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PhillyDeals Archive: March, 2011
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How many state workers does it take to smash 8 basketball poles?
Tue, Mar 29, 2011, 12:17 PM
They haven't tried this on my street yet. But Delaware state transportation workers and state police apparently had nothing better to do the...
The low-down-payment home loan: Not dead yet
Tue, Mar 29, 2011, 11:50 AM
As home prices keep falling: Easy credit for people who couldn't or wouldn't put up big down payments was a big cause of the 2000s housing-price...
Is eBay paying too much in GSI deal?
Tue, Mar 29, 2011, 11:07 AM
eBay's "generous" $2.4 billion offer for GSI Commerce Inc. of King of Prussia won't likely be topped, writes Stifel & Co. analyst Jordan...
Layoffs, branch closings at Phila's biggest bank
Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 2:30 PM
Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, the biggest bank still based in Philadelphia, plans an "expense management reduction program" that will "reduce...
Failure is near, Tastykake accountants warn
Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 11:33 AM
Shares of Tasty Baking Co., maker of Tastykakes, slipped to a 28-year low today after the Philadelphia snack bakery told the SEC in this filing...
eBay buys GSI; $40M in cost cuts; Rubin to keep part
Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 10:19 AM
eBay Inc., the San Jose-based online auction giant, says it will pay $29.25, a share, or $2.5 billion, to buy Michael G. Rubin's King of Prussia-based...
Dow Chemical boss wants US help for manufacturing
Mon, Mar 28, 2011, 6:43 AM
Dow Chemical boss Andrew Liveris wants the U.S. government to make American manufacturing strong again. Don't give him that service-economy...
Best Buy could close stores without warning: report
Fri, Mar 25, 2011, 11:14 AM
"We would like to see more thought put into [a] more aggressive store closure strategy" at Best Buy Corp., says Janney Capital Markets analyst...
Joseph N. DiStefano writes about Philadelphia-area enterprise, and the people and money that make it go.
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