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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in the Arts

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Food Service

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

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Meet the 2.5 Percent: Philly’s Black Business Owners in Fashion

“Meet the 2.5 Percent” is a bi-weekly series that features stories from entrepreneurs and business owners working to recover from COVID-19, as well as damage […]

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Gig Workers Were Supposed to Get Unemployment Benefits. They Haven’t Received Any Yet.

It is a not-very-well kept secret that the gig economy exploits workers. Companies like Lyft, Uber, DoorDash and Instacart are all valued at billions of […]

Business

Only 2.5 Percent of Philly Businesses Are Black-Owned. The City Must Act.

In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion about how Black millennials might be able to close the generational wealth gap in our community. […]

Business

Freelancers in Philly Apparently Have It Good, New Study Shows

A whopping 57.3 million Americans are freelancing nowadays. That’s about 36 percent of the U.S. workforce. And though freelancers are apparently making it work — […]

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Property

Is West Philly the New Portland?

When I moved out West from Philly in 2010, it felt like striking gold. In Portland, Oregon, I found a beautiful city with a sense […]

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Business

Philly’s Spark Therapeutics Is Revolutionizing Medicine

The dogs told her it would work, back in 2000. Jean Bennett had been a gene-therapy researcher for two decades at that point, starting with […]

Business

Philly Makes List of Places Where You Can Earn Six Figures and Still Be Broke

A six-figure income definitely doesn’t work the same in every city, and a new study from price comparison and financial education website MagnifyMoney reveals the […]

City Life

Study: SEPTA Drives $3 Billion in Regional Economic Impact

According to a study released on Thursday by SEPTA, everybody’s favorite transportation authority boosts property values in the Philadelphia suburbs and contributes approximately $3 billion […]

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Tonight: Contrarian Economist Bryan Caplan

What’s a contrarian economist? I was wondering that myself when I came across the listing for Bryan Caplan’s appearance at the Free Library tonight (Thursday, […]

City Life

OPINION: I Hope Amazon HQ2 Doesn’t Come to Philly

Today is the deadline for cities to place their bids to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Philadelphia, along with Chicago, Houston, Boston and more than 50 other […]

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Business

Philadelphia a Top 5 Big City for Most Improved Economy

A new study based on federal employment data, lists Philadelphia fourth in a ranking of large metropolitan areas with the most improved economy by job […]

City Life

Seattle Will Now Be Taxing Its Rich. Should Philly Be Doing the Same?

Looks like the city of Seattle’s at it again. Despite a recent independent study conducted by the University of Washington that found that the city’s […]

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You Know Who’s Not Working This Summer? Teenagers.

Teenagers are not working like they used to. New data shows that the number of teens with a job while in still in school has […]