Philly Deals column goes from daily to weekly

Joe DiStefano

The Philly Deals column written daily for the past four years by Philadelphia Inquirer business reporter Joe DiStefano is returning to a weekly feature.

DiStefano writes, “I started writing this column five years ago last month, at the invitation of  then-Inquirer Business editor Tony Gnoffo, after returning here from a fun stint  on Bloomberg’s New York finance team.

“It was a weekly column at first. But in July 2008, new business editor Brian  Toolan asked whether I could write it every day, like an ink-stained wretch from  an earlier time. I couldn’t resist the challenge. Since then, I’ve written  Philly Deals on deadline four or five days each week.

“Until now. PhillyDeals is going weekly again, now on Wednesdays. I’ll be  doing other, longer stories – on government business and tax programs, on how  things work, and profiles like the one I’m drafting on Dell president Felice, a  Mayfair kid who’s prospered in the tech wars – and I hope you’ll be reading  those, too.

“I’m continuing the popular business blog and Web page at,  with breaking news, interviews and links, context, and your comments. Some of  those items will be updated to our daily print editions.”

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