PhillyDeals Archive: March, 2011

How many state workers does it take to smash 8 basketball poles?

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They haven't tried this on my street yet. But Delaware state transportation workers and state police apparently had nothing better to do the... Read more

The low-down-payment home loan: Not dead yet

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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... Read more

Is eBay paying too much in GSI deal?

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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... Read more

Layoffs, branch closings at Phila's biggest bank

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Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, the biggest bank still based in Philadelphia, plans an "expense management reduction program" that will "reduce... Read more

Failure is near, Tastykake accountants warn

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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... Read more

eBay buys GSI; $40M in cost cuts; Rubin to keep part

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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... Read more

Dow Chemical boss wants US help for manufacturing

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Dow Chemical boss Andrew Liveris wants the U.S. government to make American manufacturing strong again. Don't give him that service-economy... Read more

Best Buy could close stores without warning: report

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"We would like to see more thought put into [a] more aggressive store closure strategy" at Best Buy Corp., says Janney Capital Markets analyst... Read more