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April 19, 2007 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
A married couple accused of steadily bleeding nearly $250,000 from a Lower Bucks County youth soccer organization were arrested yesterday on felony theft charges. Barbara J. Fox, 49, and her husband, John V. Fox, 51, stole more than $237,000 from the Southampton Soccer Association over an eight-year period, authorities said. The thefts, which began in March 1998, occurred while Barbara Fox served as president and John Fox was treasurer of the nonprofit organization. The couple have since repaid the money by mortgaging their home in Southampton, Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons said.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1994 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wally Lucidi doesn't want to sound cocky, but the Passyunk Avenue jeweler's not too worried about Wal-Mart opening up just a mile or two away on Columbus Boulevard. "I sell 18-carat gold from Italy," he said. "If a person goes to Wal- Mart or Kmart, they aren't going to buy what I have. " Not that people with slightly less refined tastes won't be able to get what they want at Wal-Mart, which also sells gold jewelry. The nation's largest retailer is already training workers for a Jan. 1 opening.
NEWS
March 3, 2001 | By Jake Wagman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A Superior Court judge denied a motion by Wal-Mart yesterday to dismiss a discrimination suit brought by an employee who said she was fired for not wearing a bra. The suit, brought by Nancy R. Wilson of Swedesboro, states that the retail giant dismissed her as assistant manager at a Sam's Club in Monmouth County because she would not wear a bra to work. Wilson was 49 when she was fired March 4, 1994. She is seeking an undisclosed amount in back pay and benefits as well damages for working in what she called a hostile environment.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After what boss J. Anthony Hayden called a "tense" six-hour auction - on Auction.com , during thunderstorms that threatened to reset the bids - MIM Hayden Real Estate Funds of Conshohocken has agreed to pay $11 million for Walnut Hill, a 155,000-square-foot office building at 150 Warner Rd. in King of Prussia. That's just half what the building was worth when it last sold, six years ago, according to Hayden. A bargain - or a sign of collapse? Liberty Property Trust, Brandywine Real Estate Trust , and other corporate landlords have been selling suburban offices as rents fall and vacancies rise.
NEWS
September 14, 2008 | By Craig R. McCoy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a bit of gallows humor, her friends call her "the et al" in the case of U.S. v. Vincent J. Fumo et al. She is Ruth Arnao, and as two other defendants have struck deals with prosecutors, she is the only one left in the dock beside the state senator. Perhaps that is as it should be. She and Fumo have been the closest of friends and political allies for years. Now their fates will be decided together. One thing seems certain. Arnao, 52, will not turn against Fumo - the man instrumental in her rise from waitress, with a first child at 16, to a key lieutenant in his empire.
NEWS
October 19, 2001 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It all seemed so odd and mysterious: A buyer walks into a Sam's Club in Delran, buys more than $9,000 worth of candy bars, then returns them the same day. In a time of anthrax scares and terrorist fears, customers and residents called police late last week. After inspections were conducted last Friday, Burlington County health officials said the packages of candy - among them Twix, Skittles and Three Musketeers - were safe to be placed back on the shelf and resold. Linda Friedman, the candy buyer for Joseph Friedman & Sons who returned the items on Oct. 10, said the Pennsauken company buys candy, cigarettes and tobacco in bulk at places such as Sam's Club and resells them to gas stations and convenience stores.
NEWS
June 15, 2000 | By Lee Drutman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A $10 million bond issue approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night will guarantee a funding source for a new $10.6 million municipal building to be constructed on a 10-acre property off North Flowers Mill Road. For township residents, paying the annual $825,000 in debt service on the bonds potentially will mean a 7.2-mill tax increase, said Township Manager John Burke. Add in a 0.4-mill increase for $674,475 the township borrowed for stormwater-management improvements, and taxpayers could see their township taxes go up 7.6 mills, or almost 20 percent, next year.
FOOD
September 25, 1996 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
It's bare-bones marketing. No service. No sales. No advertising. You even bring your own bags. Or rummage for a box. And the sizes are humongous! But can you really use five pounds of shredded mozzarella ($9.99 at Sam's), a gallon of mayonnaise ($8.59 at BJ's), two pounds of yeast ($2.79 at Costco, which merged with Price Club in 1993) or 6 pounds of chocolate jimmies ($9.20 at Savona Foods)? You may have thought that warehouse clubs were only for mom-and-pop businesses and big families, but more and more those clubs are targeting average households and home cooks.
NEWS
March 28, 1996 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Wal-Mart representative and the township supervisors went at each other Tuesday, with Wal-Mart attorney Marc Kaplin saying the company "lost out to the competition" because of the township's "inaction" on its rezoning plan. BJ's Wholesale Club, a retailing discounter similar to the Wal-Mart affiliate Sam's Club, will open in the near future at the Brandywine Square "power center" in East Caln, less than five miles west of the Wal-Mart site. As a result, Wal-Mart has dropped its rezoning proposal, which included the Sam's Club, Kaplin said.
NEWS
February 4, 1996 | By Matt White, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
What are now rolling peach groves just off Route 322 soon could be 250,000 square feet of retail shopping. Mayor Charles Tisa and American Continental Properties vice president Jim Speake met recently to discuss their hopes for construction of a retail complex near the interchange at Routes 322 and 55. "[Speake] gave me a call to talk about what planning we would have to do," said Tisa. "I was going to announce this at Monday's committee meeting. Our point of view is that the area is marked commercial on our master plan.
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October 17, 2012
A 55-year-old New Jersey man working at a Sam's Club store in Northeast Philadelphia fell through the roof and died Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The man, described as a Wal-Mart Inc. associate, was from Edgewater Park, said Sam's Club spokesman Mark Scott. Police said he was working on the alarm system at the Sam's Club at 1000 Franklin Mills Circle when he fell through the roof at 1:38 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. "We have lost a valued member of our Wal-Mart family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," Scott said.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After what boss J. Anthony Hayden called a "tense" six-hour auction - on Auction.com , during thunderstorms that threatened to reset the bids - MIM Hayden Real Estate Funds of Conshohocken has agreed to pay $11 million for Walnut Hill, a 155,000-square-foot office building at 150 Warner Rd. in King of Prussia. That's just half what the building was worth when it last sold, six years ago, according to Hayden. A bargain - or a sign of collapse? Liberty Property Trust, Brandywine Real Estate Trust , and other corporate landlords have been selling suburban offices as rents fall and vacancies rise.
NEWS
June 21, 2011 | By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court blocked the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history yesterday, siding with Wal-Mart and against up to 1.6 million female workers in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation's other huge companies, too. The justices all agreed that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. could not proceed as a class action in its current form, reversing a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit...
BUSINESS
June 11, 2011
In the Region Verdict against Wal-Mart upheld A Pennsylvania appeals court upheld a $188 million class-action verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam's Club over payment to employees for rest breaks and off-the-clock work. The ruling was issued by a Superior Court panel Friday. Messages left for lawyers in the case and Wal-Mart weren't immediately returned. - AP May revenue falls for A.C. casinos Atlantic City's casinos shared the misery last month, with all 11 reporting revenue drops compared with May 2010.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2011 | By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Rising gas prices are adding another obstacle to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s campaign to reverse a two-year U.S. sales slump. Strong overseas revenue, growth at Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart's specialty - cost-cutting - pushed the world's largest retailer's net income up 3 percent in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. But business at home is still soft. In Tuesday's earnings report, Wal-Mart said it was seeing some improvements but needed more time to see whether hammering its low-price message and restocking items it had scrapped could turn around sales.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2011 | By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Christine Kwapnoski hasn't done too badly in nearly 25 years as a Wal-Mart employee, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys most days. Still, Kwapnoski says she has faced obstacles at Wal-Mart-owned Sam's Club stores in Missouri and California: Men making more than women and getting promoted faster. She never heard a supervisor tell a man, as she says one told her, to "doll up" or "blow the cobwebs off" her make-up. Once she got over the fear that she might be fired, she joined what has turned into the largest job-discrimination lawsuit ever.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2011 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - In its 25th year, the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference took over the streets of Austin last week with more than 2,000 aspiring acts and a handful of headline-grabbers such as Kanye West and the Strokes, in a frenzy of activity in bars and parking lots, hotel lobbies and street corners. For the second year running, the geek gathering SXSW Interactive festival outdrew the musicfest it preceded, pulling in 19,000 official registrants compared with the 14,000 music-biz folks who came in hopes of making sense (and dollars)
NEWS
March 20, 2011 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Adam Kaliner began selling windows part time in college, and with his cousin, Jeff, later parlayed that into a $130-million-a-year home-remodeling business in Delaware County. From a two-bedroom apartment in 1992, where the Kaliners did all the marketing, estimating, and sales calls, Power Home Remodeling Group - formerly Power Windows & Siding - has grown to 900 full- and part-time employees overall. Power now has offices from Connecticut to northern Virginia, and opened a satellite office last month on Long Island, N.Y. The fast-growing home-improvement company - this year's top-rated midsize employer - recently moved from Brookhaven into a new 60,000-square-foot headquarters in the old Delaware County Electric Co. building on Chester's waterfront.
NEWS
March 18, 2010 | By Jan Hefler INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Victoria Arter was stunned by the loudspeaker announcement. "Attention, Wal-Mart shoppers," she recalled hearing the calm male voice begin. "Will all the black people please leave the store. Thank you. " Her shock turned to anger, Arter said, when more than five awkward and frightening minutes elapsed before management at the Wal-Mart in Turnersville came on the public address system. "We waited and waited. Some people just left their carts in disgust and said they couldn't believe it," said Arter, an African American woman who was shopping at the store on Route 42 when the announcement was made shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
September 14, 2008 | By Craig R. McCoy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a bit of gallows humor, her friends call her "the et al" in the case of U.S. v. Vincent J. Fumo et al. She is Ruth Arnao, and as two other defendants have struck deals with prosecutors, she is the only one left in the dock beside the state senator. Perhaps that is as it should be. She and Fumo have been the closest of friends and political allies for years. Now their fates will be decided together. One thing seems certain. Arnao, 52, will not turn against Fumo - the man instrumental in her rise from waitress, with a first child at 16, to a key lieutenant in his empire.
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