At Vanguard, help wanted: Opposition research; HR firing squad (Update)

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Who knew that a mutual fund company, like a political campaign, might seek to hire lawyers to do opposition research, searching for questionable... Read more

U.S. gun and ammo purchases heading up

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FBI data show that the number of Americans applying for background checks to purchase firearms rose 6.5 percent last month compared with the... Read more

SEC: China bankers helped inside trader make millions on Comcast-DreamWorks deal

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has identified a China-based investment banker it says was in a position to send inside information... Read more

UPDATE: Janney plans M&A buys; Wantrobski to head research

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Updates with comment from Janney’s new research director. Dan Wantrobski has returned to Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, the Philadelphia... Read more

Two suburban Pa. banks merge

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Small-town banks in suburban Philadelphia continue their consolidation: Penn Community Bank, a Doylestown-based, depositor-owned mutual savings... Read more

Onetime Icahn lawyer is the new boss at Pep Boys' parent

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Daniel A. Ninivaggi, the new boss at what is now Icahn Automotive Group LLC — operator of the 1,000-plus auto-parts stores, repair garages... Read more

Internet millionaire plans suburban Philly local-news chain

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Michael Golden, who got rich when he and partners led by Michael Rubin sold their former online-retail company, GSI Commerce, to eBay for $2... Read more

Suburban Philly steel plants busy with NYC, Navy contracts

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The ArcelorMittal steel-plate plants in Coatesville and Conshohocken are among the industrial facilities that could benefit from the expansion... Read more