PhillyDeals Archive: September, 2008

Forbes' 400, and who's not on it

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The new Forbes 400 list is out, and the Philadelphia area, with two percent of the nation's population, has less than half the number of... Read more

Congress backs student loans for another year

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Congress, stepping once again where Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke wouldn't go, has extended an emergency government guarantee program... Read more

Wachovia-MorgStan union 'unlikely': Merrill analyst

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"A potential deal would probably involve Wachovia buying Morgan Stanley," veteran banking analyst Guy Moszkowski of Merrill Lynch... Read more

Boscov's bids to start at $11M, plus debt

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Boscov's, the Reading-based, $1 billion/yearly sales department store chain that's in bankruptcy proceedings in Wilmington, Delaware, says... Read more

Charlotte worries as BofA, Wachovia tremble

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The four biggest U.S. commercial banks, whose CEOs have the ear of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke: Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase & Co. -- both... Read more

PA blocks electric car sales, says builder

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Steel trader Barry D. Bernsten says his company, BG Automotive Group Ltd., has started assembling the first of its street-ready electric... Read more

Novo Nordisk buys Neose for $43M

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Drugmaker Neose Technologies, Horsham, said it's sold its patents to Novo Nordisk A/S (for fighting hemophilia) and and Bio GeneriX AG... Read more

SEC, UK block short sellers; Wachovia soars

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Used to be, when panicky depositors rushed into bank lobbies demanding their deposits, the banks closed. Sometimes (as in 1933 with FDRoosevelt)... Read more