PhillyDeals Archive: March, 2010

Scary Warren Buffett rocks out for Geico, in a skirt

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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... Read more

Will Obama's jobs bill work?

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President Obama signed a bill yesterday designed to prod small businesses to hire more workers. Will it work? I ran the three main points... Read more

First female boss at Penn Mutual

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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... Read more

How Philly L&I says it cut home demolition costs in half

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It used to take 90 days to knock over a derelict rowhouse in Philadelphia, and three contracts - one for demolition, one for slapping stucco... Read more

Boenning reduces stock coverage after 4 analysts leave

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Boenning & Scattergood Inc., West Conshohocken, has dropped coverage of 42 stocks after four analysts left in recent weeks, reversing... Read more

Why do cities pay more than businesses to borrow money?

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Unlike AIG, GM or Lehman Brothers, states and towns haven't been going bankrupt. Yet taxpayer-funded local governments still have to pay more... Read more

After merger's failure, what happens to Vernon Hill's banks?

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Metro Bancorp of Harrisburg isn't likely to push its way into Philadelphia now that its planned merger with Republic First Bancorp has been... Read more

How Main Line fraudster's pitch raised $12 million

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Here's the pitch: "I am running what is commonly called a Hedge Fund under the SEC regulations. I manage about $300 Million dollars... Read more