Business

Mobile service offered

Elder law attorneys with Marshall, Parker & Weber, an elder law and estate planning firm, started offering mobile appointments to clients as of Feb. 1, according to a news release. "Whether we have clients who aren't in the best health, don't always have a car at their disposal, or just ...

US, partners wrestle over trade stance

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — Top finance officials including new U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are debating what stance to take on free trade at a meeting that will help set the tone for the global economy. The gathering of finance ministers and central bank heads from the Group of ...

Wells Fargo CEO: Fake accounts taking time

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan said the company could need several more months to resolve customer damage tied to its massive sales practices scandal, such as figuring out if people had trouble getting approved for other loans because of the fake accounts bank employees ...

US stock indexes hold steady as rally fueled by Fed fades

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks held steady on Wall Street Thursday, and bond prices gave back some of their big gains from the prior day as a rally fueled by the Federal Reserve’s announcement on interest rates Wednesday faded. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 3.88 points, or 0.2 ...

Debt limit back into effect near $20T

WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt limit came back into force Thursday at a level near $20 trillion, prompting the Trump administration to alert Congress about the measures it will take to stay under the new limit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter to lawmakers that that ...

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In this Oct. 8, 2015, photo, oyster boats deploy their dredges and work a small section of the Rappahannock River as the sun rises near White Stone, Va. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for the program that has coordinated Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for decades. Trump’s spending plan for the 2018 budget year, released Thursday, significantly reduces funding for the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump budget cuts funds for Chesapeake Bay program

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for the program that coordinates Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, and environmental groups warned the cut would threaten decades of progress. Trump’s spending plan for the 2018 budget year, ...

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Elvira Ferraro, owner of Beltone Hearing Aid Services, holds a hearing aid in the testing room at Beltone on West Fourth Street.

Hearing-aid services company celebrates 40 years downtown

As far as Elvira Ferraro is concerned, it’s all about the customers. Serving them, she feels, is easy when you’re providing a valuable service. For 40 years, she and her husband, Anthony C., have owned and operated Beltone, a hearing-aid business at 23 W. Fourth St., ...

People in business

Area bank has new senior vice president Rob Glunk, president and CEO of The Muncy Bank and Trust Co., recently announced that Kevin Weinhoffer has joined the company as a senior vice president and chief lending officer, according to a news release. With over 24 years banking experience, ...

Events and seminars

Workshops look at goal setting There are a limited number of seats available for Motivation Mondays, a 6-week goal setting workshop, from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Mondays March 6 through April 10 at Tiny Turnaround, 426 Glenwood Ave. According to a news release, during the course of the ...

Area home manufacturer named to ‘top 100’ list

Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes has been named to this year’s Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 Organizations, a news release said. Nominations were taken from throughout the publication's 24-county coverage area, and the editorial board chose final honorees that achieved a level ...

Regional grocery store chain recognized for work environment

Wegmans has been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, this year ranking No. 2, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, according to a news release. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work ...

US stocks rise higher after strong jobs report; tech leads

NEW YORK (AP) — Led by technology companies, U.S. stocks rose Friday after a strong February jobs report. Most parts of the market moved higher as investors wait for the Federal Reserve to meet next week. The central bank is almost universally expected to raise interest rates. The jobs ...

VW pleads guilty, agrees to $4.3B fine

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice and agreed to pay a $4.3 billion penalty for a brazen scheme to program nearly 600,000 vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The criminal and civil penalty, if approved by a federal judge, would be ...

International group says oil supply will tighten slowly

HOUSTON (AP) — An international group representing oil-importing countries warns that the global supply of oil could fall short of demand after 2020 and push prices higher. There is a worldwide glut of oil now, and the International Energy Agency says the supply looks adequate for the next ...

Bird flu found at Tyson Foods chicken supplier in Tennessee

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have been quarantined. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 73,500 chickens were destroyed at the facility and will not ...

Factory orders up 1.2 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their orders in January, although a key component that tracks business investment spending fell for the first time in four months. Factory orders rose 1.2 percent, led by a jump in demand for aircraft, the Commerce Department reported Monday. ...

New business spotlight on city youth club

Ground Floor 2.0 is a new entertainment site for music and other attractions as well as a social gathering venue for youth. This past week, a ribbon-cutting was held at the site at 2925 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. In the year it’s been open, Ground Floor has accommodated bands, comedy ...

People in business

Senior program hires program director Albright Care Services recently announced that Carissa Phillips, has been selected as the program director for Albright LIFE Lycoming, 901 Memorial Ave., according to a news release Phillips earned her associate degree in nursing from Pennsylvania ...

Lycoming Law Association wins 3 awards

The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently presented three County Bar Recognition Awards to the Lycoming Law Association during the 51st annual seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders in late February at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College. The association was recognized for its Wills ...

Lewisburg company to win award in May

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards, according to a news release. Awards will be presented to seven recipients, companies or individuals who have achieved business success through Ben ...