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US drugstores squeezed by vaccine demand, staff shortages

A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures. Drugstores are normally busy this time of year with flu shots and other vaccines, but now pharmacists are doling out a growing ...

US to release 50 million barrels of oil to ease energy costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the nation's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom. The move is aimed at ...

Amid struggles, farmers eye potential in burgeoning hemp industry

Even as Pennsylvania’s hemp industry continues to face growing pains, farmer Rick Fundy knows there is potential in the trade. This year, he invested $5,000 to begin growing hemp on his future son-in-law’s Latrobe farm. With equipment already purchased for use on other crops, Fundy ...

For 2nd straight month, Americans quit jobs at a record pace

WASHINGTON — Americans quit their jobs at a record pace for the second straight month in September, in many cases for more money elsewhere as companies bump up pay to fill job openings that are close to an all-time high. The Labor Department said Friday that 4.4 million people quit ...

Hiring hurdle: Woman with record finds jobs hard to come by

An August CNBC survey found that there were 10 million open jobs in the nation — over 1 million more jobs than unemployed people. Moreover, the report went on, nearly one-third of small business owners said they had open positions that they had been unable to fill for three ...

Judge Lovecchio leaves bench to join McCormick Law Firm

McCormick Law Firm recently announced the addition of former Lycoming County Judge, Marc F. Lovecchio, to its complement of attorneys. Lovecchio joined the Williamsport-based firm in November 2021 after serving 12 years on the bench. Lovecchio will focus his practice in the areas of medical ...