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PhillyDeals Archive: March, 2010
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Scary Warren Buffett rocks out for Geico, in a skirt
Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 9:49 AM
How did billionaire investor Warren Buffett get to be so rich? He does his own commercials, at least for Geico, the car insurer owned by his...
Will Obama's jobs bill work?
Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 9:36 AM
President Obama signed a bill yesterday designed to prod small businesses to hire more workers. Will it work? I ran the three main points...
First female boss at Penn Mutual
Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 9:30 AM
Though it hasn't been publicly announced yet, Eileen McDonnell is the new president of 173-year-old Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., the company...
How Philly L&I says it cut home demolition costs in half
Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 3:42 PM
It used to take 90 days to knock over a derelict rowhouse in Philadelphia, and three contracts - one for demolition, one for slapping stucco...
Boenning reduces stock coverage after 4 analysts leave
Thu, Mar 18, 2010, 2:43 PM
Boenning & Scattergood Inc., West Conshohocken, has dropped coverage of 42 stocks after four analysts left in recent weeks, reversing...
Why do cities pay more than businesses to borrow money?
Thu, Mar 18, 2010, 10:58 AM
Unlike AIG, GM or Lehman Brothers, states and towns haven't been going bankrupt. Yet taxpayer-funded local governments still have to pay more...
After merger's failure, what happens to Vernon Hill's banks?
Thu, Mar 18, 2010, 10:38 AM
Metro Bancorp of Harrisburg isn't likely to push its way into Philadelphia now that its planned merger with Republic First Bancorp has been...
How Main Line fraudster's pitch raised $12 million
Wed, Mar 17, 2010, 12:55 PM
Here's the pitch: "I am running what is commonly called a Hedge Fund under the SEC regulations. I manage about $300 Million dollars...
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