Erin Arvedlund, Philly Inquirer

Erin Arvedlund

Philly Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Erin:

SEC sues RiteAid compliance executive alleging insider trading ahead of failed Walgreens merger

The Camp Hill, Pa. company merger with Walgreens was delayed, and employee Steven Sheinfeld sold stock options with confidential information, the agency alleges. → Read More

Vanguard’s proxy votes

Vanguard appoints John Galloway as the new head of investment stewardship, and its 2020 proxy report exposes a new openness on its voting record. → Read More

Russian-born Internet investor Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students

The Russian-born Israeli citizen attended Wharton in the 1990s. Now he's funding 60 scholarships for Israeli MBA students over the next decade. → Read More

If he wins? How Biden’s tax plan would change our tax bill.

The One Percent in America would pay more, through higher capital gains and income taxes. → Read More

Par Funding investors unlikely to get all their money back, federal judge warns

A federal judge has cautioned investors in Par Funding not to count on getting all of their money back. → Read More

Vanguard website goes down Monday, as Apple shares split

The problems began after Apple Inc. completed a 4-for-1 stock split and Tesla Inc. also split its stock 5-for-1, both effective Monday. → Read More

Unemployed? You may get an extra $300 a week through FEMA grant to Pa., N.J.

Pennsylvania received $1.5 billion out of a total $44 billion taken from storm relief funds and used to pay extra unemployment benefits. It's unclear when or how the money will be distributed. → Read More

23-year-old dies after West Philadelphia shooting

The shooting Saturday followed two others on Friday evening. → Read More

How Philly investors were drawn into what SEC alleges is $500 million fraud

Radio ads, social media, free dinners and mailers all drew in investors to Dean Vagnozzi's A Better Financial Plan. He was one of several fundraisers for Par Funding, run by a twice-convicted felon. → Read More

Par Funding founder Joseph LaForte arrested on weapons charges, amid ongoing SEC probe of $500 million fraud

Investigators found seven loaded guns — including four handguns, two shotguns and a rifle — in the home of Joseph W. LaForte Jr., 50, who launched Par Funding after his release from prison. → Read More

Par Funding, A Better Financial Plan offices taken over by receiver, locks changed

Par Funding and Dean Vagnozzi at A Better Financial Plan helped raise over $492 million from investors; now a receiver's put locks on the doors of their offices. → Read More

FBI raided Par Funding offices in Philly as part of $500 million fraud investigation

The FBI raided Par Funding's office on Tuesday as part of an SEC investigation. → Read More

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro scores interim win in student loan lawsuit vs Navient

A federal appeals court ruled that Pennsylvania can continue its lawsuit against Navient, the student loan servicer. → Read More

Investing in funds that empower women boomed in 2019, Wharton study finds

Gender-lens investing can include private equity and venture funds run by women portfolio managers; companies with large numbers of women CEOs or in the C-suite as executives; or products and services that advance the lives of women. → Read More

Valley Forge Military Academy faces battle for its soul between entrenched board and upstart alums

“We keep hoping these guys would go away,” said current president Stuart Helgeson. “They’re weakening the brand.” But alums say intransigent board members are making things worse at Pennsylvania's last remaining military school. → Read More

Money market fund yields are dropping, prompting fee waivers

After the Fed cut interest rates, money market fund yields began falling. → Read More

Fined by SEC, Dean Vagnozzi keeps his insurance license, says he plans an IPO

A former SEC attorney weighs in on the Vagnozzi settlement, and what it means for investors. → Read More

Philly’s small businesses hit by COVID-19 land grants from PayPal and other sources

Without red tape or long waits, these Philly businesses sought grants from Corporate America to reopen. → Read More

Vanguard’s partnership profits were paid out early to employees during pandemic

Bonuses for top brass and other employees were paid out early due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Philly-area law firms won at least $228 million, the most of any industry for coronavirus cash

Did your lawyer or law firm get a PPP loan? Check our database. → Read More