PhillyDeals Archive: February, 2009

PA-subsidized school: Hedge fund ripped us off

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The University of Pittsburgh, the well-endowed, "state-affiliated" and taxpayer-subsidized institution that helps prop up post-industrial... Read more

Obama's dead economist: 'Goodbye Friedman, hello Tobin'

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"After a three-decade run, the free-market philosophies of (Chicago economist Milton) Friedman that shaped U.S. Policy are being eclipsed... Read more

Landlords, tenants bluff to a stalemate

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For the past year, as real estate markets in most of the country have collapsed, Philadelphia commercial real estate people have kept telling... Read more

Should U.S. let Ticketmaster and Live Nation merge?

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Should the government let Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation merge? Sure, says Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor, which... Read more

Wegmans hiring 550 in Phila. suburbs

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Wegmans is hiring for its new Collegeville store -- and yes, they plan to sell beer. "Wegmans is beginning the process of hiring full-time... Read more

Sallie Mae 'blindsided' by Obama student lender cuts

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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... Read more

Obama's new class-war budget

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Candidate Obama promised to raise more taxes from Americans making over a quarter-million a year, and reduce them for everyone else, while... Read more

NJ dumps three hedge funds as values tank

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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... Read more