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Business: Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn't boost sales

By November 26, 2014 08:53 AM

Yet opening on Thanksgiving does little to boost sales, according to the data from recent years. Instead, it merely shifts some shopping that would have been done on Black Friday to Thursday. CONTINUE READING

U.S.: Protests against Ferguson decision grow across U.S.

By November 26, 2014 08:51 AM

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. CONTINUE READING

World: UK terrorism watchdog criticizes new security proposals

By November 26, 2014 08:50 AM

Britain's terrorism watchdog has criticized the government's proposed new security laws, describing some of the measures as an "announcement waiting for a policy.” CONTINUE READING


Out of the Ordinary: Ohio family recovers missing Sasquatch statue

By November 26, 2014 08:47 AM

The Spence family in Delhi Township, west of Cincinnati, says their 400-pound concrete statue of the mythical beast, which was reported stolen Saturday, has been found. CONTINUE READING

With Giant gone, businesses struggle at Pennsboro Commons

By November 26, 2014 08:28 AM

This is the everyday scene at the once-bustling Pennsboro Commons shopping center along Wertzville Road. The remaining merchants feel they've been cast adrift since the anchor grocery store moved to bigger digs two miles up the road in Hampden Township last month. CONTINUE READING

LBC to break ground for $11.9M academic center Tuesday

By November 26, 2014 08:27 AM

The 49,000-square-foot building will house Lancaster Bible College’s online efforts, six of its seven core academic departments and 11 classrooms. CONTINUE READING

Writing books helps Central Pa. businesspeople share their messages

By November 26, 2014 08:26 AM

Why write a book, particularly as a businessperson? A handful of authors from Central Pennsylvania say they did it because they had messages to share. CONTINUE READING

Derry Township supervisors approve plans for Hershey Lodge natatorium

By November 26, 2014 08:25 AM

Derry Township supervisors approved a plan for a new natatorium at the Hershey Lodge, and will require Hershey Entertainment & Resorts to install a sidewalk along University Drive. CONTINUE READING

Amtrak sets revenue record in fiscal 2014, narrows operating loss

By November 26, 2014 08:23 AM

Amtrak said it recorded more than $3.2 billion in revenue in its most recent fiscal year, setting a new record for the federally subsidized railroad as it continues its march toward a better balance sheet. CONTINUE READING

Court decision could change the stakes in landowner lawsuits

By November 26, 2014 08:22 AM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide whether oil and gas companies are allowed to extend the life of a lease by the length of time taken up by a landowner’s failed attempt to void the contract. CONTINUE READING

Retailers that won't open on Thanksgiving hope move pays off

By November 26, 2014 08:21 AM

Romi Conaboy can count herself among the fortunate few retail workers who will have Thanksgiving off this year. Competition online and several years of flat holiday sales have caused stores to do everything they can to extend the holiday shopping season. That has meant pushing Black Friday into Thursday, as national retailers such as Macy's,... CONTINUE READING

Home Depot faces dozens of lawsuits related to data breach

By November 26, 2014 08:19 AM

Home Depot Inc. faces at least 44 lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over a massive data breach this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. CONTINUE READING

S&P 500 fluctuates amid confidence and GDP data; bonds rise

By November 25, 2014 04:07 PM

S&P 500: -2.36 (0.11%)Dow: -2.96 (0.02%)Nasdaq: +3.36 (0.07%) CONTINUE READING

America's energy mix

By Joseph Deinlein
November 20, 2014 11:13 AM

Back in 2007, wind, geothermal, biomass and solar electric power generation weren't anything special. CONTINUE READING

Traffic Cams

By November 25, 2014 03:40 PM

Cumberland County: 581 at 11 CONTINUE READING