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February 16, 1999 | By Miriam Hill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As MBA students at the Wharton School, Matthew Wooldridge and Bojan Stoyanov have been trained to act on what they think is a good deal. So, when interest rates dropped as returns on stocks soared, they each borrowed about $10,000 through credit cards and other loans to invest in stocks. Wooldridge, 28, and Stoyanov, 36, know that most financial planners say borrowing to invest is a bad idea. They are schooled in the ways that debt, more commonly called leverage at Wharton, can magnify both investment risks and returns.
NEWS
July 29, 1998 | By G. Richard Shell
Donald Trump is one of the world's best negotiators. Vera Coking is a slightly eccentric Atlantic City woman who has driven him to distraction by refusing to sell him the land on which her boardinghouse is built so he can expand his Trump Plaza casino. Their story is a classic study that illustrates two important lessons about negotiation. Lesson 1: Negotiation is more than haggling. People think that to be good at negotiating, you must be a great haggler. You must be smooth, bold and calculating.
SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
FLETCHER COX isn't at NovaCare this week for a voluntary minicamp; he and running back Darren Sproles, who has a family commitment, the Eagles said, are the only two players absent, as new coach Doug Pederson and new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz set up their systems. But ultimately, Cox will be here, de facto general manager Howie Roseman assured reporters. "Fletcher Cox is going to be on our team. He's going to be on our team in October," Roseman said. "We are not trading Fletcher Cox. " Cox, who made his first Pro Bowl after last season, is entering the option year of his 2012 rookie contract, which calls for him to be paid $7.799 million this year.
NEWS
August 8, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Keep up the Bern With the Democratic platform transformed into something that resembles a bold, progressive agenda, and Hillary Clinton adopting many of the key elements of the Bernie Sanders campaign, we committed "Berners" need to ensure that we build on the success that Bernie has worked so hard to deliver. We must remain engaged and participate between now and Election Day, we must vote, and we must keep the pressure on. Clinton does not want to be a one-term president, and she knows the bench to her left is not only deep and wide but vocal and far from deferential to the establishment.
SPORTS
May 6, 1987 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
It still is too early to call it the Ron Jaworski Victory Tour. But with each plane trip that Jaworski takes, with each workout, it has become evident that the interest in his services around the NFL is growing. The latest: Jaworski worked out yesterday for the Miami Dolphins, who are involved in a contract dispute with veteran backup Don Strock and might be looking for a replacement. Dolphins coach Don Shula said he was impressed. "I thought Ron did well," Shula said.
NEWS
February 11, 1995 | by Marc Meltzer, Daily News Staff Writer
Will the $79 million in federal empowerment zone money that will flow to Philadelphia be enough to fund community groups' ambitious plans? Only if they make good use of the magic of "leverage. " In West Philadelphia, neighborhood representatives have come up with an impressive list of 77 ideas they'd like to see become reality thanks to their designation as an empowerment zone area. Some examples: Design and create a neighborhood automotive rehabilitation and scrap business.
SPORTS
June 2, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
A court hearing Friday could finally bring a definitive ruling in the NFL lockout and create the kind of leverage that could force a compromise after months of preliminary jousting. The hearing in St. Louis will not produce an immediate ruling - that will likely take several weeks - but once a decision is in, it will more firmly establish who has the legal upper hand in the dispute between NFL owners and players. That could compel the losing side to give ground and set the stage for a compromise to end the owners' nearly three-month-old lockout.
NEWS
May 12, 1999
Before John F. Street left the City Council to run for mayor, he represented Philadelphia's Fifth District, stretching from Center City to North Philadelphia. No matter what happens next Tuesday, Mr. Street's seat will have to be filled by the voters. Seeking it are Mr. Street's top Council aide, Darrell Clarke, and Julie Welker, a Fairmount real estate agent who ran two credible campaigns in the past. No doubt Mr. Clarke served his former boss well. Mr. Clarke certainly knows the ins and outs of government.
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July 13, 1996 | By Rebecca W. Rimel
Never has there been more pressure on foundations to come to the rescue on so many fronts. With government beating a retreat, philanthropy is feeling increasing pressure to fill the void in health care, culture, education and social services. But even if all the foundations in the country were to pool their resources, they couldn't begin to close the breach. In 1995, foundation giving to the nonprofit sector totaled $10.4 billion. While that sounds like lot of money, it's minuscule compared to the $241 billion provided by the federal government to states and localities for social programs and the nearly $143 billion contributed by individuals.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I recently received some exciting, but private, news that I shared with my family members. Unfortunately, threatening to share sensitive information with others is a weapon some members of my family have used in conflicts. When I told each group, I explicitly stated my desire to tell the others personally. I recently found out that, despite my clear communication of my own expectations, one part of my family told the other. I'm upset they didn't respect what I had asked, but don't want to make this into a bigger deal than it is. Unfortunately, this has made me lose trust in some members of my family.
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NEWS
August 8, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Keep up the Bern With the Democratic platform transformed into something that resembles a bold, progressive agenda, and Hillary Clinton adopting many of the key elements of the Bernie Sanders campaign, we committed "Berners" need to ensure that we build on the success that Bernie has worked so hard to deliver. We must remain engaged and participate between now and Election Day, we must vote, and we must keep the pressure on. Clinton does not want to be a one-term president, and she knows the bench to her left is not only deep and wide but vocal and far from deferential to the establishment.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I'm nearly 22 and will begin my senior year of college this fall. I recently moved back in with my parents for the summer and was lucky enough to be offered a summer job that is related to my field and that would be a great resume-builder for me. The job is an hour and a half away from my parents' house, so I planned on moving in with my boyfriend of 21/2 years, who lives in that area. My parents do not approve. My parents have supported me 100 percent financially throughout the first three years of my college education, for which I am extremely grateful.
SPORTS
April 20, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
FLETCHER COX isn't at NovaCare this week for a voluntary minicamp; he and running back Darren Sproles, who has a family commitment, the Eagles said, are the only two players absent, as new coach Doug Pederson and new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz set up their systems. But ultimately, Cox will be here, de facto general manager Howie Roseman assured reporters. "Fletcher Cox is going to be on our team. He's going to be on our team in October," Roseman said. "We are not trading Fletcher Cox. " Cox, who made his first Pro Bowl after last season, is entering the option year of his 2012 rookie contract, which calls for him to be paid $7.799 million this year.
NEWS
April 5, 2016
Whether it was his intent or not, one consequence of Gov. Wolf's veto of legislation that details how state allocations must be spent could give him more leverage to get his next budget passed. Wolf last week let a $30 billion budget become law without his signature to end a nine-month stalemate with the Republican-led legislature. But he vetoed the accompanying fiscal code because its distribution of $200 million in new education funds shortchanges strapped school districts like Philadelphia's.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden was named one of eight new "Promise Zones" by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday, meaning the city will receive help in securing federal funding for revitalization efforts. The Promise Zone program, initiated last year by President Obama's administration, is aimed at creating jobs, reducing crime, and improving schools. The program does not come with any immediate funding but asks communities to work with businesses and civic leaders to develop an improvement plan.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wally Joyner stuck out his left fist for a bump Wednesday as Domonic Brown dashed past the batting cage. When Brown poked one the opposite way a few minutes later, Joyner nodded his head and said, "Atta boy. " In between batting-practice rounds, Joyner mimicked a swing to make a point while Brown watched. A day earlier, Brown credited his hot spring start to Joyner, the Phillies' new assistant hitting coach. "It seemed like God maybe sent an angel down toward me," Brown said, citing the strong connection the two made.
NEWS
February 12, 2013
For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That's because on March 1, automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") go into effect - $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense. The idea had been proposed and promoted by the White House during the July 2011 debt-ceiling negotiations. The political calculation was that such draconian defense cuts would drive the GOP to offer concessions. It backfired.
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January 31, 2013 | By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - There's a growing sense of resignation that the country's political leaders will be unable or unwilling to find a way around looming automatic spending cuts, despite fresh signs the trims would threaten the recovering economy. On one side are conservative Republicans, outnumbered and frustrated, who see the painfully large cuts as leverage in their battle to force Democrats into concessions on the budget. On the other side are President Obama and his Democratic allies, who are pressing to replace some of the cuts with new tax revenue.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I recently received some exciting, but private, news that I shared with my family members. Unfortunately, threatening to share sensitive information with others is a weapon some members of my family have used in conflicts. When I told each group, I explicitly stated my desire to tell the others personally. I recently found out that, despite my clear communication of my own expectations, one part of my family told the other. I'm upset they didn't respect what I had asked, but don't want to make this into a bigger deal than it is. Unfortunately, this has made me lose trust in some members of my family.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
Q. A number of years ago, we bought a refrigerator from a major appliance store and paid with a check. Almost from Day 1, it gave us trouble. They sent out a repairman who made a temporary fix. It failed. Twice more, they sent a repairman who could not get it to work right. We tried very hard to get a replacement, even writing to the manufacturer. All we got in response was a statement that they would repair but not replace the unit. It now works, but sometimes decides for itself to overcool for a day or two. Last month, we bought a new big-screen TV. Fortunately, we charged it on our credit card.
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