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PennDOT to private companies: We want you to build CNG stations

By Joseph Deinlein
November 25, 2014 11:02 AM

The state Department of Transportation wants to spur the building of compressed-natural-gas stations and is using the state's Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office to find a private company to build them. CONTINUE READING

FDA finalizes Obamacare calorie labeling requirements

By Heather Stauffer
November 25, 2014 09:40 AM

Obamacare's calorie labeling requirements will go into effect in December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today as it finalized the associated regulations. CONTINUE READING

Hanover borough buys former hardware store

By Joseph Deinlein
November 24, 2014 02:48 PM

The Borough of Hanover has purchased a former hardware store and plans to relocate its water and inflow and infiltration departments there. CONTINUE READING


Newsmakers: Lobbying

By November 21, 2014 03:12 PM

Business featured this week: Ceisler Media and Issue Advocacy CONTINUE READING

Newsmakers: Government

By November 21, 2014 03:10 PM

Business featured this week: Governor-elect transition team CONTINUE READING

U.S. House sues over 'unilateral actions' on Obamacare

By Heather Stauffer
November 21, 2014 10:35 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives today filed litigation over what a news release terms "President Obama's unilateral actions on his health care law." CONTINUE READING

Pa. unemployment rate hits six-year low in October

By Jason Scott
November 21, 2014 09:51 AM

The commonwealth added 12,600 nonfarm jobs in October — most of those in the private service sectors — as the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent from 5.7 percent. CONTINUE READING

Fitch gives turnpike bonds an A+ rating; traffic up so far in FY2015

By John Hilton
November 21, 2014 08:46 AM

Fitch Ratings assigned an A+ rating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's $295.4 million of series 2014C turnpike revenue bonds. CONTINUE READING

Putting Pennsylvanians back to work should be a priority

By Diane BosakNovember 20, 2014 03:30 PM

A sluggish recovery and unfilled jobs are headline issues that must be addressed, and quickly, by those who will lead the commonwealth in 2015. CONTINUE READING

Organizations offer transition help for veterans

By John Hilton
November 20, 2014 03:30 PM

Help is available for military veterans transitioning to the private sector, and it starts with the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. CONTINUE READING

New LCB store set to open along Route 15 in Dillsburg

By John Hilton
November 20, 2014 01:54 PM

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will open a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in a former Dillsburg car dealership. CONTINUE READING

Municipalities pay for road salt shortage

By John Hilton
November 19, 2014 08:48 AM

Southcentral Pennsylvania municipalities will be able to buy road salt this year, but the prices are much higher. CONTINUE READING

Gaming control board fines Hollywood Casino $10,000

By John Hilton
November 19, 2014 03:19 PM

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved fining the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville $10,218 because of an ATM that dispensed cash. CONTINUE READING

Former Millersburg bus company VP pleads guilty to $1.4M fraud of Dauphin County school districts

By Jason Scott
November 19, 2014 03:18 PM

The former Harris Transportation Corp. and its vice president, Todd Harris, pleaded guilty today to mail fraud charges, which bilked two Dauphin County school districts of $1.4 million. CONTINUE READING

Pennsylvania insurance commissioner voted president-elect of NAIC

By Heather Stauffer
November 19, 2014 03:07 PM

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael F. Consedine has been voted president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. CONTINUE READING