February 28, 2014 |
Cargoes were up 15.1 percent in 2013 in the Port of Philadelphia, the fourth consecutive year for gains and an indicator the economy is recovering, officials said. More steel, more paper, more cocoa beans, and more sugar accounted for the increase. Total tonnage: 5.1 million. The year was not all rosy. Unconventional cargoes, known as "project cargoes," were down 10.8 percent. Automobile imports from Hyundai and Kia were down 9.8 percent, due in part to labor strife in South Korea and Japanese automakers' bouncing back to regain market share, said Robert Blackburn, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority's senior deputy executive director.
December 3, 2012 |
When Walter Bronek had a mini-stroke in September, he was taken to the closest hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. "I never saw a neurologist at Robert Wood. The only thing I saw was a computer screen with a doctor from Jeff," said Bronek, referring to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After an examination, the "doc-in-the-box," as Bronek called him, recommended Bronek go to Jefferson, which counts Mercer County's Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton among the 28 hospitals in its Jefferson Neuroscience Network.
January 17, 2013 |
The University of Pennsylvania Health System's tentative deal to acquire Chester County Hospital in West Chester may be a move to block competitors from gaining control of a lucrative patient market, health-care experts say. "I suspect that part of the reason was they didn't want it to fall into somebody else's hands," said Mark V. Pauly, a health-care economist at the University of Pennsylvania. Pauly said he had no inside information. The two organizations said Friday that they had signed a nonbinding letter of intent, allowing Penn to delve more deeply into Chester County Hospital's weakened financial condition and work more broadly with the hospital community on a merger agreement.
December 21, 2012 |
When it comes to winning races and winning awards, Chapter Seven has broken the bank. The 4-year-old male trotter, who won eight of 10 starts and equaled the world record of 1 minute, 50.1 seconds on a mile racetrack, was named horse of the year Thursday in Dan Patch Awards voting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Chapter Seven's 10 starts were the fewest for a horse of the year winner in harness racing history. On Tuesday, Chapter Seven was named trotter of the year, defeating stablemate Market Share by 39 votes for the honor.
October 2, 1992 |
K. Hovnanian Co. appears to have broken the jinx that has stalled development of the 58-acre Rebel Hill tract near Radnor Township. Construction on 185 new townhomes is under way and Hovnanian plans to begin sales on the first townhouse units this month - accomplishing in roughly four months what other builders and developers couldn't do in more than 30 years. Rebel Hill is an important part of Hovnanian's aggressive strategy to move from ninth place to No. 1 in terms of market share for Delaware Valley builders.
December 19, 2012 |
Chapter Seven and Market Share gave owner Richard Gutnick and trainer Linda Toscano a strong 1-2 punch on the racetrack. The stablemates knocked out the competition off the track as well. Chapter Seven on Tuesday was named trotter of the year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, with Market Share finishing second in the organization's year-end Dan Patch Awards balloting. Chapter Seven, a 4-year-old who also was voted the sport's best older male trotter, received 89 of 146 votes to claim trotter of the year.
January 3, 2013
Q: What's the definition of "market share?" - E.M., Victoria, Texas A: The useful online glossary at investorwords.com provides a good definition: "The percentage of the total sales of a given type of product or service that are attributable to a given company. " Consider smartphone- operating systems, for example. According to Kantar Worldpanel Com- Tech, in the United States, Apple's iOS recently held a 53 percent share of the market (up from 36 percent a year ago), versus 42 percent for Android, 3 percent for Windows and less than 2 percent for BlackBerry OS. Recent global data from IDC for "smart" connected devices (which include smartphones, PCs and tablets)
August 18, 1987 |
On the surface, the idea sounds crazy. Is this what the world really needs? An antacid in the form of an aerosol whip? Consider the comic possibilities. How about a helping of strawberry shortcake covered with whipped antacid? Maybe an Irish coffee topped with a dollop of whipped antacid? Eat and drink all you want, and never worry about indigestion. Despite the jokes, Rorer Group Inc. has decided to proceed with national distribution of Maalox Whip, a new formulation of its familiar Maalox antacid.
May 6, 1986 |
Trying to keep track of who is who in the long-distance business has not been an easy task lately. And it's expected to get even tougher. Competition among long-distance carriers is relatively new, with hundreds of young companies attempting to attract some of the business that for so long has been dominated by American Telephone & Telegraph Co. But all that competition is starting to take a toll. About 300 regional and national long-distance companies served customers at the end of last year, down from 400 the year before, according to estimates by the Yankee Group, a consulting firm in Boston.
April 29, 1986 |
Acme Markets, the Philadelphia-based food store chain, remained at the top of the supermarket heap for the second year in a row, according to a survey by Food Trade News, a publication that follows the industry. The survey, which covered 45 counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, ranked the top 20 supermarkets, which controlled 77.2 percent of the market and had estimated retail food sales in 1985 of $11.3 billion. Acme Markets' 214 stores had sales of $2.682 billion, for a regional market share of 23.66 percent, according to the magazine, which is published in Ardmore.