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A sign on a PPA parking kiosk warns of the end of the Smartcard system. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

End of the Line At Last For Phila. Parking Authority ‘Smart Cards’

The Philadelphia Parking Authority stopped selling the cards in May, and posted notices on every kiosk in the city about the final expiration date, December 31st.

12/11/2014

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Proud To Be Helping The Fight Against Medical Mishaps

Hospitals are getting safer, according to a new federal report, and Pennsylvania hospitals say they’re doing their part.

12/10/2014

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‘Ride-on’ Toys Responsible For Majority Of Toy-related Injuries

Furthermore, toy-related injuries as a whole are up 39.9% from 1990.

12/09/2014

(A Philadelphia Parking Authority payment kiosk shows a "network failed" message during a period when PPA kiosks were unable to process credit card payments.  Photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Parking Authority Fixes Its Kiosks’ Credit Card Glitch

Drivers needed cash today at Philadelphia parking kiosks, which refused to take credit or debit card payments.

12/08/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

Amazon To Sell Its Own Diapers, Baby Wipes

Amazon is launching its own line of diapers and baby wipes exclusively for its Prime members to get more shoppers to sign up for the $99 annual program.

12/08/2014

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AAA: Gas Prices Likely To Stay Low For A While

Gas prices continue to drop, and could stay low throughout the winter.

12/06/2014

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Bebe Discloses Data Breach

Bebe stores Inc. said Friday that it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores, making it the latest company to disclose a data breach.

12/05/2014

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3 On Your Side: Buying Batteries

To power everything this holiday season from dinosaurs to fire trucks, you better have plenty of batteries. But which ones to pick?

12/04/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Free Skiing For The Younger Set

You might be surprised to learn that kids in the fourth and fifth grades can ski, tube, and snowboard free at Pennsylvania snow resorts.

12/04/2014

(At 48th Street Grille, Mayor Nutter greets chef-owner Carl Lewis as Sylvie Gallier-Howard of the city's Commerce Department looks on.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Crowdfunding Microloan Web Site Spotlights Philadelphia’s Small Businesses

The partnership between web site Kiva.org and the city’s Department of Commerce brings “crowdfunded microloans,” most of which are about $5,000 and are offered at zero-percent interest.

12/02/2014

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Blog: Sprint Announces Cut Your Bill in Half Event

By Jim Donovan: Looking to save on your wireless phone bill? Well Sprint today announced it will cut in half the monthly rate plan for Verizon and AT&T customers who switch to Sprint beginning Friday, […]

12/02/2014

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Blog: 68% Say Shopping for Health Insurance is as Bad as Facing Dentist Drill

By Jim Donovan: It’s that time of year again when Americans have to sit down and choose a health insurance plan and a new survey by Bankrate.com shows that many would rather do something else. […]

12/02/2014

(PEAR TREES? PARTRIDGES?   A PNC Bank lobby in center city Philadelphia  is decorated for the holidays.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

’12 Days of Christmas’ Gift List Shows Slight Hike in Prices

The entertaining Christmas Price Index looks at what it would cost each year to buy all the items in the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

12/02/2014

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I-Team: Local Mom Protests Major Toymaker Over Race Of Dolls

Fed up with what she calls an “injustice,” one Upper Darby mom is speaking out in hopes of making a change for children.

11/28/2014

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Fabulous Holiday Shopping, Off The Beaten Path

There are alternatives to shopping with the herd, just a short getaway drive from home.

11/27/2014

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2011 Philadelphia Auto Show

(credit: Randall E. Scott) From Ford to Fiat, and classic to innovative, there was something for everyone at the 2011 Philadelphia International Auto Show.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco. Jobs announced upgraded versions of the entire iPod line, including an iPod Touch that includes a camera. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New iPods, Apple TV

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.

Ketch, left, and Hiro-pon, members of the Japanese pantomime group Gamarjobat, take part in a promotional ninth birthday party for Japanese auto giant Honda Motor’s humanoid robot Asimo at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo on October 31, 2009. Asimo, which officially stands for “Advanced Step in Innovative MObility,” was the culmination of two decades of humanoid robotics research by Honda engineers, who first began research on the project in the 1980s and then unveiled “him” in 2000. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Japanese robotics makers are creating some of the most life-like robots ever.

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