Business & Economy

The House of Blues at Showboat Casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Atlantic City Making Money Again After Closing Multiple Casinos

A bit of good news for a change for Atlantic City’s eight casinos. They’re making money again.

04/12/2015

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Sports Legends On Center Stage for Industry Forum at Villanova U.

Agents, attorneys, sports writers, and NFL alumni tackled such topics as domestic violence incidents, concussion litigation, and pro football past and present.

04/10/2015

(Shoppers on Walnut Street examine a window display of the Apple Watch at an Apple retail store.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Early Adopters Have an Eye, If Not a Hand, on Apple Watches, Now on Display in Stores

Online pre-sales began early this morning, with shipping starting later this month. And now, you can make an appointment at select Apple stores to test them out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

(The Revel casino-hotel resort, on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  August 2014 file photo by David Madden)

Atlantic City Fining Powerless Revel Casino $5,000 Daily

The new owner of what was the Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City hasn’t had the keys for a week yet and already he’s facing major issues with the property.

04/10/2015

(In the mayor's reception room at Philadelphia City Hall, DRWC officials displayed placards showcasing some of the summer activities along the riverfront.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Officials Roll Out Big Changes To Philadelphia’s Delaware River Waterfront This Summer

The wintertime ice rink, at Spruce Street Harbor Park, is being transformed into a summertime roller rink. But that’s not the only big change taking place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Students at South Philadelphia High School pose with their new Kindle Fire tablets, donated by Emmanuel Bussie, second from left in back row.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former ‘Occupy’ Member’s Newest Activism: Tablet Computers For Philly Schoolkids

Some students at a Philadelphia high school have new Kindle Fires, which came from an untraditional source.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Mayor Nutter, at lectern, announces results of a city survey about Comcast customer satisfaction.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Releases Report on Comcast’s Mediocre Customer Satisfaction Rate

“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

NJ Could Recover Millions In Overpaid Tax Rebates

The state comptroller’s office says it has discovered thousands of residents who got bigger tax credits than they were owed and New Jersey could see millions of dollars returning to the treasury after the funds are recovered.

04/09/2015

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N.J. Court Reclaims Low-Income Housing $$$ From Christie Administration Redirection

A three-judge state appeals court panel in New Jersey has freed up some $200 million that towns had set aside for affordable housing — money that the Christie administration had been trying to use for other purposes over the past few years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Philadelphia city councilman Mark Squilla.  File photo by KYW's Mike Dunn)

Councilman Wants Philadelphia to Capitalize on Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Controversy

First District city councilman Mark Squilla penned the open letter to all residents in states that recently passed so-called “religious freedom” laws, which critics say may invite discrimination based on sexual orientation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, far left, watches as students use laptop computers to learn about human cardiac systems.  Photo by Dan Wing)

Gov. Wolf Visits a Philadelphia High School, Pushing For Better Education Funding Statewide

Going class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(An advertising wrap on a Septa bus shelter advises pedestrians and drivers not to be distracted by their smartphones or other things.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Wants Pedestrians To Stop Texting, Watch Where They’re Going, And Stay Safe

The program addresses the growing problem of pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

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Report: There’s One Local City Where Women Out-earn Men

To compile its list, NerdWallet.com says it used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey in 2005 and 2013.

04/09/2015

(Artist's rendering of proposed 3D electronic advertising display for 12th and Arch Streets.  Image provided)

Nutter Will Allow Massive 3D Electronic Billboards in Center City, With Legal Tweaks

Nutter says he has reservations about the huge, sidewalk-level, LED signs, but rather than veto the measure, he struck a deal with its sponsor, Councilman Mark Squilla.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Kristin Caine, at Yards Brewery.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Beers, Spices, and a Strawberry-Themed Street Fest

Hadas reports on several entertaining food events coming up soon in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

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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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