PhillyDeals Archive: August, 2010

Toll Bros. buys failed home projects cheap from FDIC

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(Revised): Toll Bros., the Horsham builder, and Oaktree Capital Management LP, of Los Angeles, have bought control of 80 housing developments... Read more

4% home loans: Good for borrowers, bad for banks

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30-year home mortgage loan rates "could reasonably hit 4% this year," the lowest since at least the start of the 1970s, as the Federal... Read more

US warns colleges to cut losses; PAFA's excuse

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149 U.S. colleges were rated "not financially responsible" by the U.S. Department of Education in its new survey of 2008-09 income... Read more

Philly accounting firm merged again

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The merger of accountants Eisner LLP, New York, and Amper, Politzner & Mattia LLP, Edison NJ, t form EisnerAmper LLP (which says it's the... Read more

PREIT, partners to sell 7 malls for $200 million

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UPDATED with Cedar CEO Ullman's comments. - Ron Rubin's Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust has agreed to sell five "power center"... Read more

Wal-Mart loop boosts KofP's free bus

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Upper Merion Township's 11-year-old Rambler bus has marked a nearly 50 percent boost in traffic, to over 1,200 passengers a month, from last... Read more

Unisys cost cuts made it recession-resistant: Moody's

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Moody's Investor Service has boosted Unisys Corp. bond ratings, in a boost for boss Ed Coleman's cost-cutting and turnaround efforts. "Unisys... Read more

$1 billion+ payday for ex-Jefferson doc's firm

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Giant health insurer United Health Group spent over $1.2 billion in its deal, announced Aug. 4, to buy Newtown Square-based Executive Health... Read more