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Where does Pennsylvania rank among the best states for teachers?

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 03:59:16 PM Dan Norton
While a budget stalemate continues to put a strain on Pennsylvania's education system, the state was ranked as eighth best for teachers, according to a recent WalletHub study.In the report, Pennsylvania teachers ranked third in highest annual salary for adjusted cost of living.In Philadelphia, the average salary of a new teacher is $48,945, according to the School District.The findings were split into two categories.The Keystone State game in at No. 1 in the Job Opportunity and Competition…

Power 76 Countdown: The Philadelphia Business Journal names the most influential people in Greater Philadelphia

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 03:57:37 PM Craig Ey
Welcome to the inaugural Philadelphia Business Journal Power 76.What is it? We wanted to take a snapshot of who the most influential people are today in Greater Philadelphia.How did we do it? We compiled a report of the people who were mentioned most in online or print Philadelphia Business Journal stories over the last 52 weeks. The results may surprise you.Why 76? Hey, it's Philadelphia. We own the number 76.We will release portions of the Power 76 throughout October. In this installment,…

Wolf: Big cuts to education loom if state doesn't deal with finances

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 03:57:25 PM Paul J. Gough
Gov. Tom Wolf cautioned that a Pennsylvania budget that doesn't address what he called "mathematical requirements" would end up forcing large-scale cuts to education and human services and potential credit downgrades for the state beginning next year.Wolf held a news conference Monday in Harrisburg as the commonwealth enters its fourth month without a budget, following a summer and fall of duels between the first-term governor and the GOP-led Legislature.The next step is a vote Wednesday in the…

What's new on the menu at the Wells Fargo Center

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 03:44:24 PM John George
Comcast Spectacor and Aramark unveiled a variety of new food, beverage and merchandise options — included a “pour your own beer” section — that will greet Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers fans at the Wells Fargo Center this season.Customers will be able to purchase and pour their own 32 oz. beer from “Draft Serv” units on the back wall of the PJ Whelihan’s in the Philadelphia arena.For $5, new service will cancel Comcast for youPatrons will enter through PJ Whelihan’s front area…

Report of gunman puts Community College of Philadelphia on lockdown

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 02:51:23 PM Alison Burdo
The Community College of Philadelphia sent several Tweets Tuesday morning reporting the campus is on lockdown.Police vehicles surrounded the college, located in the Spring Garden section of the city, around 10:25 a.m. About 90 minutes later, authorities told NBC10 they had a 17-year-old suspect in custody, but no gun was recovered.The lockdown remained in place around 11:45 a.m., according to the college.Police activity on campus. Main Campus remains under lock down.— CC of Philadelphia (@CCPedu)…

Comcast-canceling competitor emerges

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 01:51:23 PM Dan Norton
Comcast canceling service AirPaper has gained some serious attention since it launched on Friday, and now it turns out the new company has a direct competitor.Just Cancel Me says it will cut your ties with Comcast for only $4 – a dollar cheaper than AirPaper's $5 fee.Pa. Liquor Control Board to hold liquor lotteryAccording to the company website, the process is almost identical: By providing your name, phone number, address and Comcast account number, Just Cancel Me will do as its name implies.…

AmerisourceBergen makes 2nd multibillion-dollar purchase this year

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 12:40:27 PM John George
AmerisourceBergen signed a definitive agreement Tuesday to buy Pharmedium Healthcare Holdings Inc. for $2.6 billion.The deal marks the second multibillion-dollar acquisition this year by the Valley Forge, Pa., wholesale pharmaceutical distribution and services company, which generates annual revenues of more than $120 billion.Sentencing for Manco pizza owners delayedAmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) bought MWI Veterinary Supply, an animal health products distributor, for $2.5 billion earlier this…

5 things to know and bourbon so rare you literally have to win the lottery to buy it

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 12:30:41 PM Dell Poncet
Good morning everyone within the sound of my keystrokes. It's going to be a nice day, I call it.Let's take a look under the bed for what news is lurking there.Eating Mexican on the Main LineOne of the differences between suburbanites and city dwellers is their reaction to restaurants. You open a Cheesecake Factory in Cherry Hill and people say, "Wow! We have a Cheesecake Factory!" as they line up four abreast down a four-lane highway on a Saturday night waiting to get in. You build one in Center…

Fattah gets high profile challenger for congressional seat

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 12:29:24 PM Jeff Blumenthal
Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D-182nd) has officially announced that he will challenge embattled incumbent Chaka Fattah in next spring’s primary for Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District.Fattah, who is facing corruption charges, is in the middle of his 10th term in Congress and has served in Washington since 1995. But he was indicted in late July on a host of public corruption charges.Sims, 37, a lawyer and civil rights advocate, became the first openly gay person elected to the…

Sentencing for Manco pizza owners delayed

Tuesday October 6th, 2015 12:27:23 PM Alison Burdo
The owners of an iconic Shore pizza joint were originally set to learn their fate this week, but their sentencing hearing for tax evasion charges has been postponed.Charles and Mary Bangle, owners of several Manco and Manco shops in Ocean City, New Jersey will return to a Camden federal court on Dec. 9 to learn their sentences, according to the Press of Atlantic City.McDonald's all-day breakfast menu beginsThe couple initially entered not guilty pleas, before changing their pleas to guilty…

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