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Business

Service sector remains strong despite inflation’s grip

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest part of the U.S. economy is holding up against the hottest inflation in four decades and the threat of a potential recession. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses that provide services have managed to keep gaining ground through the summer, according to the ...

Skeleton Key Boutique opens location in Williamsport

Ashley Foltz recently opened a second location of her popular clothing and accessory shop, Skeleton Key Boutique, at 442 William St., Williamsport. The original Skeleton Key Boutique is located at 19 E. Main St., Lock Haven. Foltz knew she had a large customer base in the Williamsport ...

Don’t bank on your business to fund your retirement

Retirement can loom like a dark cloud for small-business owners. Many invest blood, sweat and tears — and every penny — into building their business but never set cash aside for the future. A huge number of entrepreneurs have reported putting aside no retirement savings at all. For ...

New waxing business opens downtown Williamsport

WAXED, located at 434 William Street, is a company that offers full body waxing and lash extensions and more, recently opened downtown. “We do full body waxing anywhere from brazilians to backs, chests, brow shaping. And we also do eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts, tints, eyebrow ...

Young Industries celebrates big milestone

Young Industries is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and could not be more proud to call the Muncy area home. A company-wide celebration was recently held at Basil Wood Fired Kitchen and Lounge in Muncy. The family owned manufacturing company was founded in 1947 by Henry T. ...

Urban farms save money and battle food insecurity

Jodie Kern started to garden with her son, Jayden, after the pandemic hit. And in the quaint outdoor space in the back of her apartment in Avalon, they have grown a variety of foods, ranging from tomatoes and zucchini to watermelon and pumpkins. So as inflation pushes the price of ...