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Business: Highmark layoffs hit Harrisburg area and Pittsburgh

Source: PennLive

Highmark Health Solutions laid off 52 people this week, with 21 occurring at the Higmark operation in East Pennsboro Township in Cumberland County,...

Nation: March Madness invades the office, distracting workers

Source: USA Today

At Draper and Kramer, a mortgage brokerage in Chicago, the conference room isn't the hot gathering spot this month.

World: Battle for key ISIS bastion to start in 'days,' French defense minister says

Source: CNN

The battle to recapture the ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will begin in "days," France's defense minister said on Friday.

Odd: Twitter considers paid membership option

Source: BBC News

Twitter is considering adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users.

Business: Payless is said to be filing for bankruptcy as soon as next week

Source: Bloomberg

Payless Inc., the struggling discount shoe chain, is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the...

Nation: Hospital stocks head for rocky ride through Obamacare repeal

Source: Bloomberg

Investors in hospital stocks are banking on a key idea: the GOP's final overhaul of Obamacare won't be as bad as it looks right now.

World: London tourism at risk after terror attack

Source: CNN

London's bustling tourism sector could come under strain following a deadly terrorist attack in the heart of the city.

Odd: San Diego brewery makes beer from treated sewage water

Source: The Huffington Post

San Diego’s Stone Brewing, the nation’s ninth-largest brewery, has unveiled a beer made with treated sewage water.

Business: U.S. investors fight to preserve SEC rule on CEO pay ratio

Source: Reuters

More than 100 institutional investors opposed efforts by the U.S. securities regulator to delay a rule requiring companies to disclose a ratio...

Nation: Trump ex-aide had plan to benefit Putin government

Source: Associated Press

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian...