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New business spotlight on ARC Heating and Service Co.

January 31, 2016 ARC Heating and Service Co. is a family run business that provides furnace repair and delivery and oil sales services. Kevin and Ashley Chase are the husband-wife team who opened ARC in December. more »»

People in business

January 31, 2016 New president for regional bank Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. recently announced the appointment of Robert Edgerton, J. more »»

Events and seminars

January 31, 2016 Society breakfast to address ‘best practices’ The West Branch Human Resources Society will host a breakfast roundtable on best practices from 8 to 10 a.m., Feb. 10 at the Williamsport Country Club. more »»

Feds agree to review of fracking for oil offshore

January 31, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal... more »»

Longshoremen walk off job at ports in New York, New Jersey

January 31, 2016 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Longshoremen walked off the job at ports in New York and New Jersey on Friday, putting a halt to the unloading of ships at the nation’s third-busiest port. more »»

Stocks soar to finish tough month as tech stocks climb

January 30, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, with Microsoft, Visa and other tech stocks making the biggest gains in a broad market rally. more »»

Economy expected to strengthen

January 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending, business investment and exports slowed. more »»

Month after raising rates, Fed faces darker global economy

January 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded. more »»

Stocks slip as oil skids 6 percent

January 26, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Monday as the price of oil slumped again, giving up some of the ground it gained late last week. That forced energy companies lowe. more »»

Phillips Supply House enters new era; company relocates with new ownership

January 24, 2016 In recent weeks, the storefront that served as the home of Phillips Supply at the Hepburn Plaza Shopping Center has been empty. more »»

People in business

January 24, 2016 Real estate agent wins award Melanie J. McLane, Realtor, was recently awarded the Realtor Emeritus status from the National Association of Realto. more »»

Events and seminars

January 24, 2016 Inventors club plans meeting The Williamsport Inventors Club will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the IMC, 1127 W. Fourth St. Moving an invention from idea to market can be very challengin. more »»

Muncy bank announces repurchasing program

January 24, 2016 Muncy Bank Financial Inc.’s board of directors recently authorized and approved a stock repurchase program for the repurchase of up to 5 percent of the company’s outstanding common stock. more »»

Cleaning franchise makes magazine’s top 500 list

January 24, 2016 Servpro, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, maintains its hold on the top ranking in the Restoration Services industry for the 13th consecutive year and moves up to the number four spot... more »»

Electric utility firm offers tips for storm

January 24, 2016 PPL Electric Utilities crews geared up for wind and snow that may came to Pennsylvania this weekend — preparing to respond to any outages and restore power for customers, according to a news releas. more »»

Airlines cancel more than 5,500 flights

January 24, 2016 Airlines canceled more than 5,500 flights in the U.S. and beyond this weekend as a blizzard conditions, cold and ice hits much of the U.S., with East Coast cities feeling the most impact. more »»

What’s next for bird flu management?

January 24, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a “last resort” of euthanasia, at 10 southwest Indiana farms affected by a bird flu... more »»

Global policymakers seek to reassure after market turbulence

January 24, 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that... more »»

Energy stocks lead a broad rally as the price of oil soars

January 23, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a month on Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August. more »»

Jobs up, Pa. unemployment hits a low for post-recession

January 23, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — Employer payrolls crept up in Pennsylvania last month to a record high, and the state’s unemployment rate fell to its post-recession low, the state Department of Labor and Industr... more »»



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