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PhillyDeals Archive: February, 2012
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Health & Pharma
Devon Park: $7M for 'virtual' amputation fighter
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 2:17 PM
Devon Park Bioventures, of Wayne, has invested $7 million in Vascular Magnetics Inc., a start-up firm based at the University City Science...
'Slave labor' on boats supplying US fish
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 10:44 AM
"In a six-month investigation spanning three continents," Bloomberg Businessweek says it found Indonesian workers were held in conditions of...
At Penn: 'Swarms of Flying Robots'
Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 4:48 PM
"By mimicking the swarming behaviors of birds, fish and insects, (Alex) Kushleyev and (Daniel) Mellinger, along with the Engineering School’s...
Comcast backs Magic, Diddy, Rodriguez networks
Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 12:11 PM
Comcast has signed deals to "broadly distribute" two African American and two Latino/crossover TV networks over the next four years, as part...
China investor defends L&L vs Skippack firm's attack
Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 10:16 AM
ALSO: US busts another GeoInvesting target. NYTimes story here. UPDATED: Mark Jensen, portfolio manager at New York-based T-Squared Partners...
Grant Plaza owner: New loan, new tenant
Tue, Feb 21, 2012, 9:41 AM
Owners of Northeast Philadelphia's Grant Plaza shopping development, listed by Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC last month among the many commercial...
Vernon Hill seeks money to grow bank
Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 4:30 PM
Vernon Hill, the Commerce Bank founder who now runs London-based Metro Bank, confirms a story in Britain's Sunday Express that his Metro Bank...
Shake-up at Sixers' owner's Manayunk mill group
Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 11:24 AM
UPDATE: On Feb. 7 Standard & Poor's cut Paperworks' credit rating from B to B- and warned of further cuts and bond defaults due to "sluggish...
Joseph N. DiStefano writes about Philadelphia-area enterprise, and the people and money that make it go.
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