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  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...
  • The Mortgage Professor: The CFPB is now a consumer complaint clearinghouse: Will that help consumers?

    Markets for financial services often don't work well for consumers. The trial and error technique that consumers rely on in navigating many markets, such as food and clothing markets, does not work well when transactions are large and infrequent....
  • Some Philadelphia university students give crime reports low grades

    PHILADELPHIA In January 2011, a University of Pennsylvania student was assaulted about three blocks from campus, allegedly by a "flash mob" of up to 40 youths. Penn did not issue an alert to students about the incident. On Easter weekend last year, a 20-...
  • Quakertown's Austin Sedicum is The Run Doctor

    Quakertown's Austin Sedicum is The Run Doctor
    You can call him "The Run Doctor." If your feet are failing you, he knows what to do, and with authority. Austin Sedicum, a Quakertown podiatrist who is the clinical director of Upper Bucks Foot & Ankle Medical Center, does more than just treat your...
  • Downtown corporations push employee homeownership in arena zone

    Downtown corporations push employee homeownership in arena zone
    Hoping their employees will be lured by the prospect of walking to work, a coalition of downtown Allentown corporations plans to offer them financial incentives to move into the blocks surrounding the city's soon-to-open PPL Center arena. The goal is...
  • Finding your inner work identity

    Finding your inner work identity
    Even if you're off, Labor Day seems an appropriate time to think about work. Not so much the stresses and drags of it all, but the actual things we do as working people. Most of the time — either from busyness or as victims of rote behavior...
  • Grad students win LVHN Via marathons

    Grad students win LVHN Via marathons
    When Ben Chebot crossed the LVHN Via Marathon finish line in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 56 seconds on Sunday morning, the race announcers proclaimed him to be from Oakland, Calif. But he's not, really. He grew up in Newton, Mass., training on the...
  • Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Pennsylvania books

    C.F. MARTIN & CO. 1 By Dick Boak (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99) C.F. Martin's family business has persevered from the Civil War through the present and remains the oldest maker of stringed instruments in the world, and the largest and most respected...
  • Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons

    Chicago looks to Israel for tech startup lessons
    The rooftop deck atop Nir Zohar's Israeli startup firm provides a bird's-eye view of this metro area's evolution into a high-tech powerhouse. His website set-up company, Wix, is tucked into a once-derelict port district, now the seaside home to a bevy...
  • New Novartis drug may upend heart failure treatment

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - A new medicine from Novartis could replace drugs that have been central to treating heart failure for a quarter of century, after proving remarkably effective in reducing deaths in a keenly awaited study. The experimental treatment,...
  • Calculate your way to an easier life

    There's a reason "do the math" has all but disappeared from popular culture — with online calculators, who needs to do the math? Here are a few online calculators, numbers lovingly crunched, that might make life somewhat more precise. Cost of...