July 30, 2016 |
You have to walk past the Beanie Boo stuffed animals and up a flight of stairs to find the last vestige of recorded classical music in the city, but you'll have to hurry. F.Y.E., the big chain that has become more about pop merchandise and less about music, is closing its flagship store at Broad and Chestnut Streets. After Aug. 31, the Beanie Boos will be gone, and so will the nicely curated collection of new and used classical CDs, DVDs, and vinyl in the southeast mezzanine space just above the Land Title post office.
July 30, 2016 |
Vanguard closed to new shareholders one of its most popular dividend mutual funds Thursday, saying it topped out at $30 billion as yield-hungry investors sought to earn income on their portfolios. Current investors in the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund can still put money in, but new investors are out of luck. It's yet another sign that dividend-paying stocks have become the new bonds. Currently, 300 of the S&P 500 index companies yield more than the 10-year Treasury note, a phenomenon that has not occurred since 2009, according to data from asset-management firm Nuveen.
July 29, 2016 |
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust plans to close most of the still-operating portions of the Gallery at Market East shopping mall before the end of the summer to work on the property's redevelopment. The closure is to come as PREIT nears completion of demolition work in the already-shuttered section of the mall between Eighth and 10th Streets along, chief executive Joseph Coradino said during a conference call with analysts Wednesday. The section to close this summer accommodates Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory and Five Below locations.
July 19, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: With summer here, many families will do at least some traveling, which involves spending significant amounts of time in the family car or truck. I'd like to remind your readers that it is now illegal in many states to leave a child, a disabled person or a pet unattended in a vehicle for ANY length of time. The reason is that temperatures inside a vehicle - especially with the windows rolled up - can rise to dangerous, even deadly, levels very quickly. Tests by the National Weather Service have shown that when it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the interior of a vehicle with the windows rolled up, or just cracked open, can reach 123 degrees within 60 minutes!
July 18, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The woman's twin daughters were 8 months old when her pimp took them away. "Kidnapped them," she told me. Human trafficking is all about control, according to Sister Terry Shields, one of the cofounders of Dawn's Place, a Philadelphia-based safe haven where those prostituted can reclaim their lives and voices. The woman told me she came from a dysfunctional home where no one ever listened to her. "I was always screaming but never heard," she said.
July 17, 2016 |
LAS VEGAS – The 76ers capped their NBA Summer League play with a win, defeating the Miami Heat, 74-66, Friday night in a consolation game at the Thomas & Mack Center. "I just wanted to finish with a win," said Simmons, the first overall pick in the last month's NBA draft. "So I came out here aggressive and I tried to take over the game. " Ben Simmons finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and six turnovers after missing the past two games to rest. The 6-foot-10, 243-pound point forward once again dazzled the crowd with his playmaking ability.
July 16, 2016 |
A Social Security office on South Broad Street close to the Wells Fargo Center will be closed during the Democratic National Convention, though other nearby businesses say they plan to remain open. Social Security officials said the office at 3336 S. Broad St. will be closed from July 25 to 28 because of the expected DNC-related road closures and heavy traffic. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. July 29. "The street closures and rerouted traffic will make it difficult for our employees as well as the public to access the office," District Manager Joan Permar said in a statement.
July 14, 2016 |
A two-alarm fire severely damaged the Short Hills Restaurant & Deli in Cherry Hill early Tuesday, fire officials said. The Cherry Hill Fire Department received the fire notification at 2:34 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Chris Callan. Firefighters arrived at the scene on East Evesham Road about four minutes later, and had the fire under control by close to 3:30 a.m., he said. There were no injuries, Callan said. By Tuesday afternoon, the property was surrounded by caution tape and a dumpster sat outside the closed deli.
July 11, 2016 |
HARRY WILSON JR. had just reached for the phone to check the score of a Penn State football game when he heard the gunfire. Nicetown born and West Oak Lane raised, he was a little more than four years on the job as an emergency team member of the Secret Service. And a mostly uneventful day inside the security booth on the North Lawn of the White House had quickly turned into one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of his life. "As soon as I picked up the phone to check the score, the shots rang out and I said, 'This is not a firecracker,' " he recalled.
July 5, 2016
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