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November 21, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel University already ranks among the top 50 universities worldwide when it comes to patent awards developed by faculty members, said Keith Orris, university senior vice president of corporate relations and economic development. And with Thursday's announcement of Drexel's new funding partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners and a mentoring relationship with Wayne-based Safeguard Scientifics, university inventors and entrepreneurs will have 10 million new reasons to keep the research fires burning, the brainstorms exploding.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Mount Sinai Health System, of New York, this fall will collaborate on a pediatric cancer program, with services available to selected Mount Sinai locations, the two tax-exempt health systems said Wednesday. Collaborative programs in cardiac care and fetal medicine are expected to follow, the systems said. Financial terms were not available. CHOP, which had $210 million in operating income on $2.35 billion in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2015, has relationships with adult hospitals as far north as Saint Peter's University Hospital, in New Brunswick, N.J. The deal with Mount Sinai, which has seven hospitals will extend CHOP's reach into New York.
NEWS
October 28, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Days after FBI agents raided Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr.'s Ritz-Carlton condo in 2012, investigators with the Philadelphia School District met with an anonymous tipster who offered to expose his employer in exchange for a reward. That tipster, they later learned, was Fattah himself. Over the course of three meetings between March and May, he not only managed to dime out his boss - a contractor who ran schools for at-risk youth - but also thoroughly implicated himself, an FBI agent testified Monday.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evesham's nightlife never looked quite this good. The Burlington County town announced Thursday that it will partner with two big-name ride-service companies to transport bar- and restaurant-goers to their homes late at night - part of a continued effort to combat drunken driving - through the end of the year. For free. "You can sit at a bar and literally push a button on your phone and have someone come pick you up," Mayor Randy Brown said. "We wanted to make it that easy. " Uber, a popular car-service company, will feature an Evesham "safe ride" option for customers to request free rides through UberX.
NEWS
October 16, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coretrust Capital Partners, a real estate investment company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, has closed on a $200 million equity commitment from a fund managed by Austin, Texas-based Hawkeye Partners. The fund, which has the ability to expand to $300 million, will focus on office-building acquisitions in the major markets of the Mid-Atlantic, the West Coast, and the Southwest, Coretrust said in a statement on Wednesday. Coretrust is led by three original partners of Thomas Properties Group, an offshoot of the company that developed Philadelphia's Commerce Square office complex.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2015
D EAR ABBY: My wife and I have been together for 10 years. As all couples do, we've had our ups and downs, but we love each other very much. Two months ago, we welcomed our first son into our family; we are overjoyed. Raising a newborn has its challenges because babies don't come with an owner's manual. Our communication has always been good, and we work hard in our relationship to keep it that way. When we disagree, we try not to fight in front of the baby or raise our voices.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: I HAVE A QUESTION for you, Steve and Mia: How many partners have you each had? Not that having 1,001 makes one more or less knowledgeable about sex and how to make a relationship work. I have danced a few dances in my life - in fact, I have turned down more women than most men dream of. Again, it does not prove anything. Hot sex lasts as long as one or the other person wants it to. And what is hot for one may not be for another. I am assuming that most of your readers are quite young and with limited experience, based on what I have read.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Carolyn Hax
From a recent online discussion.   Question: My friends and I are at a loss for how to help our good friend chill the hell out about finding a partner. It occupies an inordinate amount of her considerable brain space, and it shows. She's had two short but serious relationships in the 10 years I've known her, and both were mean man-babies. But she has had thousands of micro-relationships in her head with any guy who enters her orbit. There are new prospects every week, and she checks what little she knows about them against her spreadsheet of desired qualities in a guy. Her deal-breakers go way, way beyond what one typically applies to that term.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doylestown Health Partners, a joint venture between Doylestown Hospital and about 440 primary care and specialist physicians, entered a contract to manage Humana's 3,200 Medicare Advantage customers in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Humana, based in Louisville, Ky., agreed in July to be acquired by Aetna for $37 billion. In July, Humana had 8,246 Medicare Advantage customers in the eight-country Philadelphia region. Nationwide, Humana has 1.5 million Medicare Advantage customers, the company said.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
An affiliate of Maryland-based National Delivery Systems has bought a 131,000-square-foot industrial building at the Interstate Business Park in Bellmawr, N.J., for $4.91 million. Heller Road Partners purchased the property from Korman Commercial Properties, according to a statement from Colliers International, which represented the seller in the transaction. The logistics company had occupied the building prior to the deal and will remain there, Colliers said. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
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