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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market’s recovery, at least temporarily. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department ...

US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the agreement will eliminate important ...

Historical buildings create unique homes for local businesses

Historical buildings throughout the Williamsport area have become homes to myriad local business owners. Many of these buildings have had necessary renovations done over the years, while reserving original characteristics that tell a story about the area’s history. Shulze Mansion is home ...

After Ida, small businesses face uncertainty on many fronts

NEW YORK — A week or more after Ida, business owners from Louisiana to Connecticut are still adding up the financial losses and assessing the physical and emotional toll, grappling to find a way forward. Many say it’s difficult to figure out the future when they’re unsure of the ...

Property owners balk at PennDOT offers for land to complete thruway

SELINSGROVE — Jon Hummel knew construction of the $865 million Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project would impact farmland that has been in his family for seven generations. What he didn’t expect was how little the state would pay for about 20 acres they own in Selinsgrove ...

In a hot market, companies compete with would-be homeowners

LOS ANGELES — Soaring home prices and rents are fueling real estate companies' appetite for houses, adding unwelcome competition for many would-be homebuyers. Residential real estate bought by companies or institutions hit an all-time high of 67,943 properties in the second quarter, ...