PhillyDeals Archive: January, 2012

'More stores,' says Pep Boys' billion-dollar buyer

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("There's going to be more stores": See DiStefano's column in Tuesday's Inquirer for an interview with Pep Boys' prospective new owner.) Pep... Read more

Conshy tower sells at 4% discount to '08 price

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Around Philadephia, high-end commercial office prices are stuck near where they were nearly four years ago - and not too much worse - if this... Read more

Pa. pension: Above average not enough; deficit rising

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The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System, close to "fully funded" in the early 2000s, is falling farther behind balancing its current... Read more

Saladworks plans 25 new stores in 2012

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Saladworks, the 100-store, Conshohocken-based company that calls itself the nation's "largest fresh-tossed salad" chain, says it plans to open... Read more

Robot hockey at UPenn - Video

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from Penn Engineering School's Mechatronic Systems class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7njq2hFbw14 more here Read more

Should Philly taxes pay only Philly contractors?

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Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Green, D-at large, wants to certify Philadelphia-based businesses and give them preference in bidding city-funded... Read more

Another Philly-area bank sold to New Yorkers

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VIST Financial, based in Wyomissing, says it's agreed to be bought by Tompkins Financial Corp., Ithaca, N.Y., for $86 million, or $12.50 per... Read more

J&J Snack slips on harvest squeeze

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Shares of J&J Snack Foods slipped again today, a day after the shares fell more than $2, to $50.06, after a quarterly earnings report fell... Read more