A bankruptcy auction is expected to determine who owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.
Philadelphia's two largest newspapers are going on the auction block in a New York City law office as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan for Philadelphia Newspapers LLC.
A group of local investors headed by business moguls Raymond and Ronald Perelman are trying to keep the papers away from creditors who are mounting their own bid. A third bidder, Canadian investment firm Stern Partners, is also in the mix.
The current owners are in bankruptcy after paying $515 million for Philadelphia Newspapers in 2006, then watching its value plummet.
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