TECH JOB GROWTH
TRENDING UPWARD: 2018 projections are in, and IT staffing firm, Robert Half Technology says Philly ranks as number 7 on the list of U.S. cities for technology job growth.

MEDICINE
SPARK CATCHES FDA’S EYE: The FDA has approved a gene therapy created by Spark Therapeutics for individuals suffering from rare inherited genetic blindness.

FOOD INDUSTRY
BIG MACS OF THE FUTURE: The future of McDonald’s has finally reached Philadelphia. One local store has renovated to incorporate self-serve kiosks, among other innovations.

SEPTA
ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES: Just in time for SEPTA’s 125th anniversary, the first of 15 new electric locomotives has pulled into town.

HEALTH
HERSHEY GOES HEALTHY: The Hershey Co. is stepping out of the candy aisle, and into the health food aisle with its acquisition of Amplify Snack Brands.

COMMUNICATION
NET NEUTRALITY AT HOME: Two internet policy experts explain what the repeal of net neutrality could mean for Comcast, the largest cable company in the country.

ENTERTAINMENT
GUESS WHO’S BACK: Infamous Atlantic City Casino, Revel, was recently purchased by a Colorado company, with the intention of reopening in May 2018.

HEALTHCARE
IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME: Cooper Health Care was set to acquire three competing South Jersey hospitals, but recently decided not to proceed with the deal.