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PhillyDeals Archive: December, 2008
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Gov't tightens credit card rules
Thu, Dec 18, 2008, 3:36 PM
Federal bank regulators said today they'll tighten rules for credit card issuers. For Citibank, Chase, Bank of America, and other banks that...
Debt collector NCO's credit rating cut
Wed, Dec 17, 2008, 1:39 PM
Sign of the times: In a normal recession, banks slow down their loan-solicitation arms and shift workers over to loan collections, or hire...
Madoff under house arrest; US Atty Gen Mukasey recuses self, cites Madoff ties
Wed, Dec 17, 2008, 1:07 PM
"Bernard Madoff, accused mastermind of a $50 billion investment fraud, was placed under house arrest" and will be "subject...
Sidhu tried to buy Sovereign back from Santander: report
Wed, Dec 17, 2008, 10:37 PM
Bloomberg News reports unnamed sources say former Sovereign Bank ceo Jay S. Sidhu mounted a last-ditch effort to buy his old bank back from...
New York wants to cut state, city pensions for future retirees
Wed, Dec 17, 2008, 10:13 AM
New York Gov. David Paterson and NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg are "proposing to reduce benefits for newly hired state...
Advanta halts plans for new HQ
Wed, Dec 17, 2008, 9:39 AM
Advanta Corp., the credit card company based in Spring House, has "suspended" plans for a 200,000-square-foot headquarters that...
NY-AC weekend trains debut Feb. 6
Tue, Dec 16, 2008, 1:22 PM
Double-decker Atlantic City Express Service LLC trains are scheduled to start rushing gamblers between New York's Penn Station, Newark, and...
Haverford College endowment falls $146M to $375M
Tue, Dec 16, 2008, 1:09 PM
Academic life isn't much of a shelter from this economic slowdown. PhillyDeals has previously reported plunging endowments at Harvard, Penn...
Joseph N. DiStefano writes about Philadelphia-area enterprise, and the people and money that make it go.
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