PhillyInc Archive: August, 2009

What are the most annoying business buzzwords?

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Let’s start Monday with some business buzzwords: Synergy. Think outside the box. Customer centric. On the same page. All are words... Read more

Who's raising money? Follow Form D filings at SEC

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Anyone who follows public companies should be familiar with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR online database. Earnings... Read more

Black MBA group looks to help would-be entrepreneurs

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Sure, it's summer, but entrepreneurs generally spend more time on their business plans than vacation plans. So grab your business cards and... Read more

FDIC says number of 'problem' banks now at 416

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The number of "problem" institutions in the banking industry's keeps growing. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today released... Read more

Big coal doesn't dig climate-change bill

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Add Pennsylvania’s coal-mine operators to those in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky who oppose the climate-change legislation pending... Read more

Pittsburgh G-20 meeting is about action, not symbolism

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The most memorable images generated by any assemblage of world leaders gathered to discuss economic issues are the street scenes outside the... Read more

Covanta buys 'trash-to-steam' plant in Plymouth Township

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You and I call the Montenay Energy Resources operation near the Blue Route in Plymouth Township a “trash-to-steam” plant. Covanta... Read more

Ex-board member of MedQuist cites disagreements for resignation

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Activist investors who agitate for change at public companies sometimes make a splash. Other times, they get dunked. Charming Shoppes Inc... Read more