Generocity: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduces tax credit bill for workforce development

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson. 16 photos Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill that would create a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for businesses that contribute to workforce development. “This tax credit will make skilled labor positions more available by encouraging businesses to invest in low-cost skill certification programs,” Johnson said. “This will employ folks with higher paying […]

Comcast blasts FCC’s net neutrality ruling

David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast. 16 photos Lauren Hertzler Staff Writer- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Following almost a year of public debate on the subject, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to adopt new net neutrality rules. They require broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic the same — no “fast […]

Janney investment banking cuts part of worldwide trend

Janney Montgomery Scott has seen significant turnover in its capital markets division. 16 photos Jeff Blumenthal Reporter- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+  |  LinkedIn Last May, Forbes.com asked a simple question: “Is Investment Banking Dead?” It was posed in the wake of thousands of job cuts at major New York firms. And […]

5 things to know today (2-27)

Five things you need to know today. Jared Shelly Digital Producer- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn Here’s what’s happening today: 1. It should come as no surprise that Comcast blasted the FCC’s net neutrality ruling. It will lead to “years of litigation and regulatory uncertainty,” said Comcast Corp. Executive Vice President David […]

Exposing King of Prussia’s dining scene with a Restaurant Week

DineKOP hopes to expose King of Prussia’s culinary scene. Francis Hilario Reporter- Philadelphia Business Journal Email  |  LinkedIn  |  Twitter Everybody else seems to have their own Restaurant Week — so why not King of Prussia? DineKOP will run from March 2 through 8, offering lunch and dinner prix-fixe menus for up to $20 for […]

Villanova Defeats Xavier For 10th Straight Win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kris Jenkins’ back-to-back 3-pointers started a late run that rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East) made five 3s — their specialty — during a 17-7 spurt for their only substantial lead of the game. Jenkins had 14 points […]

18-Year-Old Shot 5 Times Inside Germantown Store, Critical

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say an 18-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. This happened just after 3 p.m. inside a store located on the 5200 block of Germantown Avenue. Police say the victim was shot five times, including once in the […]

Mummers March In Manayunk To Celebrate Mardi Gras

By Mike Dougherty PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hundreds of people bundled up Saturday morning to watch the Mummers strut on Main Street for Mardi Gras in Manayunk. The sunny side of Main Street was packed with spectators, like Kim Cadwell who was there with her family. “This is just fantastic,” she said. “Bringing the kids out, […]

Police Arrest 2 Teens Connected To Philadelphia Attacks, Robberies

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say two 15-year-olds have been arrested in connection to the string of incidents that happened recently in several Philadelphia neighborhoods. Police say one teen was arrested Friday night and another on Saturday afternoon. Police have been looking for a group of teens responsible for several attack and robbery incidents this month. […]