PhillyDeals Archive: July, 2011

Time to fix the Liberty Bell

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Philadelphia owns the Liberty Bell. It used to ring as a pro-unity, anti-slavery, freedom symbol. But it busted, and now the city lets the... Read more

'Green' plastics factory for Exton tax break zone

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Ecospan, a California-based company that turns plant waste into clear BioFlow-brand plastics - the company says the stuff is "compostable,"... Read more

Merck's next job cuts won't spare R&D, says boss

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Merck boss Kenneth C. Frazier's promise to "reduce our combined workforce" of 91,000 "by an additional 13% by 2015" won't spare the company's... Read more

When franchisees don't pay the rent

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A caller this morning wanted to know why his neighborhood outlets of the national Sonic Burger chain up in Bucks County are closed and the... Read more

PhillyCarShare in merger talks

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car officials have been talking to nonprofit PhillyCarShare about a possible combination, people familiar with the talks... Read more

DuPont's herbicide burned its own golf club trees

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As I first reported yesterday, evergreens at DuPont Country Club, near the chemical giant's Wilmington headquarters, show damage similar to... Read more

Those jumpy drug stocks

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Shares AmerisourceBergen, the Chesterbrook-based drug wholesaler, rose this morning on a higher profit report, then plunged as chief executive... Read more

How 10 Philly firms are bracing for U.S. downgrade

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Ten Philly business owners tell what they and customers are saying and doing - stuffing extra cash into a "war chest," dumping bonds, looking... Read more