Business & Economy

(At the scene of the groundbreaking were NJ assemblyman Vince Mazzeo; Fishermen’s Energy COO and general counsel Paul  Gallagher Sr.; Atlantic City mayor Don Guardian; Environment NJ director Doug O’Malley; and Fishermen’s Energy founder and chairman Dan Cohen.  Photo provided by Fishermen's Energy)

Company Pitching Offshore Windmills ‘Starts’ Project To Qualify For Tax Credit

“Last week Congress authorized an extension of the Investment Tax Credit. But to qualify, you have to commence construction by December 31st of this year,” notes the COO of the company behind the proposed project.

12/23/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Tens of Thousands of Pa. Households Starting This Winter With No Heat

The annual Cold Weather Survey shows 23,213 households without electric or gas heat this season, compared to 19,653 in Pennsylvania last year.

12/23/2014

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Parent Company of McDonald’s Dragged Into Labor Board’s Retaliation Case

The NLRB move to add the corporate entity to the case means fast-food parent companies that control food quality may have to address worker conditions.

12/22/2014

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Rowan Family Gives Additional $15 Million To Its Namesake University

The $15-million gift will help set up a permanent endowment dedicated to the engineering school.

12/20/2014

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

For The Designated Family Chef, Holiday Is Lots of Work — But Worth It, Most Agree

One woman we spoke with today at Reading Terminal Market admitted it’s hours and hours of preparation, cooking, serving, and cleanup.

12/19/2014

(Class valedictorian Joy Stevenson, at lectern, speaks to her graduation ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Cathedral Kitchen, in Camden, Releases a New Crop of Culinary Graduates

Cathedral Kitchen helps low-income people who are at risk due to a lack of marketable job skills.

12/19/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Billionaire Carl Icahn Offers $20M Infusion to Avert Taj Mahal Shutdown

Icahn, who is poised to buy the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, is ponying up $20 million so it can remain open while bankruptcy proceedings play out.

12/18/2014

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Lyft Gets Pa. Regulatory Nod…Except In Philly

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday voted 4-1 to approve the company’s application, with conditions to which it must agree.

12/18/2014

(A "cash for gold" shop in South Jersey.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/ Getty Images.)

N.J. Cracks Down on Urban ‘Cash-For-Gold’ Retailers, Issuing Thousands of Violations

Steve Lee, acting director of the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs, labels the operation an “enforcement action” to prevent potential fraud.

12/18/2014

Sam Brouwer, of "Founding Fathers" sports bar.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Pizza, and What’s Open in Philly?

Hadas reports on two new pizza places opening in the Delaware Valley, and a Twitter hashtag that can help you find the best places to eat.

12/18/2014

(Comcast added a late fee to Don's bill even though he is on "autopay," which deducts the payment from his bank account when due.)

Comcast Admits Billing Errors, Says Affected Customers Being Credited

For Don from Bella Vista, a $9.50 late fee threw him for a loop.

12/17/2014

(Guillermo Pernot, whose wife is Cuban, watched Pres. Obama's announcement from the KYW Newsradio newsroom.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Obama’s Decision to Normalize Relations With Cuba is ‘Huge,’ Says Local Man

In anticipation of Obama’s speech on Cuba, we invited chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre restaurant, in Old City, to watch the speech in our newsroom. His wife is Cuban.

12/17/2014

(Jerry Tucker is a vendor of "One Step Away," a newspaper aimed at raising awareness about homelessness and providing employment for those in need.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Newspaper of Homelessness Marks Its 5th Anniversary

The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.

12/16/2014

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NJ Lottery Game Suspended After Low Ticket Sales

Officials are suspending a new multi-state lottery game after just two months because of lower-than-expected ticket sales.

12/16/2014

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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