Philadelphia city workers pension fund sees a rare year of positive growth

The fund collected $27 million more than it paid out in 2018. But it's still woefully underfunded.

Banning cashless stores: A little legal research may have saved Philly’s City Council a lot of trouble

In 1984, Pennsylvania enacted the "Cash Consumer Protection Act," which made it illegal for businesses to discriminate against consumers who did not have credit cards.

Banning cashless stores: A little legal research may have saved Philly’s City Council a lot of trouble

In 1984, Pennsylvania enacted the "Cash Consumer Protection Act," which made it illegal for businesses to discriminate against consumers who did not have credit cards.

Don’t send money to sweethearts you haven’t met. Last year lovers lost $143 million like that

Those looking for love this Valentine’s Day should watch out for fraudsters trying to scam singles out of their money, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.

Don’t send money to sweethearts you haven’t met. Last year lovers lost $143 million like that

Those looking for love this Valentine’s Day should watch out for fraudsters trying to scam singles out of their money, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday.

Verizon promised free Echo, Amazon Prime, but didn’t deliver, Pennsylvania lawsuit claims

Now Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that consumers couldn’t get their Echo and Amazon Prime, and then faced a potential $350 termination fee for breaking the two-year contract, in a lawsuit suit filed on Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Verizon promised free Echo, Amazon Prime, but didn’t deliver, Pennsylvania lawsuit claims

Now Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that consumers couldn’t get their Echo and Amazon Prime, and then faced a potential $350 termination fee for breaking the two-year contract, in a lawsuit suit filed on Monday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
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Here’s how the Inquirer’s Vanguard retirement plan stacks up and what you can learn from it

One expert advises on how to pick among the Vanguard funds you get from your employer.

A Coatesville man used a gift card glitch to defraud eBay of $320K. Here’s what he bought.

Chad Broudy, 24, went on an epic shopping spree, paying virtually nothing for more than 3,000 items valued at roughly $320,000, according to federal prosecutors.

Wells Fargo says fees will be reversed for customers after data center fire snags online access

Smoke at one of Wells Fargo's data centers left some of the bank's customers without access to online or mobile banking as well as other services.

Peco to pay penalty for shutting off electricity to customers during winter

The Philadelphia utility will pay a $10,000 fine and contribute $20,000 to an energy assistance fund to settle complaints that it improperly shut off some low-income customers.

Store video helps Philly woman, who slipped on a strawberry in ShopRite, win big in court

Within moments of Wanda Scott’s fall, an employee swept debris into a dustpan and quickly disappeared into a back room, according to court records.

Looking for the best pet groomers in the Philadelphia region? Here’s a search tool for that

Through a special arrangement, The Inquirer readers can access Delaware Valley Consumer Checkbook’s ratings of area pet groomers for free through March 5.

Hundreds of Pennsylvania jobs on the line as bailout deadline looms for struggling nuclear plants

Nuclear energy supporters are working on legislation to bail out the state's nuclear industry, sparking a debate: Are nuclear power plants worth rescuing? And how much would it cost Pennsylvanians?

Startup incubator 1776 opens at Cherry Hill Mall, making the mall more than just a place to shop

This is 1776′s first incubator inside of a mall, allowing entrepreneurs to test out their products with shoppers in real time.

74 percent of Facebook users don’t know the site lists their traits for targeted ads

A slim majority – 51 percent – were not comfortable with Facebook collecting their information.

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Citizens, Philly’s biggest bank and Phillies patron, says it’s ready for a New York bank’s assault

Bruce Van Saun, head of the biggest bank in Philadelphia, says Trump has helped boost business, and the Phillies ought to win more games this year

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook

Regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the record.

Want to exercise more in 2019? Here are Philly area’s best-rated gyms and how much they cost

To help identify the best fitness centers in the Philadelphia area, check ratings from the nonprofit consumer group Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook magazine and Checkbook.org, which finds large facility-to-facility differences in customer satisfaction.

Volunteer at this boot camp to help other Philadelphians get ready for home ownership

“Clarifi is seeking enthusiastic and reliable individuals who are interested in working one-on-one to help one of Clarifi’s Boot Camp participants take meaningful steps towards their goal of homeownership,” the non-profit said in a statement.

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