As we first tweeted, WHYY’s It’s Our City blog reports that the Iranian state is expected to charge Elkins Park native Josh Fattal of espionage. As we earlier reported, he may likely be the son of a Chester County electronics industry magazine publisher.
After the jump, news on CoTweet, Sunoco shopping a move from Center City and five other stories, including our best read piece of the week.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Philly DIY group Hive76 shares that they were part of a Wall Street Journal story on a tinkering movement.
The Wall Street Journal reports that CoTweet, the business services Twitter client that left the Philadelphia region for the West Coast earlier this year, is rolling out fee-based services.
The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Peter Key reports that Center City-based oil refiner Sunoco will freeze its pension program and end post-retirement medical benefits for employees. The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano reports that Sunoco might also be departing or at least limiting its Center City presence, just four years into a 15-year lease, to reduce costs.
The Reading Eagle reports that the technology used to review home runs in the World Series was made in Berks County. H/T Chris Reber
GIVE A GLANCE
The Inquirer’s Joe DiStefano reports that Exton-based insurance-sales software developer iPipeline will announce today that it has raised $15 million from two VC firms to fund acquisitions.
Science Cheerleader has a short Q&A with Inquirer science columnist Faye Flam about her book that came out this year.
The Business Journal’s Jeff Blumenthal reports on followup from Advanta’s bankruptcy.
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