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PhillyDeals Archive: January, 2009
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Health & Pharma
Data breach 'could lead to sale' of Heartland: report
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 11:54 AM
Heartland Payment Systems, a Princeton credit card merchant service that employs 2,400 around the U.S., could face pressure to sell the company...
AstraZeneca doubles planned job cuts, to 15,000, by 2013
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 9:27 AM
AstraZeneca PLC, the multinational drugmaker which employs nearly 5,000 at its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, says it will cut 15,000 of...
Advanta to cut 300 jobs, trim dividend as card losses mount
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 9:05 AM
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...
O'Neill's Worthington lands VWR headquarters
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 8:58 AM
So many Philadelphia-area building projects have been lain aside or cancelled, but developer Brian O'Neill's Uptown Worthington office-apartment-retail...
Merrill's Thain ousted to save BofA's Lewis: analyst
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 8:51 AM
Bank analyst Tom Brown lost his job at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette for ridiculing First Union CEO Ed Crutchfield and his expensive purchase of...
City: TracFone's problems its own fault
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 8:11 PM
Doug Oliver, spokesman for Mayor Nutter, says it's TracFone's fault that Philadelphia won't let it give out federally-subsidized free cell...
Wells Fargo gives shareholders government cash: report
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 7:23 AM
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...
TracFone says Philly refuses its free mobile phones for the poor
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 3:52 PM
Pay-as-you-go mobile-phone vendor TracFone Wireless Inc., Miami, says Philadelphia and Bucks County have turned down its attempt to give free...
Joseph N. DiStefano writes about Philadelphia-area enterprise, and the people and money that make it go.
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