PhillyInc Archive: August, 2008

Stats show working America is struggling

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Every Labor Day, the economists of the Economic Policy Institute offer up their annual report on how working America is doing. Their conclusion?... Read more

Espe, other top Ikon Office execs to get big retention bonuses

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When Ricoh Co. Ltd. agreed to buy Ikon Office Solutions Inc. for $1.6 billion earlier this week, one thing that was clear was that Ikon management... Read more

Four-day workweek clocks in at Aerzen USA

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Most of us will have a four-day workweek with Labor Day closing many workplaces Monday. But there has been a lot of discussion whether the... Read more

Rendell speech on energy powers up visions of dot-com boom

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It’s exciting to watch as new industries catch fire. Think of the dot-com sector. In the late ’90s, hundreds of companies formed... Read more

Signs are clear: Unisys and Philadelphia both lose

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Unisys Corp. is a clear loser coming out of the summerlong fight to put a sign on Two Liberty Place. The Blue Bell company has put itself... Read more

FDIC adds 27 banks to "problem list"

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In a sign that banking industry is still working through the credit crisis, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. added 27 banks to its list... Read more

Money continues to flow out of mutual funds, including Vanguard

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The largest mutual fund groups keep losing assets this year, according to Financial Research Corp., which has released data for July. Assets... Read more

Back to school time for employers too

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Those who run area companies have been concerned about a shortage of mid-level professionals and managers. CEO Council for Growth, which tackles... Read more