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BUSINESS
August 9, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radian Group Inc., a Center City mortgage insurer, said Wednesday that July was its biggest month ever, a sign of strength in the housing market and a shift in the industry that has benefited private mortgage insurers. The company insured $5.3 billion worth of home mortgages in July, 58 percent more than July 2013 and five times more than the low in 2010 of $959 million. "We're really excited about reaching a point in July where we had our highest writing month of new insurance in the history of the company," said Teresa Bryce Bazemore, president of Radian Guaranty Inc., Radian's mortgage-insurance arm. "We've been through - as has pretty much any company that's in the housing market - a very difficult period of time, lots of losses," Bazemore said.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2013 | Associated Press
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Chesterbrook, reported disappointing first-quarter sales on Monday and said it is spending $585 million to buy a urology drug company. Auxilium said sales of its two approved drugs, Xiaflex and Testim, both decreased because of lower sales in the U.S. It said both drugs appear to be losing market share and reduced its sales expectations for both products. The company also said it bought Actient Holdings LLC from private equity firm GTCR for $585 million.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
Q: Might a company that rakes in a lot of money still be a bad investment? - L.D., Worcester, Mass.   A: It's possible. Remember that the money a company takes in (its revenue, or sales) is its top line. Before you get to its bottom line of profits, you have to take out expenses, such as salaries, supplies and taxes. It's critical to know how much (if anything) the company keeps as profit, and whether important numbers, such as sales and profits, are increasing. Arch Coal, for example, has had average annual revenue growth of more than 12 percent over the last five years, and growth has accelerated.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The University of Pennsylvania Health System's tentative deal to acquire Chester County Hospital in West Chester may be a move to block competitors from gaining control of a lucrative patient market, health-care experts say. "I suspect that part of the reason was they didn't want it to fall into somebody else's hands," said Mark V. Pauly, a health-care economist at the University of Pennsylvania. Pauly said he had no inside information. The two organizations said Friday that they had signed a nonbinding letter of intent, allowing Penn to delve more deeply into Chester County Hospital's weakened financial condition and work more broadly with the hospital community on a merger agreement.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
Q: What's the definition of "market share?" - E.M., Victoria, Texas A: The useful online glossary at investorwords.com provides a good definition: "The percentage of the total sales of a given type of product or service that are attributable to a given company. " Consider smartphone- operating systems, for example. According to Kantar Worldpanel Com- Tech, in the United States, Apple's iOS recently held a 53 percent share of the market (up from 36 percent a year ago), versus 42 percent for Android, 3 percent for Windows and less than 2 percent for BlackBerry OS. Recent global data from IDC for "smart" connected devices (which include smartphones, PCs and tablets)
SPORTS
December 21, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF
When it comes to winning races and winning awards, Chapter Seven has broken the bank. The 4-year-old male trotter, who won eight of 10 starts and equaled the world record of 1 minute, 50.1 seconds on a mile racetrack, was named horse of the year Thursday in Dan Patch Awards voting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Chapter Seven's 10 starts were the fewest for a horse of the year winner in harness racing history. On Tuesday, Chapter Seven was named trotter of the year, defeating stablemate Market Share by 39 votes for the honor.
SPORTS
December 21, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
When it comes to winning races and winning awards, Chapter Seven has broken the bank. The 4-year-old male trotter, who won eight of 10 starts and equaled the world record of 1:50.1 on a mile racetrack, was named Horse of the Year on Thursday in Dan Patch Awards voting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Chapter Seven's 10 starts were the fewest for a Horse of the Year winner in harness racing history. On Tuesday, Chapter Seven was named Trotter of the Year, defeating stablemate Market Share by 39 votes for the honor.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
Chapter Seven and Market Share gave owner Richard Gutnick and trainer Linda Toscano a strong 1-2 punch on the racetrack. The stablemates knocked out the competition off the track as well. Chapter Seven on Tuesday was named trotter of the year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, with Market Share finishing second in the organization's year-end Dan Patch Awards balloting. Chapter Seven, a 4-year-old who also was voted the sport's best older male trotter, received 89 of 146 votes to claim trotter of the year.
SPORTS
December 19, 2012 | INQUIRER REPORT
Chapter Seven and Market Share gave owner Richard Gutnick and trainer Linda Toscano a strong 1-2 punch on the racetrack. The stablemates knocked out the competition off the track as well. Chapter Seven on Tuesday was named Trotter of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, with Market Share finishing second in the organization's year-end Dan Patch Awards balloting. In addition, award-winners were named for 2-year-old, 3-year-old and older male and female trotters. Pacer of the Year and divisional pacing winners will be announced Wednesday and Horse of the Year on Thursday.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2012 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
  When Walter Bronek had a mini-stroke in September, he was taken to the closest hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. "I never saw a neurologist at Robert Wood. The only thing I saw was a computer screen with a doctor from Jeff," said Bronek, referring to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After an examination, the "doc-in-the-box," as Bronek called him, recommended Bronek go to Jefferson, which counts Mercer County's Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton among the 28 hospitals in its Jefferson Neuroscience Network.
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