PhillyDeals Archive: March, 2011

Will patent reform speed US inventors?

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The U.S. Senate last night passed a patent-reform bill designed to bring the nation's ancient invention-property process into the genome-and-Internet-protocol... Read more

How RayJay saw the crisis coming, and took advantage

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When giant national investment houses led by Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley tottered in the 2008 financial crisis, regional... Read more

PA pension plans rise as stocks recover

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The PA State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) and the larger Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) each say they beat their... Read more

Corbett saves PA film tax break, boosts R&D tax breaks

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Despite sniping by conservative Republicans, Gov. Corbett has endorsed Pennsylvania tax breaks for movie makers. He also wants to deepen tax... Read more

PA will be tax-free 'Texas of gas': Gov. Corbett

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From Gov. Corbett's first budget address (See Corbett's budget here) (Inquirer story here), here's the gas section: "Limited government means... Read more

Libya war costs local firm millions

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Hill International, the Marlton-based construction project management firm, got its foreign workforce out of Libya safely as armed rebels pushed... Read more

China hackers hit DuPont, J&J, GE, Disney: report

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DuPont Co. and Johnson & Johnson are among US companies that have been hacked, possibly by Chinese rivals, says Bloomberg here. Excerpts: "DuPont... Read more

Should Philly make it harder to refuse jobs for ex-cons?

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Lame-duck Philadelphia City Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller has watered down her ex-offender anti-discrimination bill and is going to give it... Read more