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Shares of DuPont, Dow soar on reports of merger talks

December 10, 2015 DOVER, Del. (AP) — Shares of Dow Chemical and DuPont were trading sharply higher Wednesday amid reports that the two chemical giants are in advanced merger discussions. more »»

Lawmakers say that deal to create megabrewer could cause hangover

December 9, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors, Minnesota, has been brewing what it calls “dangerously good ales” on the north shore of Lake Superior since 2011. more »»

Signs of weakness in China sink materials stocks

December 9, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a second day on Tuesday following a wave of selling abroad on fears that a slump in commodity prices was far from ove. more »»

Jobs news gives markets a big lift

December 5, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market surged to its biggest gain since early September Friday after another strong month of hiring by U.S. employers. more »»

GM to import Chinese Buick to US

December 5, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to start selling a Chinese-manufactured Buick SUV in the U.S. starting next year. more »»

Online shopping bigger part of nation’s Black Friday puzzle

November 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11. more »»

New business spotlight on Glamour and Sass Nail Spa and Salon

November 29, 2015 It’s the type of place that brings a potpourri of offerings targeted toward beauty. Glamour and Sass Nail Spa and Salon does hair styling, cutting and coloring. more »»

Events and seminars

November 29, 2015 Society to host holiday party The West Branch Human Resource Society will hold Jingle Mingle from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9, at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive. more »»

Iran attracts investors with new oil contracts

November 29, 2015 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and... more »»

Chinese Chamber of Commerce officials visit

November 29, 2015 On Nov. 11, Dr. Vince Matteo, president and CEO of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, welcomed a delegation of Chinese business leaders. more »»

Regional bank announces cash dividend for quarter

November 29, 2015 Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. has announced that the company’s board of directors declared a fourth quarter 2015 cash dividend of $0.47 per share. more »»

Everyone loves delivery same day, until they have to pay

November 27, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches. more »»

US consumer confidence falls hard in November

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market. more »»

Nestle confirms labor abuse among seafood suppliers

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA’s supply chains. more »»

$160 billion deal to combine Pfizer, Allergan raises outcry

November 24, 2015 By The Associated Press A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in whic... more »»

Area ranks 2nd on ‘least affected’ list

November 22, 2015 If you live in Williamsport or the surrounding area, your dollars are liable to bring you a lot more bang for the buck than many other places in the U.S. more »»

People in business

November 22, 2015 Senior vice president added to bank’s board Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. and R. Edward Nestlerode, Jr., chairman of the board of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. more »»

Secret settlement for sugar, corn industries

November 22, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bitter billion-dollar battle in the sweetener wars came to an end Friday as sugar processors and the makers of high fructose corn syrup announced a secret out-of-court settlement. more »»

Events and seminars

November 22, 2015 Seminar looks at 1st steps Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will hold a “First... more »»

Nevada issues health guidelines for cryotherapy

November 22, 2015 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say... more »»



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