PhillyDeals Archive: January, 2009

Data breach 'could lead to sale' of Heartland: report

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Heartland Payment Systems, a Princeton credit card merchant service that employs 2,400 around the U.S., could face pressure to sell the company... Read more

AstraZeneca doubles planned job cuts, to 15,000, by 2013

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AstraZeneca PLC, the multinational drugmaker which employs nearly 5,000 at its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, says it will cut 15,000 of... Read more

Advanta to cut 300 jobs, trim dividend as card losses mount

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Advanta Corp. will cut 300 jobs this year, and reduce its dividend. The company employed 914 at year-end 2007 but has been cutting costs since... Read more

O'Neill's Worthington lands VWR headquarters

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So many Philadelphia-area building projects have been lain aside or cancelled, but developer Brian O'Neill's Uptown Worthington office-apartment-retail... Read more

Merrill's Thain ousted to save BofA's Lewis: analyst

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Bank analyst Tom Brown lost his job at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette for ridiculing First Union CEO Ed Crutchfield and his expensive purchase of... Read more

City: TracFone's problems its own fault

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Doug Oliver, spokesman for Mayor Nutter, says it's TracFone's fault that Philadelphia won't let it give out federally-subsidized free cell... Read more

Wells Fargo gives shareholders government cash: report

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Wells Fargo & Co. is dependent on $25 billion in federal TARP capital, yet it isn't earning enough to cover its dividend, and may still have... Read more

TracFone says Philly refuses its free mobile phones for the poor

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Pay-as-you-go mobile-phone vendor TracFone Wireless Inc., Miami, says Philadelphia and Bucks County have turned down its attempt to give free... Read more