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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Vanguard closed one building on Malvern campus for cleaning after employee sent home with flu-like symptoms

"We were taking a very conservative posture,” a Vanguard spokeswoman said. The employee’s doctor didn’t recommend a COVID19 test, but Vanguard closed and cleaned the entire building.

How much would a payroll tax cut add to your paycheck? Philly accountants lay it out.

A possible payroll tax holiday could restore about 2% of your paycheck.


Silver lining to market selloff: Dividend yields rise as stocks fall. Here’s how to play this trend.

For income seekers, dividends on some S&P 500 stocks are now higher than yields on the 10-year Treasury bond.

Vanguard slaps down Fed’s surprise rate cut, calls it a ‘high risk bet’

Vanguard economist said the rate cut could "send the wrong signal to market participants, including individual investors who are concerned with recent market volatility."

Wharton’s Erika James, first female dean: ‘Gender is the least of what I have to offer’

James will move to Philadelphia this summer, and her family will join her after her daughter finishes high school.

Crowds flock to Philadelphia Flower Show, shrug off coronavirus

Thousands shrugged off concerns about the growing spread of the coronavirus, enjoying their step into a floral paradise modeled on the French Riviera.

Wharton names Erika James first female dean of University of Pennsylvania’s famed business school

The first woman and first person of color ever to lead Wharton's business school as dean joins effective July 1.

As coronavirus melts markets, Philly CEOs feel the pinch to business

So far, not a huge impact on businesses in Greater Philadelphia region. But will that remain the case?