Erin is a business and personal finance reporter focusing on the consumer, investment frauds and other miscreants. Her first book was Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff (Penguin).

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Election uncertainty ebbs, but small-business owners only cautiously hopeful on vaccine news

The crisis ain't over yet, say Philly business owners, even with Joe Biden heading to the White House.

Pa. hits another daily COVID-19 case record; President-elect Biden to announce virus task force Monday

“This pandemic is real, and these numbers are going in the wrong direction,” said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Man fatally shot in North Philly

The 46-year-old man died about an hour later at Temple University Hospital.

Pet Valu closing all U.S. stores; gift cards good until Dec. 13

The owners blamed the pandemic for shuttering all U.S. stores.

Wall Street bets on Biden win, GOP majority Senate, divided government, and smaller stimulus

A Biden win and a GOP-controlled Senate means gridlock, and Wall Street likes that outcome.

Philly region’s small-biz owners plead for $225 million in Pa. state grant money

Small businesses are under assault and are oversubscribing a big state program that provides some help.

Baby Boomers and high earners now carry the most student loan debt: Fidelity study

Americans are also pulling more money out of their retirement accounts this year, according to Fidelity.

Suze Orman’s post-pandemic finance tips

Orman is expected to draw a crowd online at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Nov. 11.

Halting progress for women on boards, in C-suite in 2020, Forum of Executive Women finds

Philly area's top 100 public firms had more female board members, but fewer female executives. Almost half, or 43, had no female executives at all.