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Business

Local adviser obtains CFP certification

John D. Kolb, CFP relationship manager at Hudock Capital Group LLC in Williamsport has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certified financial planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP board certification and renewal ...

Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

WASHINGTON — U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald’s, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in ...

How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it

Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages. When a recession hits, U.S. companies are more likely to stiff their lowest-wage workers. These businesses often ...

Bank names new registered representative

Rob Glunk, president and CEO of The Muncy Bank and Trust Company, recently announced that Matthew J. Mann has joined the company as a registered representative. In his new position, his main responsibility will be to offer a full range of investment service and insurance products to ...

CARES Act funding allows free online training

IMC has partnered with Tooling U-SME, an online training provider, to off-set the cost of bringing high-quality, customized, onsite training to manufacturers. More than 500 unique online classes provide a broad offering of manufacturing training topics. Every online class has been reviewed and ...

US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending. Thursday’s report from the ...