.
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How federal policy from the 1930s continues to harm Philadelphia and other cities

Jan 11, 2018
Real estate appraisers would negatively evaluate areas if people of color lived there.
A man walks into a heroin encampment in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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