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July 10, 2009 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fascinated by cheesesteaks, all the lore and more? Then check out The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book, new from Philadelphia's Running Press. Author Carolyn Wyman (Spam: A Biography) doesn't fret about ratings and reviews as much as she dishes out heaping portions of local color, history and helpful info, like recipes. (Cheesesteak pierogis? Italian rolls!) Want to know who serves what meat on which rolls? She tells you for 38 major steak shops, from Pat's and Geno's to Claymont Steak Shop in Delaware - and shares stories about the folks behind the food.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1994 | By Susan Caba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the makers of Mylanta Double Strength, yesterday was a Maalox moment. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of Extra Strength Maalox Plus, can continue to advertise that its product is "the strongest antacid there is. " Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the maker of Mylanta Double Strength, also known as Mylanta II, wanted the...
NEWS
October 6, 2012 | By Mike Armstrong, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
C&D Technologies Inc., a Blue Bell-based maker of energy-storage products and backup power systems, has hired Christian Rheault as its new president and chief executive officer. Rheault had been senior vice president of global business operations for Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. until the maker of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment moved its corporate headquarters to Singapore from Fort Washington. Taken by private by Angelo, Gordon & Co. in January, C&D had been led by interim CEO David L. Treadwell since May, after Minnesota-based MTS Systems Corp.
NEWS
July 18, 2007
I've been going to the Reading Terminal Market for more than 40 years. I've seen it thrive and nearly die; I've seen its recent transformation from wholesale food purveyor to food court, not happily. It's still a great place that my kids, wife and I look forward to on as many Saturdays as we can get there to enjoy. Yes we enjoy other days of the week there but Saturday is our family day there. Can the brilliant marketers there explain why the public can't enjoy as many of Philadelphia's tastes as possible?
NEWS
April 21, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
Who says snakes don't fly? This 170-foot-long one, undergoing a preflight check by Joe Irato, soared above Fairmount Park along with hundreds of colorful kites during yesterday's Great Bermuda Kite Fly-In. The snake was flown by its maker, Larry Glecker of Elizabethtown. The event is held each spring.
NEWS
May 24, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / PEGGY FOGARTY
MAKING MUSIC in preparation for the Pinelands Cultural Society Festival is Sam Hunt, 77, who played with the Pineconers band. Hunt, of Waretown, is a maker of banjos and hand-crafted furniture. The festival, held Sunday at Albert Hall in Waretown, also featured the Woodlot Howlers and the Sweetgrass bands.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
Ametek Inc., the Berwyn electronic-instrument maker, authorized the repurchase of an additional $100 million of its shares. The new amount will be added to approximately $5.5 million that remains available for repurchases from a January 2010 authorization. Shares rose $2.03, or 5.18 percent, to close at $41.25.    - Reid Kanaley
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com 215-854-5960
EVAN MALONE had it good. His grandfather, Daniel Malone, an engineer for RCA/GE and later a maker of military systems and parts, had a workshop in his home "with all kinds of deadly stuff I tinkered with as a child. That's where I first caught the engineering bug. " Today, Evan Malone is doing unto others with NextFab Studio, a marvel of a shared workspace and prototyping station loaded with high-tech machinery, insights and enthusiasm. Now celebrating its second anniversary in a ground-floor space at the University City Science Center, NextFab has proven so popular it's about to expand into a second location on the west side of Washington Avenue "five times as big," shared Malone last week.
NEWS
August 31, 1993
A LAISSEZ-FAIRE LOOK AT HEIDI THE MARKET-MAKER (Heidi) Fleiss was simply supplying lubricatory information in a market creaking from its lack. Hollywood's harried high-rollers have no time to engage in idle (and potentially fruitless) chat-ups: They are occupied with commanding the film business, which is after all one of the world's great industrial triumphs. Ms. Fleiss enhanced their efficiency; there was not a victim in sight. Her prosecution is a perversion of the free market in another sense.
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