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Why here? Lower Swatara Township residents question proposal for UPS hub facility

Source: PennLive

With the area prone to sinkholes and already burdened by heavy truck traffic, Lower Swatara Township residents are asking UPS officials, "Why here?"

Yesterday's top story: Pa. Turnpike Commission OKs 6 percent toll hike for 2018

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission tolls are set to rise next January for the tenth year in a row.

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting

Source: Reuters

As part of its review of Amazon's agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads...

New owners taking over Aug. 1 at Savory Gourmet in Lititz

Source: LNP

Savory Gourmet, a small Lititz shop that features specialty and exotic meats and cheeses, will have new owners Aug. 1.

Francesca's to open in early September as part of expansion at Tanger Outlet Center

Source: LNP

Francesca’s, a women’s clothing retailer, will open a store at Tanger Outlet Center in early September.

Utilities credit unions in Berks propose merger

Source: Lehigh Valley Business

Two national credit unions based in Berks County that serve the utilities industry announced an agreement to merge.

L&I: 100-plus firms have paid up under UC amnesty program

Some $675,000 has been received from individuals and businesses since July 1 start

The response is strong so far to a program allowing people and companies to repay money they owe to the state's unemployment compensation system, but...

Yesterday's top story: Former Hershey medical center worker pleads guilty to lying about cancer testing procedure

A former technologist with the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center pleaded guilty Wednesday to making false statements about tests...

Businessman's helicopter commute could happen, thanks to zoning change

Source: PennLive

A businessman who wants to commute by helicopter from his Silver Spring Township home is one step closer to achieving that goal.

John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona, diagnosed with brain tumor

Source: The Washington Post

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said Wednesday, throwing into doubt when and if he will return to...