July 21, 2016
The rapid rise of Dublin, Ireland-based value retailer Primark at U.S. malls has little to do with the luck of the Irish and everything to do with the disappearing American middle class, retailing experts say. Primark, the fast-fashion retailer that churns out high volume (selling a million socks a day globally) at nearly rock-bottom prices, on Tuesday opened its fifth store in the United States - and second in Pennsylvania - at Willow Grove Park Mall. Five more stores along the East Coast are on the way. Primark debuted to a few hundred eager shoppers at Willow Grove, including Kim Meiklejohn, 47, of Broomall, who gave up on malls a few years ago, claiming that department store prices were often too high for items of poor quality.
March 12, 2016
Rubio frees up Ohio supporters to vote for Kasich. A2.
February 20, 2016 |
NEW ORLEANS - The 76ers received another coveted second-round pick. Other than that, their participation leading up to Thursday's NBA trade deadline was mostly uneventful. The Sixers acquired center Joel Anthony and a future second-round pick while being involved in a three-team deal with the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons. The 2017 second-round pick comes from the Denver Nuggets. In exchange for the former Detroit Pistons reserve center, the Sixers sent the rights of overseas player Chu Maduabum to the Houston Rockets.
January 27, 2016
Obama: It's Clinton's pragmatism vs. Sanders' idealism. A2. Democrats make their pitches at CNN town hall. A2. Would Trump or Cruz hurt Toomey's reelection bid? A3.
January 23, 2016 |
A No. 1 vs. No. 2 boys' basketball matchup is on tap in South Philly for the second time in less than three weeks. Weather permitting, that is. In a Catholic League showdown that was moved up two hours because of the projected snowstorm, Archbishop Carroll, ranked No. 2 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, and No. 1 Neumann-Goretti are set to meet at 5 p.m. Friday at 11th and Moore Streets. On Jan. 6, Neumann-Goretti, then ranked No. 2, easily turned back then- No. 1 Roman Catholic, 85-68, before a standing-room-only home crowd in a gym that holds about 650 spectators.
September 26, 2015 |
The U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia charged a former lighting manager at QVC Inc., the West Chester-based TV and online shopping network, for allegedly orchestrating the submission of $1.8 million in bogus invoices between 2006 and 2013. Douglas S. Rae, a 58-year-old Bethlehem man, faces 20 years in prison, an $8.75 million fine and paying full restitutiton on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, federal prosecutors say in court documets filed last week.
March 15, 2015 |
You'd like to buy an affordable second vehicle. And because you already have a family bus, it needn't be a cavernous crossover or a sedate sedan. It could be simply fun. As chairman of the Cheap Thrills Committee, I challenged myself to come up with some suggestions. I found five truly enjoyable 2015 frolicmobiles for under $24,000. These athletic devils include a roadster, sporty coupes, and a subcompact hatchback on steroids. Let's take a look: Ford Fiesta ST (base price, $21,435)
November 6, 2014 |
TOM WOLF, a millionaire from York who distributes kitchen cabinets, did not win the race for governor of Pennsylvania yesterday. Gov. Corbett lost it. In 77 days, Wolf will be sworn in as the state's 47th governor, mostly because of political and policy decisions that Corbett made. Corbett last night conceded the race in Pittsburgh, saying that he stood by all those decisions even though they proved unpopular. "I said I may be a one-term governor. And I am," Corbett said.
October 3, 2014 |
Mattasyn Shisler couldn't make up her mind. An athlete since she was 3, Shisler entered middle school having to make the tough decision of letting go one of the sports she loved: soccer or field hockey. In seventh grade, she played field hockey. In eighth, she switched back to soccer. But by the time Shisler entered her freshman year at Christopher Dock High School three years ago, she didn't want to choose anymore. So the school let her play both, and she has been doing so ever since.