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Moody's Investors Services moved to downgrade Prospect Medical Holdings - the parent of the Crozer-Keystone Health System - late last month, attributing it to a number of factors from a failure to meet projections to a significant reliance on Medicaid programs.

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PHILADELPHIA —  Phillies fans will have a lot to excite them this season, in addition to the action that they’ll see on the field. From the arrival of Shake Shack and the iconic Liberty Bell from the former Veterans Stadium to additions at the New Era Phillies Team store, the recent enhancements unveiled this week will welcome guests as they descend upon Citizens Bank Park for the 2019 Phillies season.

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Friday was a day to remember in Delaware County. The Whole Foods Market in Newtown Square opened its doors. Customers had anticipated the supermarket’s opening for four years, ever since they got wind of its impending arrival. When I pulled into the parking lot Friday at the Ellis Preserve Shopping Center, where the new store is located, I was admittedly a little amazed. There were at least a dozen traffic directors, in bright orange and yellow vests, keeping order to the unending flow of vehicles arriving. The place was wall-to-wall shoppers, hundreds of eager customers-– you would have thought they were giving groceries away for free!

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HARRISBURG — Electric rates for PECO Energy Co. customers will be going up on Jan.1, but not as much as originally requested by the utility.

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UPPER MERION >> SEPTA is looking to hire an engineering consultant to “advance further engineering of the King of Prussia Rail extension of the Norristown High Speed Line,” according to a press release. Responses to the RFP (Request For Proposal) for an engineer are due in September, w…

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Harrisburg >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to investigate PECO Energy Company’s recent request for a rate increase. The commission voted unanimously to investigate the request.