Wilmington is still the Corporate Capital, home to more companies than people, at least on paper. But it's also an aging postindustrial city, where even the DuPont Co. has moved to the suburbs, and ABC plans to shoot a television show called Murder Town.
A New York State Supreme Court justice has ruled that a former Vanguard Group tax lawyer cannot expect to collect a whistle-blower's cut of potential back state taxes owed by the mutual-fund giant because he was employed by Vanguard at the time he secretly filed the complaint.
Edward D. Breen is the necessary man in corporate Philadelphia. The New Hope resident is lead director at media giant Comcast Corp., which is an old customer from his youth when he was selling cable antennas. He is chairman of Tyco Inc., the Princeton conglomerate he rescued from bankruptcy and carved into five public companies.
One of Center City's big employers of smart young people is scaling up to earn a key share of the investment dollars financing new smartphone-app- and sensor-data-based medicine and other new ways of linking doctors, patients, manufacturers, and the people paying for it all.
Lawyers for a group of China-based scrap-metal recyclers have asked a federal court in New Jersey to return $5.5 million in cash, a Porsche Cayman Coupe, and a Texas warehouse, all seized last winter during a Homeland Security probe of worn coins sold to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.