Consumers Checkbook’s tips on how to get the best fence for your buck

Checkbook’s undercover shoppers found some companies charging more than twice as much as others for the same work.

Bond defaults deliver 99% losses in new era of U.S. bankruptcies

While few could have foreseen the pandemic's toll on the economy, the depth of investors' pain from corporate distress was all too predictable.

Bond defaults deliver 99% losses in new era of U.S. bankruptcies

While few could have foreseen the pandemic's toll on the economy, the depth of investors' pain from corporate distress was all too predictable.

‘The best thing to ever happen to Trenton’: NJWeedman dares police to bust his illegal pot shop. Here’s why.

For nearly two decades, Ed Forchion has pursued a quixotic effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. He wants current underground dealers to have a chance to cash in.

‘The best thing to ever happen to Trenton’: NJWeedman dares police to bust his illegal pot shop. Here’s why.

For nearly two decades, Ed Forchion has pursued a quixotic effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. He wants current underground dealers to have a chance to cash in.

Home buyers’ wallets hammered as prices spike for plywood substitute

Americans are coughing up $4,600 more on average to buy their dream home than six months ago, thanks to a record run-up in prices for a once-cheap plywood substitute.

Home buyers’ wallets hammered as prices spike for plywood substitute

Americans are coughing up $4,600 more on average to buy their dream home than six months ago, thanks to a record run-up in prices for a once-cheap plywood substitute.
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When that shiny Facebook ad delivers cheap boots from China | Opinion

Behind that polite email was an international operation tied to hundreds of businesses with curious names and reputations.

Record drop in U.S. fares shows how far airlines have to climb

Average one-way ticket prices plummeted 26% from the same period last year to $151, including taxes and fees, underscoring the travel industry's slow recovery.

Amazon fake reviews reach holiday season levels during pandemic

An estimated 42% of Amazon reviews since March are of questionable veracity, up about 20% since the same period last year.

A veteran Philly investor, down to his clients’ last $10 billion, is closing his firm

“Our record for the past five years sucks,” Theodore Aronson added in an interview. His departure signals how investing has changed.

Wells Fargo fires more than 100 workers over relief fund abuse

The firm found staffers who it believes defrauded the U.S. Small Business Administration "by making false representations in applying for coronavirus relief funds for themselves," a memo said.

Facebook says it will ban Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

Amazon imagines a world where you pay with your hand. A critic calls it 'coercion by convenience’

Called Amazon One, the palm-scanning system is only in two Go stores in Seattle at the moment but with the massive online retailer behind it, has the potential to become a standard form of payment.

From nail salon operator to near billionaire: How owner of Par Funding, subject of a sweeping fraud case, amassed a fortune

She owns dozens of properties worth $59 million. Mostly, she reported owning a raft of businesses — most notably Par Funding, worth $250 million.

As N.J. considers marijuana legalization, here’s how to invest in cannabis ahead of Nov. 3 vote

Cannabis got a boost during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S. Now, New Jersey will vote Nov. 3 to legalize weed for adult recreational use.

Vanguard closes Pa., N.J. municipal money market funds, will liquidate both in November

The Malvern-based mutual fund giant folds two money market funds that invested in municipal bonds.

Wells Fargo, Philly’s biggest bank, will tap federal money for homeowners in need, who now have just 5 days to apply

Homeowners can get up to $1,000 a month for six months for mortgage assistance. And renters can get help too. But both groups need to apply before Sept. 30.

California is banning sales of gasoline cars after 2035. Now the EV race begins.

California is joining more than a dozen countries, including the U.K., France and Canada, that are phasing out the internal combustion engine. "There's an arms race going on here," said one expert.

Contact tracing app tells Pennsylvanians if they’ve been exposed to coronavirus

COVID Alert PA is an app that will use Bluetooth technology to alert a person when they have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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