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Authorities: Local Woman Concealed Child’s Death To Continue Receiving Government Benefits

Authorities say a Philadelphia woman concealed the death of her daughter in order to continue receiving Supplemental Security Income payments.


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Fight To Keep Taj Mahal Casino From Closing Heating Up

No tax breaks and no elimination of workers’ benefits may soon mean no more Taj Mahal Casino as union and elected leaders made their stance crystal clear Friday.


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Hundreds Of Thousands Celebrate International Good Deeds Day

Although good deeds are welcome any day of the year, businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison thought it would be nice to turn up the volume.


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Christie’s $34.4B Budget Makes Pension Payment

The $34.4 billion state budget New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed Tuesday makes a required $2.25 billion payment to the public worker pension fund without raising taxes but leaves virtually nothing left over to fund major new programs or initiatives.


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Holiday Help For Families Affected By Loss Of Unemployment Benefits

Without action from Congress, action that isn’t expected, Hamilton will join nearly 200,000 people in the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey who are about to lose special unemployment benefits that will shrink from 63 weeks of coverage to 26.


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Advocates Draw The Contrast Between Hunger And Plenty Outside Whole Foods

An anti-hunger group chose a novel way to call attention to cuts in food stamp benefits.


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Exxon To Offer Benefits To Married Same-Sex U.S. Couples

Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.


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South Jersey’s First Medical Marijuana Site Prepares For Opening

South Jersey’s first medical marijuana dispensary is just a few weeks from opening.


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Top V-Day (And Anti V-Day!) Events In Philly

Here’s where to share the love, find the love or just get through it all in the City of BroLo.



3 On Your Side: Deadline To Sign Up For Electronic Federal Benefit Payments

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, the U.S. Department of Treasury is going paperless. The move is supposed to save taxpayers $1 billion over 10 years, but that now means that benefit recipients have a decision to make.


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UPDATE: 10 NJ Counties Approved For Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The special assistance program will help those in Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties who were living or working in the affected counties at the time of the storm and who are unemployed as a result of it.


Christie, NJ Senate President Agree On Overhaul Of State Worker Benefits

Senate president Steve Sweeney is ready to proceed with a package he hammered out with Governor Chris Christie which would require state workers to pay more for health insurance and increase contributions to their pension fund.


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New Jersey Senate President: Benefits Costs Breaking Budgets

The leader of the New Jersey Senate says pension and health care benefits for the average public safety worker cost local governments $47,000 a year.


83K Pa. Residents Could Lose Unemployment Assistance

“It’s very discouraging,” said Earl Seawright referring to the economic climate in Philadelphia.



Unemployment Benefits Near End For Millions

The search for work has become a full time job of its own for Wayne Hood.