PhillyDeals Archive: September, 2011

Green tries Philly business tax shift, again

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City Council members Bill Green and Maria Quinones-Sanchez are trying again to reform Philadelphia's business-privilege tax, after their last... Read more

7 Philly firms in DreamIt's next start-up derby

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DreamIt Ventures, the David Bookspan (Monetate)-Mike Levinson (PST Learning)- Steve Welch (Mitos)-founded "accelerator" firm for college techies... Read more

$70 million IPO buys 60 bank branches and a Home Depot

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc., a Jenkintown- and New York-based buyer of "single-tenant" commercial properties, and one of nine American... Read more

Wayne firm buys Conshy beach-chair maker RIO

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Guardian Capital Parnters, Wayne, has bought a 60% interest in RIO Brands, brothers Warren, Mark and Ira Cohen's West Conshohocken-based aluminim... Read more

Sen. Carper: Use pension billions to rescue Post Office

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The U.S. Postal Service can delay its impending Sept. 30 financial default by diverting up to $82 billion it has "overpaid" into the Civil... Read more

2 Philly mutual fund figures = top Koch GOP donors

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Foster Friess, the retired founder of the Greenville, Del.-based Brandywine mutual funds, and John Templeton, Main Line heir to his father's... Read more

DuPont to pay tree owners for Imprelis damage

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DuPont "has launched a process that provides for a fair resolution of claims for any impact DuPont Imprelis herbicide may have caused to trees... Read more

JRC boss Paton will run MediaNews papers, too

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Yardley-based Journal Register Co. boss John Paton will also take over the job of running the Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc. newspaper chain... Read more