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June 9, 2014 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
Friday's jobless figure - 6.3 percent - for May (same as April) means the economy is improving, but slowly, the experts say. Is this what an economic recovery is supposed to feel like? This month marks five years since the end of the Great Recession. Starting with a chart about the job numbers, CNN Money presents 17 visuals to illustrate the recovery. Unemployment has fallen from 10 percent in late 2009, gross domestic product has wobbled, stocks have soared, mortgage foreclosures have plummeted.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Warrington By the Numbers Population: 23,418 (2010). Median income: $84,633. Area: 13.8 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 41. Homes for sale: 130. Median days on market: 103. Median price (all homes): $314,000. Housing stock: Heavily single-family, with new construction and over-55 homes. School district: Central Bucks SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, City-Data.com; Frank Faber Realty; Sharon Ermel Spadaccini, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach; BHHS Fox & Roach HomExpert Market Report
SPORTS
May 23, 2014
6 Challenges won by the Phillies this season on 10 video reviews. 9 of 10 The Phillies have allowed first-inning runs in 9 of the last 10 games. 4.53 Kyle Kendrick's ERA this season.
SPORTS
May 2, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
HERE'S SOMETHING to chew on: The Phillies currently rank 14th in baseball in average attendance, one slot ahead of the Nationals, who are in town this weekend to play a three-game series. The Phillies are drawing 28,987 per game, the Nationals, 28,906 per game. Trailing both teams are the first-place Braves, who are averaging just 28,425 per game. Last year, the Phillies averaged 37,190 fans per game, eighth most in the majors, three slots ahead of Washington, five ahead of Atlanta.
SPORTS
April 30, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Domonic Brown did not attempt to pull a J.P. Howell slider aimed for the outer part of the plate. He stayed back, lowered his black bat to meet the 79-m.p.h. pitch, and drove it to the opposite field. This was last Tuesday, when Brown smashed his most important hit of the Phillies' 10-game road trip, a go-ahead double in the 10th inning at Dodger Stadium. The ball landed in left field, emblematic of an April trend and the challenges Brown now combats. Through 25 games, Brown has a lower slugging percentage (.330)
REAL_ESTATE
April 13, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The vast majority of real estate agents and builders with whom I regularly converse acknowledge that home prices have stabilized. In a sentence: There is nowhere to go but up. That, of course, is not entirely true. In each Sunday Business section, my microcosmic Town by Town studies of real estate in the region's communities show that prices can drop, as well, even as the market generally shows signs of improvement. It's all about location at a given point in time, which drives those who try to regionalize or nationalize real estate statistics to distraction.
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
POLICE Commissioner Charles Ramsey said that although crime is down in 2014 compared with 2013, the year is young and the police force can't seem to retain new officers to fill a gap in staffing. The news emerged from yesterday's City Council budget hearing, which addressed police, firefighters, prisons and libraries. As it budgets its needs for next year, recruitment, Ramsey said, is a major issue, with half of all new applicants not showing up for orientation and many more not making the cut entirely.
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