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PhillyDeals Archive: July, 2011
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Health & Pharma
Time to fix the Liberty Bell
Fri, Jul 29, 2011, 4:30 PM
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...
'Green' plastics factory for Exton tax break zone
Fri, Jul 29, 2011, 11:53 AM
Ecospan, a California-based company that turns plant waste into clear BioFlow-brand plastics - the company says the stuff is "compostable,"...
Merck's next job cuts won't spare R&D, says boss
Fri, Jul 29, 2011, 10:59 AM
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...
When franchisees don't pay the rent
Fri, Jul 29, 2011, 9:11 AM
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...
PhillyCarShare in merger talks
Thu, Jul 28, 2011, 5:10 PM
Enterprise Rent-A-Car officials have been talking to nonprofit PhillyCarShare about a possible combination, people familiar with the talks...
DuPont's herbicide burned its own golf club trees
Thu, Jul 28, 2011, 4:37 PM
As I first reported yesterday, evergreens at DuPont Country Club, near the chemical giant's Wilmington headquarters, show damage similar to...
Those jumpy drug stocks
Thu, Jul 28, 2011, 11:54 AM
Shares AmerisourceBergen, the Chesterbrook-based drug wholesaler, rose this morning on a higher profit report, then plunged as chief executive...
How 10 Philly firms are bracing for U.S. downgrade
Thu, Jul 28, 2011, 10:45 AM
Ten Philly business owners tell what they and customers are saying and doing - stuffing extra cash into a "war chest," dumping bonds, looking...
Joseph N. DiStefano writes about Philadelphia-area enterprise, and the people and money that make it go.
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