PhillyDeals Archive: April, 2013

Herr's buys NJ plant, adds 'natural and low fat snacks'

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Herr Foods Inc., which makes potato chips and other salty, fatty snacks at its headquarters in Nottingham, Chester County, says it's agreed... Read more

Data wars: Comcast vs. Verizon

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The Penn and Jefferson hospital systems -- Philadelphia's largest employers -- are joining law firms like Fox Rothschild, investment firms... Read more

Philly team quits Oracle, starts Adminovate

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Christopher Doggett and Christopher Gali sold their previous insurance software firm, Chester-based, 200-employee AdminServer, to Oracle in... Read more

Did Philly's biggest bank discriminate?

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Share values for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp, the largest bank still based in Philadelphia, fell 5% to $9.46 Thursday after Beneficial told investors... Read more

Why brainy Mark Zandi might not be best choice to watchdog Fannie

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UPDATE: Obama ended up proposing US Rep. and housing dove Mel Watt, D-N.C. for the Fannie-Freddie regulator job over Zandi. 5/1. EARLIER:... Read more

Casino begs state for online gambling as bets drop

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Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., which owns Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in central Delaware, says sales tumbled to $50.5 million... Read more

Bucks whiskey revival's Wharton roots

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Pennsylvania's too wet to grow a lot of hops. But everything else that goes into rye whiskey (and beer, for that matter) is available locally... Read more

Pa. pension boosts taxpayer charges to $1 billion/year

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The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System board voted today to boost the taxpayer-funded "employer contribution rate" to 16%... Read more