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Corbett among the highest paid governors in the country

Source: PennLive.com

For at least the third year in a row, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds the distinction of being among the highest paid governors in the land. Full Story »»

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Celeb chef Guy Fieri opens restaurant in the Poconos

Source: MCall.com

Celebrity chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri, known for his quirky phrases and bold food, has partnered with Mount Airy Casino Resort in Paradise Township to open Guy Fieri's Mt. Pocono Kitchen. Read More »»

Poll shows female business owners plan to invest in technology

Source: Post-Gazette.com

Most women business owners are confident their sales will rise or at least stay the same this year, but don’t look for them to bulk up their payrolls. Read More »»

Tax on York City residents, commuters gets quiet approval

Source: YorkDispatch.com

With no expressed opposition from the public, the York City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an increase to its earned-income tax rate that will affect about 45,000 people. Read More »»

Knouse receives $5.7 million grant

Source: EveningSun.com

The grant, awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, will go toward construction of a new wastewater treatment facility, which will produce electricity and reduce boiler fuel requirements, Tallman said in a news release. Read More »»

Thermacore paying $965,000 to settle false claims accusation

Source: LancasterOnline.com

A Lancaster-based company has agreed to pay $965,000 to settle allegations that a company it bought in 2009 had previously submitted duplicate proposals to a government research grant program in violation of federal law. Read More »»

Lancaster's ConnectedSign provides companies greater control of screens

Source: CPBJ.com

Outfitting your business with digital signage is no longer the expensive option it once was, said Loren Bucklin, vice president and chief technology officer with ConnectedSign in Lancaster. Read More »»

Pinterest cofounder, a York Suburban grad, returned to school

Source: YDR.com

A student in the York Suburban High School cafeteria asked Evan Sharp when he knew Pinterest was really something big. Read More »»

Harrisburg City Council has 30 days to pick new City Treasurer after latest designee resigns

Source: PennLive.com

The Harrisburg City Council has 30 days to select a new city treasurer, after the man selected for the job resigned Tuesday amid questions about his personal bankruptcy. Read More »»

Columbia EDC targets vacant hotels for revitalization

Source: LancasterOnline.com

The Columbia Economic Development Corp., hoping to add to the borough’s ongoing revitalization, intends to rejuvenate two vacant downtown landmarks. Read More »»

Ben & Jerry's co founder Jerry Greenfield speaks at Penn State York, gives out ice cream

Source: YDR.com

A long line formed after co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, Jerry Greenfield's lecture at the Pullo Performing Arts Center on Penn State York campus, Tuesday, Oct. 21. More than 450 students and locals filled the auditorium to hear Greenfield speak about the company's journey that had a Penn State root. Read More »»

Governor dropped from NCAA lawsuit challenging law keeping Penn State $60M fine in state

Source: The Associated Press

The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in Penn State fine money can be spent. Read More »»

PayPal founder: Cool 'girl nerds' could solve gender gap in STEM fields

Source: Post-Gazette.com

The soft-spoken founder of the now-ubiquitous online payment service PayPal took a rare trip away from his San Francisco base on Tuesday to visit Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland and hear project pitches from students. Before meeting with students, he talked with members of the media about the chicken-or-the-egg challenge of closing the gender gap in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Read More »»

Demand for hazmat suits due to Ebola outbreak triples firm's production

Source: triblive.com

Demand for more protective hazmat suits is boosting production at an American chemical and plastics company as fears grow that the Ebola virus may spread. Read More »»

Fannie Mae might take 3 percent down

Source: triblive.com

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are close to allowing consumers to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent down payment and still have the mortgages backed by the two agencies. Read More »»

What do falling oil prices mean for U.S. shale plays?

Source: post-gazette.com

As oil prices slip from their lofty perch, the effect on U.S. shale producers remains to be seen — but an impact, if any, is going to be on a play-by-play basis, analysts said. Read More »»

Career Fair at Santander Stadium draws nearly 1,000 job seekers

Source: ydr.com

A diverse crowd including ex-criminal offenders, college educated professionals and military veterans showed up at Santander Stadium on Thursday, all looking for more or less the same thing: a job. Read More »»

Ben Tuck Stables cleared to make way for medical facility

Source: ldnews.com

Ben Tuck Stables is gone, and a new medical facility will soon be built in its place. Read More »»

Pa. Supreme Court suspends justice, cites role in porn scandal, other allegations

Source: The Associated Press

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office. Read More »»

Waste-oil heater manufacturer sizzles with 150 percent growth

Source: cpbj.com

For the owners and operators of Clean Energy Heating Systems LLC, there's no place like Central Pennsylvania. Read More »»

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