CPBJ - en-us Copyright 2017 Central Penn Business Journal Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:29:43 EST Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:29:43 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229845&source=RSS Off the Clock After hours, out and about, and other noteworthy sightings See what businesses and nonprofits have been doing to improve communities around Central Pennsylvania. Featured organizations include Barley Snyder, Mid Penn Bank and New Hope Ministries. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229845&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229846&source=RSS U.S. stocks retreat from record-setting streak, but on track for weekly gain U. S. stocks fell modestly on Friday, putting the Dow on track to end its record-setting streak as investors found few catalysts to push shares deeper into record territory following 10 straight positive sessions. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:51:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229846&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229847&source=RSS Pa. teams with feds to save rural hospitals Pennsylvania has partnered with the federal government to develop a pilot program that aims to defend rural hospitals from the many challenges to their survival. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:46:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229847&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/FACEFORWARD13/170229848&source=RSS Business at the speed of Nascar I will be among the millions watching the Daytona 500 this weekend, but I'm not one of those fans waiting for a crash. At least not a crash on the racetrack itself. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:44:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/FACEFORWARD13/170229848&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229850&source=RSS World Kim Jong-un's half brother was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, police say The finding will add to the increasing evidence suggesting that Kim Jong Un's regime in North Korea was behind last week's brazen and public attack on Kim Jong Nam, which South Korean officials have described as an apparent move by the young North Korean leader to get rid of a potential rival. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:38:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229850&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229851&source=RSS Nation Trump says Republican border tax could boost U.S. jobs U. S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spoke positively about a border adjustment tax being pushed by Republicans in Congress as a way to boost exports, but he did not specifically endorse the proposal. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:34:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229851&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229852&source=RSS Odd This taxpayer-owned bank has lost 74 billion in 9 years It's been nine years since the Royal Bank of Scotland was rescued by British taxpayers. And it's been nine years since the once titanic bank turned a profit. The latest loss, reported Friday, was 8. 7 billion. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:32:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229852&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229853&source=RSS Business Tesla comes to Lehigh Valley, as does bottle manufacturer A manufacturer of products for the food and beverage industry and an American automaker now occupy an industrial facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229853&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229854&source=RSS 33 York County groups receive PeoplesBank donation York County-based PeoplesBank recently donated a total of 560,000 to 33 local organizations through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:23:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229854&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229855&source=RSS Penn State bowl travelers boost HIA numbers You may not want to believe it, but there was a silver lining behind Penn State's Jan. 2 Rose Bowl defeat. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:20:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229855&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229856&source=RSS CAT sets hearing on Carlisle Circulator termination Capital Area Transit will hold a public hearing next month on plans to end the Carlisle Circulator bus service this spring. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:57:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229856&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229857&source=RSS J.C. Penney closing up to 140 stores, cutting jobs Department-store chain J. C. Penney today announced plans to close up to 140 stores and two distribution centers over the next few months as the big-box retail industry continues to rightsize in the face of growing online competition and small niche brands. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229857&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229858&source=RSS What does the future hold for local construction companies? Many midstate construction companies expect President Donald Trump to keep his word regarding U. S. infrastructure spending, according to data collected for the first installment of the CPBJ Construction Activity Index. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:25:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229858&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/PRINT/170229859&source=RSS CPBJ-022417 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:17:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/PRINT/170229859&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229860&source=RSS Vartan Group's mixed-use project in Susquehanna Township cleared for land development phase The Susquehanna Township board of commissioners on Thursday voted 8-1 to create a traditional neighborhood development zone, or TND, within the township's zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances, paving the way for a major mixed-use development at the corner of Progress Avenue and Linglestown Road. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20170224/CPBJ01/170229860&source=RSS