| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:25 AM
HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation.
McCord's surprise departure notice came at 10:57 a.m. in an emailed news release. It said the resignation is...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:58 PM
This time last year, North Philly native Kevin Hart was proving his marquee muscle by steering "Ride Along" to a sizeable $130 million at the box office.
For the rest of 2014, Hart popped up in supporting roles in the ensemble comedies "About Last...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Detroit emerged Friday from the nation’s largest municipal bankruptcy with a life line as it seeks to recover from an ocean of debt and mismanagement that threatened to drown the onetime symbol of U.S. industrial might.
The court approval of the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Taizhou Fuling Plastics' headquarters is in one of southeastern China's most important industrial zones.
The coastal city of Wenling, with a population of more than 1.4 million, is part of Zhejiang Province, a rising player in China's economic...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Last Christmas Day, Jennifer Sommers was unconscious in a hospital bed, her brain swollen, a machine helping her breathe. Her stunned family surrounded her in prayer.
A week earlier, the 22-year-old Stroudsburg woman had abruptly gone from a bright...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:29 AM
If a neoconservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality, as journalist Irving Kristol once put it, what do you call a conservative faced with video footage of the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a man the New York City Police Department...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:57 PM
As another year comes to a close, I once again turn the reins of I Just Work Here over to some of the kind and quite-a-bit-smarter-than-me folks who appeared in this year's columns.
I asked them to share some advice for workers, bosses and managers as...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education.
Even without Santa's help, some...