PhillyDeals Archive: January, 2010

Obama's war against big banks

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Big is bad. That's the Obama administration's justification for proposing a new tax on the nation's biggest financial institutions, at a time... Read more

How much are Philly-area office rents falling?

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How weak is the Philadelphia-area office market? Companies looking to move last year could expect starting rents around $24 a square foot... Read more

Credit card industry keeps shrinking

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The credit card industry, one of the Philadelphia region's big job growth engines in the 25 years ending 2005, keeps shrinking. Advanta Corp... Read more

Dranoff: "The spigot is off" for Phila builders

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Stopped by to see developer Carl Dranoff in his Symphony House office this morning. His crews are finishing work on down at 777 South Broad... Read more

Opportunities in the long real estate collapse

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"U.S. commercial property prices have plunged more than 40 percent from their October 2007 peak, while the default rate on commercial... Read more

Ex-Eagles owner Norm Braman: 'Buy gold'

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Web editor David Ralis was up too late last night, and he noticed this on Forbes.com: an interview with ex-Eagles owner Norman Braman, Palm... Read more

Lower Bucks Hospital bankrupt

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Lower Bucks Hospital Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. New CEO Albert Mezzaroba filed in federal bankruptcy court in Philadelphia... Read more

Guardian raises $50M fund to buy local firms cheap

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- Guardian Capital Partners, Wayne, says it's finally finished a two-year effort to raise $50 million, to make investments in small... Read more