PhillyDeals Archive: May, 2010

GULF: Will spill kill oil drills like Three Mile Island halted nukes?

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"Huge tragedies have changed the trajectory of the energy business before, such as the partial core meltdown in a unit at Pennsylvania's... Read more

GAS: Shell's big PA bet

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Multinational oil giant Shell has agreed to pay nearly $5 billion for privately-held East Resources to "give it access to a swathe of... Read more

UPS: Stop-and-go Philly traffic demands electric trucks

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United Parcel Service is putting more of its quiet hybrid diesel/electric trucks in South Philly's Oregon Ave. depot than anywhere else in... Read more

SEPTA SUES: Wants BP to cover pension loss

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority this week sued BP Plc, the giant oil company, and its Gulf of Mexico drilling partners... Read more

BAGELS: NY chain targets Philly

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Joe Smith, founder of Bronx-based New York Bagel Cafe and Deli, which has four stores in the New York area and one in Newark, Del., has scheduled... Read more

DEAL: Teleflex sells wire units for $50M

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Teleflex Inc., a Limerick manufacturing conglomerate that's increasingly focused on medical components, says it's agreed to sell its $80 million... Read more

Home loans cheaper, but fewer qualify

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Home loan rates have fallen and customers are pushing in the door to refinance their loans, says Joe Blaston, who runs Sovereign Bank's Villanova... Read more

Update: Ex-Rohm boss Gupta in $280M deal

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(Adds deal price, Gupta remarks) A year after he sold Rohm and Haas to Dow Chemical on orders from the Haas family and other leading shareholders... Read more