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Billionaire Says 3-Day Work Week Is Solution To Balancing Work And Personal Life

Carlos Slim, the second wealthiest person in the world according to Forbes, says a three day work week is the solution to helping people balance working and their personal lives.

07/22/2014

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Several Types Of Fruit Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns

Among the stores voluntarily complying with the recall are Wegmans, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Giant, and Martin’s food stores.

07/22/2014

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With Misgivings, State Overseers OK Philadelphia’s Five-Year Budget

The head of the PICA board told the mayor’s finance director that he’d like to see the city do more belt-tightening in order to start a rainy day fund.

07/21/2014

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Wawa Plans Replacement For Its Original ‘Store #1,’ in Folsom, Pa.

The first Wawa store, which opened for business in 1964, in Delaware County, will be closing to make way for a new one, just up the road.

07/21/2014

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Montco Sheriff Turns To Social Media To Corral Deadbeat Parents

The sheriff’s department has done early-morning sweeps, and they want the public to take a look at their Facebook and Twitter accounts to see who they’re looking for.

07/21/2014

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Atlantic City Doomed By Glut Of Casinos In Region

The rapid disintegration of Atlantic City’s casino market might be an early indicator of what could happen in other parts of the country that have too many casinos.

07/20/2014

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Positively Philadelphia: East Passyunk Car Show and Street Fest

“We have over 140 show cars, lining five blocks of East Passyunk Avenue,” notes Renee Gilinger, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District.

07/20/2014

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Pa. Labor Force Experiences 2nd Largest Decline On Record

The state Department of Labor and Industry reported Friday that June’s labor force dropped by 28,000 to 6.4 million.

07/18/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook Tests, Twitter Acquires, New Pinterest Tool

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

07/18/2014

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Eco-Activist Critical of White House Approval For Sonic Oil Exploration Off NJ Coast

“Now that the Obama administration has approved it, every oil company under the sun will look to explore for oil off the Atlantic coast,” says Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action.

07/18/2014

(Pro- and anti-immigration advocates share sidewalk space outside the Bourse Building, where the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia is located.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Anti-Immigration Protesters Outnumbered By Demonstrators Backing Reform

Pro- and anti-immigration advocates shared sidewalk space outside the Mexican consulate for Philadelphia, near Independence Hall.

07/18/2014

(District Council 33 president Pete Matthews, second from right, confers with other union officials following this morning's hearing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City of Philadelphia Asks To Impose Contract Terms in Stalled Blue-Collar Talks

“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”

07/18/2014

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Consumer Alert: Phone Scammers Still On The Prowl For Gullible Peco Customers

A phone scam targeting Peco customers in Philadelphia and the suburbs appears to be picking up steam, but officials say the number of people falling for the scam is dropping.

07/18/2014

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Pssst, Wanna Buy A Bridge? PennDOT’s Got One Just For You

You can buy a bridge for as little as $1. Currently there are eleven for sale.

07/18/2014

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Pres. Obama, in Delaware, Urges Investment in Nation’s Infrastructure

It’s not just a question of safety and security, Obama says. He sees it as a matter of keeping the country competitive with the rest of the world.

07/17/2014

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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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