One bailout dividend: We're all bank shareholders now

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I’m the reluctant owner of 317 banks that have accepted capital through the $700 billion financial rescue program. As a business journalist... Read more

Even as it struggles, DuPont continues to issue earnings guidance

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Around this time last year, I wrote about the continued growth of DuPont Co., which had issued its financial results amid the noise of a rate... Read more

Venture capital investing down in 2008, but not down and out

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Venture capital firms are usually chasing the next big thing. So when they invest less money in fewer companies as they did in 2008, that’s... Read more

GDP, Fed meeting and earnings news could feed gloom

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If “hope” was the theme of last week with excitement over the inauguration of President Obama, we might be battling “despair”... Read more

Producer of turkey-waste diesel going public

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The initial public offering market may be a dog, but one IPO currently pending could be considered a turkey. Changing World Technologies Inc... Read more

Wharton's Jeremy Siegel on low P/E ratios and who's to blame for credit crisis

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This should surprise no one: Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel thinks it’s a great time to buy stocks. Siegel takes the very long... Read more

Cephalon pays $100 million just for the option to buy Malvern's Ception

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"Wow" was what I think I said when I heard that Cephalon Inc. was paying $100 million for option to buy Malvern's Ception Therapeutics... Read more

Penn Treaty American is worst-performing local stock of 2008

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Local stocks were not spared the carnage that made 2008 the worst year for the Dow Jones industrial average since 1931. Of the 200 stocks... Read more