May 20, 2016 |
German supermarket giant Lidl is building up a real estate team in Philadelphia, establishing the city and environs as a beachhead in its aggressive U.S. expansion, the company's first foray outside Europe. The discount chain, a unit of the Schwarz Group grocery conglomerate, is seeking an acquisition manager and three other real estate staffers in the city, according to its U.S. website. Another acquisition manager is being sought in Pittsburgh, while more than a hundred additional slots are open - for jobs ranging from store managers to human-resources personnel - in a strip of East Coast states between Virginia, where Lidl U.S. is headquartered in Arlington, and Georgia.
May 17, 2016
Mike Kelly has been appointed president of U.S. operations at the specialty pharmaceutical company Adapt Pharma. The Dublin, Ireland, company has its U.S. headquarters in Radnor. Adapt Pharma is the maker of the FDA-approved Narcan Nasal Spray, the first naloxone product, or opioid overdose reversal medication, that is made for and can be used by nonmedically trained professionals and laypeople like police and firefighters. He had been a board member and CEO of Covis Pharmaceuticals and a founding member of Azur Pharma.
May 9, 2016 |
Torrential rains, flooded concert areas, and lots of mud were the dominant images of this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which came to a soggy end last Sunday. This, however, is the visual the organizers hope will endure: The legendary Ellis Marsalis Jr. and his four musician sons, Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason - on piano, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and drums. Each is framed by a floor-to-ceiling window of a prototypical Garden District home, part of a tableau of greens, blues, and oranges against a night sky slit by a crescent moon.
April 16, 2016 |
Few mundane household tasks conjure a sense of looming disaster quite like the process of installing a window air-conditioning unit. Yet, for decades, many of us have returned each spring to the dread ritual: balancing a 50-pound metal box on the rim of a windowsill with one hand while jamming the windowpane shut with the other, and hoping the whole thing doesn't end up crashing to the ground or, worse, onto the head of a passerby below. So, Kurt Swanson, a mechanical engineer with a passion for thermodynamics, set out to build a better air conditioner.
April 4, 2016 |
America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and Egalet Corp. thinks it can help. The Wayne company has developed technology that makes it harder for prescription painkillers to be altered for a quick high. The company's "abuse-deterrent" technology arrives at an auspicious time; the federal government is calling for stricter guidelines governing the distribution of opioids, and many companies are trying to find the right niche as new rules are developed. Egalet is one of more than a dozen companies working on abuse-deterrent formulations of oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine, and its stock has been on a wild ride.
April 2, 2016 |
The Federal Trade Commission has sued Endo International, alleging that the company violated antitrust laws by entering into "anticompetitive reverse-payment" deals to block lower-cost generic versions of Endo's pain medicines. Endo is accused of "pay for delay" agreements with Watson Laboratories, now part of Allergan, and Impax Laboratories to stay off the market with cheaper generic copies of Endo's Opana ER, an opioid drug, and Lidoderm, a lidocaine patch, the FTC said in a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
March 31, 2016 |
Tonight - after way too long a winter hiatus - Fox's hip-hop drama, Empire, is back. So many unanswered questions: Will Rhonda, the pregnant wife of Lucious' son Andre, survive her tumble down the stairs? And who threw her? Will Anika ever tell Lucious' other son, Hakeem - played by handsome West Philadelphian Bryshere Y. Gray (Yazz the Greatest) - that she is preggers with his baby? And will Lucious be able to wrest his beloved company, Empire Entertainment, from the evil, manicured clutches of Camilla, whose salty character is well-portrayed by supermodel Naomi Campbell?
March 28, 2016 |
Ever so rarely, a company known for quiet growth in a sleepy business takes a secret, daring, unsettling step to try to reinvent itself as something bigger and bolder. Aqua America , the for-profit Bryn Mawr-based water company formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban, has grown for years by purchasing modest-sized town water and wastewater systems, boosting consumers' water rates, updating equipment, and enriching investors with dividends in states that encourage public-utility private enterprise.
March 19, 2016 |
When Stanley S. Spiegel was about to open his firm, his wife, Sheila, said, he decided to name it as an engineer might. The firm, Esscube Engineering, used his initials - SSS - and for folks like him, she said, "three means a cube. " And so, in naming the firm, as in other matters, "he thought everything in mathematical terms. " On Friday, March 4, Mr. Spiegel, 83, of Marlton, former president of the research firm, based in Haddonfield and then in Southampton, Bucks County, died of kidney failure at his home.
March 11, 2016 |
More than 1.2 million Walmart workers will find a raise in their paychecks Thursday, the company said, part of a $2.7 billion investment the company is making in higher pay and better career paths for its employees. "The investment in wages and the investment in training is how we've improved our store experience over the last year," said company spokesman Phillip Keene. The company is boosting wages to a minimum of $10 an hour for employees, from $9, but says the average hourly wage for full-time employees will be $13.31 in Pennsylvania, and $13.83 in New Jersey.