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March 16, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County Commission Chairman Josh Shapiro holds a healthy fundraising lead in this year's race to become Pennsylvania's next attorney general. And that led to a bit of sniping Tuesday between Shapiro's campaign and that of a rival Democrat, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. Shapiro, who was sworn in for his second term as county commissioner in January, raised $2 million so far this year and had $1.8 million in the bank as of last week, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday.
NEWS
March 11, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: My mother and mother-in-law are both awful at gift-giving, for me, my children, my husband. Wrong size (after asking and being told the correct sizes), awful choices on color, style - most of their gifts are promptly donated to charity, after profuse appreciation and thanks, of course. My mother-in-law has given my college kid a gift certificate for a restaurant that her college town, where she lives year-round, does not have.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
You're driving late on a Monday in Upper Darby. You see a leather pouch sitting in the road. You stop, open it, and find $15,200 in crisp bills. Do you keep the cash? To Bob Tracey, this isn't a hypothetical. Tracey, a 61-year-old SEPTA worker, was heading home to Springfield around midnight Monday when he noticed the bag on State Road. At first, he thought it was a woman's purse. Maybe a bag someone had perched atop a car and forgotten before driving off. But it had a bank name in the corner.
NEWS
February 28, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A ticket sold in Camden County won the top prize in the most recent Jersey Cash 5 drawing. New Jersey Lottery officials said the winner matched all five numbers drawn Thursday (1, 5, 22, 29, and 43) to win the $77,262 jackpot. The lucky ticket was sold at the One Stop Shoppe, at 333 Sicklerville Rd. in Sicklerville. The store gets a $2,000 bonus. In other lottery news: Three New Jersey lottery players who won $1 million prizes in recent Mega Millions games have come forward to claim their prizes, lottery officials said.
NEWS
February 15, 2016
Multistate       Feb. 13 Powerball. . . 07 15 18 19 36 Powerball 20 Powerplay 02 Feb. 12 Mega Millions. . . 01 07 44 68 73 Mega Ball 01 Feb. 11 Cash 4 Life. . . 06 31 35 40 55 Cash Ball 02 Pennsylvania 1-800-692-7481 Daily Drawings, Feb. 13 Pick 2 Afternoon . . . 1 0 Pick 2 Evening . . . 5 9 Pick 3 Afternoon . . . 1 3 5 Pick 3 Evening . . . 4 3 5 Pick 4 Afternoon . . . 1 7 9 3 Pick 4 Evening . . . 5 4 5 6 Pick 5 Afternoon . . . 2 8 8 2 0 Pick 5 Evening . . . 5 5 7 7 5 Treasure Hunt . . . 05 07 13 23 29 Cash 5 . . . 03 04 11 38 40 Feb. 11 Match 6 . . . 02 24 41 43 47 49 New Jersey 609-599-5800 Daily Drawings, Feb. 13 Pick 3 Afternoon . . . 2 2 8 Pick 3 Evening . . . 9 1 8 Pick 4 Afternoon . . . 1 1 1 9 Pick 4 Evening . . . 3 4 1 5 Jersey Cash 5 . . . 10 23 37 41 42 Feb. 11 Pick 6 Xtra . . . 02 11 27 41 43 45 Delaware 302-739-5291 Daily Drawings, Feb. 13 Play 3 Afternoon . . . 0 7 9 Play 3 Evening . . . 4 3 0 Play 4 Afternoon.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2016
Apu Gupta, who runs Curalate , the "visual commerce" software maker that helps Urban Outfitters and Forever21 sell clothes through Instagram, Pinterest , and other social-media partners, is the latest start-up boss to show he can raise piles of money in Philadelphia. Now he hopes he can find enough talent to keep his firm growing here. Gupta last week announced a $27.5 million investment in Curalate from past investors: New Enterprise Associates, the largest U.S. venture capital outfit, based in Silicon Valley; Josh Kopelman 's Philadelphia-based FirstRound Capital (the biggest venture firm based on the East Coast)
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Joe Sestak has a $1.4 million cash advantage over Katie McGinty as the two Democrats head into the final months of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate primary, new campaign filings show. Both candidates have outpaced Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, who has struggled to turn his outsider appeal into campaign cash. As of Dec. 31, Fetterman had just $131,672 on hand. Sestak, a former congressman making his second bid for the Senate seat, raised $373,840 in the final quarter of 2015, his report showed.
NEWS
January 9, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
Hours after he was reelected chairman of the board that runs Philadelphia's elections, City Commissioner Anthony Clark took steps Wednesday to cash in big. Clark, who has been criticized for not voting in years past, went to the city pension board and submitted his application for the controversial Deferred Retirement Option Plan, better known as DROP. The city's top pension official, Fran Bielli, said signing up for DROP means Clark, 56, stands to receive an estimated lump-sum payout of $495,000 plus interest if he retires on Dec. 31, 2019, when his latest term as commissioner ends.
NEWS
January 2, 2016
Incorrect lottery numbers were given for the Cash 4 Life game Wednesday and Thursday. The correct number for the Dec. 28 drawing was 07 11 16 23 24 with a cash ball of 2. A headline Thursday incorrectly indicated the status of the North Philadelphia Health System. The system is closing St. Joseph's Hospital in March but is not itself closing.
BUSINESS
December 31, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Big law firms in Philadelphia are boosting compensation for lawyers below the partner level in a sign that the competition for talent is heating up. The most dramatic example is at the University City-based firm of Dechert L.L.P., a global firm that touts its deal-making prowess in the United States and abroad. The firm paid first-year associates a $15,000 bonus this year, on top of annual salaries of $160,000. For associates with more experience, the bonuses were much higher, as much as $100,000 for lawyers who joined the firm in 2008.
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