CPBJ - en-us Copyright 2016 Central Penn Business Journal Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:21:26 EST Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:21:26 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209776&source=RSS Pa. exports down 2.4 percent in 2015 Pennsylvania exports to Canada and China slowed last year, which led the commonwealth to a 2. 4 percent decrease in exports compared with 2014, according to the latest data from the International Trade Administration. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:53:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209776&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209777&source=RSS Business The Bloomberg Job Skills Report 2016 What recruiters want Every year we survey the recruiters hunting for top MBA talent to figure out what attributes are most valued in managers and how the latest crop of business school graduates stacks up. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:38:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209777&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209778&source=RSS U.S. Voting begins in N.H. as presidential hopefuls make a final sprint The first votes were cast Tuesday in New Hampshire following a final campaign blitz as candidates crisscrossed the state and leveled blistering attacks on rivals in a primary that appeared likely to set the tone for the wild nominating races ahead. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:36:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209778&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209779&source=RSS World U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:35:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209779&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209780&source=RSS Out of the Ordinary Lock of Lennon's hair expected to fetch 10K at auction A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for 10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:33:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209780&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209781&source=RSS Getting a leg up on fundraising Every time you're trying to raise support for your nonprofit and a potential donor says no, &#8220that 'no' just gets you closer to 'yes,'&#8221 Tom O'Connor said. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:20:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209781&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209782&source=RSS High Associates buys East Lampeter apartment complex for 16M High Associates Ltd. has acquired Greenland Village Apartments for 16. 0 million, courthouse documents show. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:19:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209782&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209783&source=RSS 19 million price tag for U.S. 1115 project is way over PennDOT estimate Bidding inexperience and time restrictions brought the cost of a rock slope improvement project on U. S. 1115 in Marysville from 12 million to 19 million. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:19:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209783&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209784&source=RSS Massive switch to new medical codes is going well, say local providers insurers Four months in, local health care providers say the transition to using new codes that describe illnesses in greater detail has gone without major problems. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209784&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209785&source=RSS 'Pathological' lawyer who stole 6.3M from clients has 15-year jail term upheld Calling her arguments illogical, a federal appeals court panel has refused to overturn the 15-year prison sentence imposed on a former Gettysburg lawyer who embezzled 6. 3 million from her clients. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209785&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209786&source=RSS Pennsylvania House committee takes up gas-tax plans The state House energy committee on Monday began weighing two Republican proposals for a natural gas severance tax, a subject many in the party have considered poisonous but which the committee chairman now says he expects &#8220will consume a lot of time and attention. &#8221 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:17:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209786&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209787&source=RSS Fed may lack legal authority for negative rates The Federal Reserve may not have the legal authority to set negative interest rates in the U. S. , according to a 2010 staff memo that was posted late last month on the central bank&#8217s website. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:16:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209787&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209788&source=RSS Wind turbines slated for Somerset After several years of slow growth for Pennsylvania's renewable-energy sector, a New Jersey company is planning to erect wind turbines in Somerset County. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:31:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209788&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209797&source=RSS Pita Pit eyes healthy growth in Central Pa. It took 20 years for Pita Pit, the fast-casual made-to-order pita sandwich franchise, to reach 500 locations. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:28:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/CPBJ01/160209797&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/INSIGHTS/160209866&source=RSS Free income tax preparation? It's available Itrsquos that time of year again tax season. We all feel the pain of gathering up a yearrsquos worth of receipts, year-end statements, paid medical bills, charitable contributions, amounts paid for daycare, etc. , etc. , etc. Itrsquos enough to make anyonersquos head spin! Furthermore, paying a professional to handle your income. . . Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160209/INSIGHTS/160209866&source=RSS