April 29, 2013 |
Amanda Steinberg was 2 years old when her parents divorced. She grew up driven by something her mother stressed: Never be financially dependent on anyone. Now 35 and a Mount Airy mother of two going through her own divorce, Steinberg became "a maniacal entrepreneur," she says. She had 15 people working for her by the time she was 23 and had formed six companies in 10 years specializing in website development, app creation, and consulting. She's not too proud to admit that "most of them failed.
May 8, 2013 |
The vehicle identification numbers of a 1951 Rolls-Royce, a 2012 Jaguar, and eight Ferraris are among the 30,000 that appear on an official New Jersey website to warn consumers about vehicles damaged by the monster storm that hit the coast last fall. But after checking the online list ( njconsumeraffairs.gov/floodedcars/ ), consumers should not be complacent. The site provides the VINs of fewer than half the 72,000 vehicles in the state reported damaged by Hurricane Sandy. "There could be a dealer out there who's unscrupulous, or a person out there who might clean a car up and try to sell it," said Mike Horan, spokesman for the state Motor Vehicle Commission, which helped build the website.
May 15, 2013 |
MAGNITOGORSK, Russia - Former Flyers coach and veteran NHL coach Mike Keenan has signed a two-year contract to coach the Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk. The Kontinental Hockey League club announced the deal on its website Monday but did not disclose financial details. The 63-year-old Keenan coached the Flyers from 1984 to 1988 and led the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup. He recorded 672 wins during a 25-year career with eight teams and last coached in the NHL with the Calgary Flames from 2007 to 2009.
May 20, 2013 |
When it comes to credit issues and identity theft, I sometimes feel like what we used to call a broken record. Almost incessantly, I urge readers to check their credit reports by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. Both will get you to the "central source" mandated by Congress a decade ago for consumers to request free reports from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax, the nation's three main credit bureaus. If the reports are clean, I tell readers, there's no need to pay for a credit score - which Congress, alas, did not require the credit bureaus to provide, and did not bar them from pitching via side deals to consumers who request their free reports.
May 20, 2013
For an online only position-by-position look at the Eagles roster, go to The Inquirer's website at inquirer.com/sports/eagles
March 14, 2011 |
Buying a fake ID on the Internet seems as legitimate as that Ugandan prince promising to send you $3 million after you wire him $3,000. Once you press a send button or drop a money order in the mail, and hundreds of dollars are flying off toward Asia or Europe, it's an international crapshoot. Don't cry to the authorities if you get burned, because they don't care. "Everybody just needs to wait until they're 21," said Mike Horan, a spokesman for New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission.
October 6, 2010
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September 14, 2011 |
Sometimes, a fashion launch is just too enticing. Target Inc.'s entire website crashed Tuesday, the day the cheap-chic retailer launched the online sale of its limited offerings of Missoni for Target, a partnership with the Italian luxury knitwear designer. The collection, which ranges from plates to clothes, is priced at a fraction of the real duds. Items include a dinnerware set for $31 featuring the trademark zigzag patterns, $29.99 silk floral dresses, and $12.99 bath towels.
November 30, 2012 |
AUSTIN, Texas - The woman, a test subject, sits at a computer listening to a set of scripted instructions. "Tell me what you think, not what I want you to think. You can leave at any time. I'm here to learn about how travelers obtain traffic and road construction information through a website. " Conducting the test is a University of Texas master's in information science student, Donna Habersaat. She watches and answers questions as the test subject clicks and scrolls through drivetexas.org, a Texas Department of Transportation website for travelers.
March 23, 2013 |
The City and Philadelphia Gas Works set up a website Friday that officials said will track the effort to sell the city-owned utility. The site, www.exploringasale.com , has sections on how a sale would affect PGW customers, employees and the business community, background material and an FAQ. Over objections of unionized gas workers and the city's public advocate, the commission that oversees PGW voted in January to hire a team of lawyers,...