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List of well-known ESPN staffers receiving layoff notices

The way we consume news is rapidly changing and media companies are quickly changing their workflows to best utilize their resources. It is no surprise companies will go through layoffs to cut costs and change business strategies, and ESPN has become one of the latest big news organizations to...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:49pm

United report says 'many things went wrong' the day it forcibly dragged a passenger from a plane

United Airlines admits “many things went wrong” the day a passenger was violently dragged from a flight in a report released Thursday that details the incident and changes the airline says it will make to prevent similar problems. The report offers the airline’s fullest account...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:44pm

Massive shakeup at your favorite men's brand

For much of the past decade, J. Crew has been ground zero for the super-trendy urban-lumberjack look, but now the man responsible for it has been felled.   The brand's head menswear designer, Frank Muytjens, is leaving the company after 9 years. His departure comes after a corporate...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:23pm

Ivanka Trump clothing is being secretly sold under a different label at retailers across the US

Check your clothing labels, because that Adrienne Vittadini blazer probably isn’t what it seems — fashion bloggers have discovered Ivanka Trump’ clothing brand is being sold under (gasp!) another label. Two identical garments — one with an Ivanka Trump label and another...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:39pm

iBuyBlack discount card aims to boost black businesses in Philly

When Arnett Woodall proposed building a produce store in West Philly on a vacant lot known only for drug sales, his neighbors scoffed. "Most people laughed at me," he said. "It used to be the most trafficked destination for coke, crack and heroin in Philadelphia." Woodall was...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:00am

Unicorn frappuccino a nightmare for Starbucks baristas

Starbucks’ unicorn Frappuccino might be the stuff of customers’ dreams, but the glittery rainbow-colored concoctions are apparently a nightmare for baristas everywhere. Customers have been flocking by the thousands to participating Starbucks, desperate to get their hands on the elusive...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:13pm

Harley Davidson will shift production, lay off 118 Pennsylvania workers

Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc said on Thursday it will lay off 118 workers at its York, Pennsylvania, plant and shift employment to Kansas City, Missouri. The company said it told employees in November 2015 of plans to shift production of Harley-Davidson Cruisers from the Pennsylvania...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:19pm

Whole Foods is about to get cheaper, but you'll pay a different price for a smaller bill

Looks like the organic supermarket known as “Whole Paycheck” is ready for a change that’ll be as healthy for your wallet as it is for your, well, health as Whole Foods is lowering prices. But don’t grab your canvas bags just yet — or at least not your big ones...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:27pm

Ivanka Trump lands Chinese trademarks the day she dined with the nation’spresident

Earlier this month, China gave Ivanka Trump provisional approval of three trademarks for her company — the very same day she dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at her family’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The trademarks give the nation with the second-largest economy monopoly...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:40pm

Wal-Mart seeks online fashion presence through acquisitions

Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. If Wal-Mart succeeds,...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:50am

Donald Trump Jr. triggers LGBT backlash after Duquesne students oppose on-campus Chick-fil-A

Donald Trump Jr. trigged Twitter and the LGBTQ community on Thursday when he mocked Duquesne University students who opposed the upcoming addition of a Chick-fil-A in their food court. Retweeting an article by conservative news site The Daily Caller about the upset students at the Pittsburgh-based...

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 2:24pm

Google not ‘OK’ with Burger King’s ‘OK Google’ ad

Google was quick to shut down a Burger King Whopper ad that tried to bite into the company’s smart-home technology this week. Breaking the fourth wall, a Burger King employee holding a more-delicious-than-real-life looking Whopper — the fast-food chain’s signature burger —...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:18pm

These Instagram stars are making bank — up to $150,000 per post, that is

Most of us may be happy with the number of likes our food, outfits of the day and latest DIY project get on social media, but did you know that some of the most popular Instagram stars get likes and cash? We’re talking at least $150,000 per post — way more than many Americans can even...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:14pm

Reebok aims to 'grow' plant-based, sustainable shoes out of cotton and corn

Reebok is growing shoes, and they are are about ready to blossom. The global apparel company will release a limited edition plant-based line of athletic shoes in the fall that will feature a sole made from industrial-grown corn, along with an organic cotton upper. The Cotton + Corn initiative is...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:11am

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories

Comcast said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:09pm

Battered but unbroken, Brooklyn music label sees ‘new golden age of vinyl’

Hurricane Sandy battered much of New York City but one of its lesser-known victims was a Brooklyn music label specializing in rock and rockabilly sounds released on vinyl records.After the October 2012 storm roared through, Norton Records in Red Hook was flooded, its inventory destroyed and its...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00am

New York firm designs a park that puts the Highline to shame

If you've ever dreamed of jumping ontrampolinesamong the treetops, get ready to face your fantasy.New York-based design firm Dror has unveiled its master plan for a new city park six miles north of Istanbul's center that will bend the forest landscape with the world of your dreams.Featuring...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:30pm

Uber diversity report shows shortage of women, minorities

Uberreleased its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company — just as they are at many other technology firms.Uber released the information after a series of revelations about its culture and business tactics that...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:32am

Consumer confidence hits 16-year high; house prices rise

U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, suggesting the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the start of the year.The economy's strengthening fundamentals were...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:03pm

Center City Restaurants Perfect for Power Lunches

Center City’s restaurant landscape is ever-changing and keeping up with all of the latest and greatest spots to dine is a job in itself. But when you’re slammed at work and need to make a reservation for your next power lunch, the last thing on your mind is spending valuable time reading over...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:39am