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September 19, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
New Jersey registered the highest increase in the number of poor people in America between 2012 and 2013, while poverty dropped slightly in Philadelphia. In South Jersey, which includes Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties, an additional 12,145 people became impoverished, a spike of 10 percent that year. In Philadelphia, while 9,000 residents moved out of poverty - a dip from 26.9 percent to 26.3 percent - the city was still the poorest of America's 10 largest cities. The findings were compiled in the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey One-Year Estimates, a huge and diverse set of data based on a survey of people living at 3.5 million addresses throughout the nation.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Parkesburg By the Numbers Population: 3,593 (2010). Median income:  $44,934 (2010). Area: 1.2 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 13. Homes for sale: 42. Days on market: 58. Median price: $151,500. Housing stock: 1,506 units, older twins and singles; new single detached. School district: Octorara Area. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Borough of Parkesburg; Kristina Platt Tainan, Weichert Realtors; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach HomExpert Market Report
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the Philadelphia School District began the academic year Monday amid budgetary uncertainty, a proposal to fund the addition of nurses in schools that need them was being presented at 30th Street Station. U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D., Pa.), a cosponsor of the bill, said the NURSE Act - Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere - calls for implementation of competitive grant programs to reduce the ratio of students to nurses throughout the United States. According to the bill, districts where the ratio is greater than 750-1 would be eligible to apply for grants.
SPORTS
August 27, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The players can all count. They can count the 53-man roster and the 10-man practice squad and, most important for those still unsure of their place in the Eagles universe, they can count the three days left to make a difference. There are practices Tuesday and Wednesday and then the final exhibition game on Thursday, one of those meaningless NFL specials that is anything but meaningless to the players hoping to remain employed. The Eagles have to make their final cuts by 4 p.m. Saturday.
SPORTS
August 26, 2014
.314 Ben Revere's batting average. 11 Times he has walked all season. 171 Consecutive plate appearances without a walk before Revere drew one on Sunday.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
After all the hand-wringing and anguish over out-of- state firms flocking to file lawsuits in Philadelphia - the law firms you see advertising on late-night television - is Philadelphia still the notorious plaintiffs' paradise of common lore? It all depends on your idea of civil litigation bliss. A look at medical malpractice awards is revealing. There is no question: Philadelphia remains the most favorable jurisdiction in Pennsylvania for lawyers seeking big payoffs, a maddening fact to the many physicians and hospitals here.
NEWS
August 24, 2014
A story Thursday about abortion provider Steven Brigham incorrectly described the role of New Jersey Senior Deputy Attorney General Jeri Warhaftig in prosecuting him in the 1990s. She was involved only at the very end of that case. The New Jersey Cash 4 Life lottery number was wrong in Friday's newspaper. The correct number for Aug. 21 was 11 24 40 43 47.
NEWS
August 15, 2014
KNOW WHAT you need in August ahead of the heart of the gubernatorial race? Substantive jobs data showing that Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf both fudge numbers. And, yeah, it's shocking to think that pols use stats solely to their advantage. And I realize efforts to claw toward the truth of complex issues can lose readers. Plus there are lots of stats. But here goes. Let's talk job growth. And although top economists suggest that the best jobs measure is long-term net jobs, let's start with just private-sector growth.
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