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PhillyDeals Archive: February, 2009
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PA-subsidized school: Hedge fund ripped us off
Sat, Feb 28, 2009, 9:00 AM
The University of Pittsburgh, the well-endowed, "state-affiliated" and taxpayer-subsidized institution that helps prop up post-industrial...
Obama's dead economist: 'Goodbye Friedman, hello Tobin'
Fri, Feb 27, 2009, 2:52 PM
"After a three-decade run, the free-market philosophies of (Chicago economist Milton) Friedman that shaped U.S. Policy are being eclipsed...
Landlords, tenants bluff to a stalemate
Fri, Feb 27, 2009, 2:12 PM
For the past year, as real estate markets in most of the country have collapsed, Philadelphia commercial real estate people have kept telling...
Should U.S. let Ticketmaster and Live Nation merge?
Fri, Feb 27, 2009, 12:24 PM
Should the government let Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation merge? Sure, says Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor, which...
Wegmans hiring 550 in Phila. suburbs
Fri, Feb 27, 2009, 9:56 AM
Wegmans is hiring for its new Collegeville store -- and yes, they plan to sell beer. "Wegmans is beginning the process of hiring full-time...
Sallie Mae 'blindsided' by Obama student lender cuts
Thu, Feb 26, 2009, 2:19 PM
Shares of SLM Corp. (Sallie Mae) fell more than 40%, to $5, in trading today after President Obama's new budget squeezed out the private student-lending...
Obama's new class-war budget
Thu, Feb 26, 2009, 1:55 PM
Candidate Obama promised to raise more taxes from Americans making over a quarter-million a year, and reduce them for everyone else, while...
NJ dumps three hedge funds as values tank
Thu, Feb 26, 2009, 10:53 AM
New Jersey, whose former $80 billion+ pension system has shrunk to $59 billion, was one of the last big pension plans to start buying hedge...
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