CPBJ - en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:15:09 EST Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:15:09 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729661&source=RSS Pa. construction bids up 3 percent in Q2 Commercial construction bids in Pennsylvania increased about 3 percent in the second quarter compared with the same quarter a year ago, according to the latest data from Chicago-based BidClerk, a project data firm . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:47:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729661&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729662&source=RSS DEP accepting applications for Small Business Advantage Grants The Department of Environmental Protection is inviting manufacturers, retailers, service providers and agricultural enterprises to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:38:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729662&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729664&source=RSS Gish's Furniture to reopen Hampden Township store Aug. 7 East Hempfield Township-based Gish's Furniture is resuming business at one Central Pennsylvania store just weeks before it closes another. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:47:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729664&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729671&source=RSS HHS No evidence of fraudulent HealthCare.gov enrollment HHS is not aware of any consumers intentionally falsifying information to get subsidies for insurance exchange coverage, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell testified Tuesday at a hearing. Her testimony came days after the Government Accountability Office issued a preliminary report that documented how its investigators were able to sign up for. . . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729671&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729669&source=RSS Can the US afford new prescription drugs headed to the market? After enjoying a historically low rate of growth in health care spending, patients, the government and private insurers collectively are once again approaching an era of acceleration &#8211 though growth rates during the next 10 years still aren't projected to reach the high levels that defined the period leading up to the Great Recession. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:22:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729669&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729670&source=RSS Reducing employee hours to avoid ACA obligations to offer voverage violates ERISA 510, class action suit alleges One strategy for minimizing exposure to the employer shared responsibility penalties under the Affordable Care Act ACA is to minimize the number of &#8220full-time employees&#8221 &#8211 that is, the number of employers working 30 or more hours per week on average. Employers can accomplish this through reducing the number of hours certain. . . Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/HEALTHCARE/150729670&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729672&source=RSS Business Dealmaking surge in July puts summer of 2015 on record track So much for a quiet summer. July isn&#8217t over yet and dealmaking is already on track for the busiest third quarter on record, with volumes set to surpass 1 trillion. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:08:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729672&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729673&source=RSS U.S. New TSA chief aims to tighten U.S. airline screening The Transportation Security Administration plans to retrain thousands of airport screeners to detect weapons better, scale back a pre-clearance program and more closely monitor security badges, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:07:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729673&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729675&source=RSS World U.S. forces Fiat Chrysler to buy back trucks in rare move Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he may have to call an early election to bolster a parliamentary majority that has been strained by bailout reforms demanded by creditors. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729675&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729676&source=RSS Out of the Ordinary Diner en Blanc New York leads world's biggest popup picnic Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world's largest popup picnic at a location revealed only at the last moment. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729676&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729677&source=RSS Middletown brewery project in question as sewer authority votes to restrict use of funds The Tattered Flag Brewery Still Works project in Middletown is in question as a result of a vote to restrict uses for borough funding intended for the project. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729677&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729678&source=RSS Regents' Glen hasn't issued paychecks since June, employees say Two employees of Regents' Glen Country Club said Monday that workers there haven't been paid since June. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:59:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729678&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729680&source=RSS Crowdfunding begins for Great Social Enterprise Pitch The online voting and crowdfunding phase of Lancaster's 2015 Great Social Enterprise Pitch will begin Wednesday, July 29, organizers said. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:59:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729680&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729681&source=RSS LED streetlamps could light the way to more financially sound Harrisburg Borrowers with a credit history as checkered as Harrisburg&#8217s would be hard-pressed to find a lender. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:58:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729681&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729682&source=RSS RBS further cutting its stake in Citizens Bank The Royal Bank of Scotland Group said Tuesday it is selling up to 75 million shares of Citizens Financial Group, the parent company of Citizens Bank. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:57:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150729/CPBJ01/150729682&source=RSS