The Mercury : Local Business News http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury en http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150831/BUSINESS/150839992 MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Some 'twisdom' to help you pay for college http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/michelle-singletary-some-twisdom-help-you-pay-college/1 Washington >> When I think of paying for college, I'm reminded of the opening lines from the original "Star Trek" TV series. "Space: the final… Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150831/BUSINESS/150839993 BUSINESS IN BRIEF: http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/business-brief-26/1 Pottstown >> The Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile recently visited the Diamond Credit Union headquarters in Pottstown. Several Diamond employees volunteered to donate blood during the second… Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150829/BUSINESS/150829644 The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/the-us-economys-second-quarter-went-solid-stellar/1 WASHINGTON >> The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence… Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150829/NEWS/150829647 Fast-food's new target: The snack attack http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/fast-foods-new-target-the-snack-attack/1 NEW YORK >> Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack. After years of slinging super-sized servings, some fast-food chains are… Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150829/BUSINESS/150829648 Plunging US stock prices hit consumer sentiment http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/plunging-us-stock-prices-hit-consumer-sentiment/1 WASHINGTON >> Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary. The University of Michigan… Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150829/BUSINESS/150829650 Contract negotiations continue between PMMC and employee union http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/contract-negotiations-continue-between-pmmc-and-employee-union/1 Pottstown >> Negotiations are continuing between Pottstown Memorial Medical Center and the union representing 275 PMMC employees, as the two sides work to reach agreement… Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150828/BUSINESS/150829686 A look at Macy's outlet stores http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/look-macys-outlet-stores/1 NEW YORK >> Macy's has an answer to T.J. Maxx and other stores that sell deeply discounted designer brands. The department store chain, which is set… Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150828/BUSINESS/150829687 US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/us-stocks-end-sharply-higher-after-chinese-market-surges-3/1 Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's… Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150828/BUSINESS/150829688 Dole Food CEO, former exec ordered to pay $148M http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/dole-food-ceo-former-exec-ordered-pay-148m/1 DOVER, Del. >> A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in… Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20150828/BUSINESS/150829689 BUSINESS IN BRIEF http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/business-brief-25/1 Pottstown >> On Wednesday, Aug. 19, employees of Diamond Credit Union visited two United Way organizations: Boyertown Area Multi-Service and the Pottstown Family Center to… Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT