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South Jersey medical device firm forms joint venture in China

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 03:46:00 PM
Akers Biosciences Inc. entered into a joint venture agreement Thursday with Hainan Savy Investment Management Ltd to research, develop, produce and sell certain Akers' rapid diagnostic screening and testing products in China.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.The joint venture company will be located in Haikou, the capital city of the province of Hainan and operate as Hainan Savy Akers Biosciences Ltd.Although the Akers' product will initially be sold in China, the joint venture…

5 things to know today (10-23)

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 12:54:00 PM
Here's what's happening today:1. The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City will stay open through November, its owners announced. But they still threaten closure before the end of the year. Meanwhile, 3,100 jobs hang in the balance.2. QVC's HR chief Beth Rubino talks about building your brand and getting the job in a new guest column. She should know, she oversees 1,700 employees.3. Analysts grill Liberty Property Trust executives on 3Q results amid "multi-year rut".4. Watch local entrepreneur…

FCC stops clock again on Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger review

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 12:30:00 PM
The Federal Communications Commission is pausing its "180-day informal time clock" in the review of the proposed Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger, again. This time, it put the breaks on the AT&T and DirecTV transaction, too. It's all thanks to confidential programming agreement issues, and the need to figure out how to deal with them.In an order Wednesday, the FCC Media Bureau said the pause — until further notice — comes after content companies (reportedly the likes of CBS, Disney and…

​QVC's HR chief on building your brand and getting the job

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 12:27:00 PM
"You're hired!" What leads to those two words that every job seeker yearns to hear? That's a question I've been asked time and again. After leading human resource teams for 20 years, overseeing QVC's 17,000 employees, and navigating my own career, I can answer that question in surprisingly simple terms.The truth is, when you bring your authentic self to the table, you have the best chance of standing out during an interview or on the job. The key is to convey what embodies your unique essence,…

Mishandled evidence against ex-GOP chief inspire changes to Montco DA office

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 12:03:00 PM
The dropped rape charges against a former Pennsylvania GOP chair have inspired changes in the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.Former Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Robert Kerns, 67, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a party in October of last year. Last March, rape and sexual assault charges against Kerns were dropped however after it was discovered a drug test on the woman was misinterpreted.Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said an investigator…

SEPTA union to hold strike authorization vote Sunday

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 11:54:00 AM
SEPTA's largest union puts its labor situation succinctly: "The day of reckoning is fast approaching."That was the opening line of a letter to the workers that control the city's buses and subways. It's alerting them of a strike authorization vote on Sunday. If a strike passes, the union could walk off the job at any time, halting a majority of the public transportation in the city. (Regional rail trains would continue to run, since its union recently signed a new contract.)The TWU Local 234…

Home of the Day: A Majestically Custom Built Home

Thursday October 23rd, 2014 01:32:00 AM
By Mark Arbeit, Luxury Property SpecialistHome of the Day is presented by the Philadelphia Business Journal with Long & Foster and Christie's International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of the most-luxurious properties for sale. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image view today's featured property.100 S. Dudley Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406 | $1,600,000A majestically custom built home, this 4BR (+den), 4.5BA home shines with the other beach block beauties…

Taj Mahal casino to stay open through November

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 10:59:00 PM
On the heels of a judge voiding its union contract, Trump Entertainment has decided to keep the casino open throughout November — meaning 3,100 people will keep their jobs, at least for now. Here's more from the Associated Press who broke the story:"As of now we don't have any plan to close the Taj, but that could change next month," Robert Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment, told The Associated Press. "We still need our plan to be approved, and we need assistance from the state with no assurance…

Analysts grill Liberty Property executives on 3Q results amid "multi-year rut"

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 07:59:00 PM
Analysts took Liberty Property Trust executives to task during a third-quarter earnings conference call, urging the real estate investment trust to make some changes to get it out of a "multi-year rut."In general, the analysts said the company's stock price and funds from operations have underperformed and more needs to be done to improve those areas. Some analysts urged Liberty to ramp up the sale of suburban office properties putting a drag on the company; consider exiting some markets that aren't…

Convention Center snatches repeat customer away from Atlantic City

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 06:50:00 PM
After completing its 2014 show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this year, National Business Media was poised to hold next year's event in Atlantic City. That is, until its experience with the center and its new work rules convinced them to come back to Philadelphia instead.NBM, a trade magazine publisher and trade show producer based in Broomfield, Colo., held its three-day convention, The NBM Show, at the Convention Center back in September, generating nearly $3.8 million in economic impact…

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