The Mercury : Local Business News en MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Some 'twisdom' to help you pay for college 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 BUSINESS IN BRIEF: 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 The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar 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 Fast-food's new target: The snack attack 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 Plunging US stock prices hit consumer sentiment 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 Contract negotiations continue between PMMC and employee union 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 A look at Macy's outlet stores 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 US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges 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 Dole Food CEO, former exec ordered to pay $148M 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 BUSINESS IN BRIEF 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