USW 10-Month Campaign to Save Pennsylvania Jobs, Communities Results in Continued Operations for Philadelphia Refinery

Local Business news from the Finally Fast Team When Sunoco Inc. announced last September it would shut down the company’s Philadelphia refinery if a buyer was not found, United Steelworkers… Read more

PA Cyber introduces hybrid of virtual and self-paced online courses

“FLEX” courses, a hybrid model combining some of the best features of self-paced and virtual online instruction, are being offered this year at the high school level by the Pennsylvania… Read more

AT&T Launches $250 Million Aspire Initiative to Boost Graduation Rates, Pennsylvania Groups Urged to Apply

AT&T has announced the launch of a new $250 million, 5-year financial commitment aimed at helping more students graduate from high school with the skills they need to succeed in… Read more

Increased Worry Among Retirees Doesn’t Equate to Action

While American retirees are more concerned about retirement risks than in previous years, a new study by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) shows there has been little change in their… Read more

Genes Identified for Common Childhood Obesity

Genetics researchers have identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity. “This is the largest-ever genome-wide study of common childhood obesity, in contrast… Read more

Trayless Dining on Campus Reduces 15 Million Pounds of Food Waste

While Earth Day is celebrated once a year, at campuses throughout North America served by ARAMARK, Every Day is Earth Day, thanks to ongoing sustainable practices focused on reducing waste, conserving… Read more

Nearly Half of All American Homeowners Give a Green Thumbs-Up to Home Improvements

As spring continues to blossom, a new study from local market consumer research firm Scarborough reveals that of the nearly 164 million homeowners in the United States, nearly half (49… Read more

Group of SEPTA Employees Claims $107.5 Million Powerball Jackpot

During his lunch break, Bryant Vaders purchased 120 quick-picked Powerball tickets for his office Lottery pool, leading to a $107.5 million jackpot for the group. Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci… Read more

Consumers Show High Degree of Trust in Online Health Information, Report Success in Self-Diagnosis

Even when it comes to their own health, consumers trust online information, with three in ten Americans reporting that they “always” or “frequently” turn to the Internet to find answers… Read more