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Business tax climate in PA slips to 34th best, says Tax Foundation

Source: LancasterOnline.com

Pennsylvania has the 34th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by... Full Story »»

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Leadership fight in Pa. General Assembly could impact energy industry

Source: Post-Gazette.com

The upcoming Pennsylvania House and Senate elections likely will do little to change the balance of power in either chamber — Republicans are expected to continue to control both. But there is a chance both chambers could see new leaders, which could have implications for the energy industry in the state. Read More »»

AT&T sued by FTC over ‘throttling’ smartphone data speeds

Source: Bloomberg.com

AT&T Inc. was accused in a lawsuit by U.S. regulators of deceiving at least 3.5 million smartphone customers who paid for unlimited data plans and had their transmission speed drastically reduced in a practice known as “data throttling.” Read More »»

Google’s playing a multibillion-dollar game of chicken with traditional ISPs

Source: washingtonpost.com

No matter what the biggest Internet providers say, the average American knows that getting a competitive Internet connection can be difficult — if not impossible, at times. In many apartment buildings, exclusive deals force residents to buy Internet from one provider, and one alone. And the nation's top telecom regulator has himself argued that the broadband industry is dominated by a duopoly at higher-speed tiers. Read More »»

Frequent travelers give TSA low marks despite PreCheck expansion

Source: mcall.com

The Transportation Security Administration is falling flat in its efforts to win the hearts of frequent fliers. Read More »»

Retailers responsible for customer safety

Source: post-gazette.com

Emergency departments across the country treat 66 children a day for injuries related to shopping carts, according to a recent study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Read More »»

Proposed new hotel near I-83 will add to growing York Township area

Source: ydr.com

A York County developer is seeking zoning approval to build a 107-room hotel on Pauline Drive and a 34-unit townhouse community on Dew Drop Road, both in York Township. Read More »»

Susquehanna Township residents question Vartan rezoning request for village-style area

Source: PennLive.com

The big item on the Susquehanna Twp. Planning Commission was rezoning of Progress Avenue and Linglestown Road, but as one resident put it, the township is "literally at a crossroads." Read More »»

West Shore market boosting startup eateries

Source: cpbj.com

Chef Pippa Calland has cooked in New York, Italy and Southern California. She knows how the restaurant industry eats up young entrepreneurs. Read More »»

Sunrise Soap in York partners with D.C. designer for signature product line

Source: ydr.com

Chris Clark, the owner of Sunrise Soap Company, has been hand-making soap, lotion and other bath products at her store on North Beaver Street in York for 14 years. Now, some of those products are headed for the Washington D.C. beltway. Read More »»

Charles & Alice applesauce plant in East Hempfield marks opening

Source: Lancasteronline.com

As dignitaries took turns at the podium in the new Charles & Alice plant Monday, their amplified voices competed with clattering production equipment behind them. Read More »»

Hidden Still would be first distillery in Lebanon County in 25 years

Source: LDNews.com

If David Stein's Hidden Still Distillery begins producing spirits as planned next year, it will be the first time liquor has been produced commercially in Lebanon County in 25 years. Read More »»

As Wolfgang Candy rebuilds, manufacturer adds products

Source: CPBJ.com

A York County-based candy-maker will have two new products in Costco Wholesale stores in the Midwest and Target stores nationwide in the next two months. Read More »»

'Champ' Hall — entrepreneur & educator — reflects on his career & industry

Source: LancasterOnline.com

Hall, founder of Champ’s Barber School at 54 W. King and owner of a barber shop in Neffsville, has trained hundreds of students during the school’s 11 years of operation. Read More »»

Business will pay for abstinence speaker at Warwick

Source: LancasterOnline.com

A Lititz business has offered to pay for a controversial abstinence speaker's visit to Warwick high school and middle school, Superintendent April Hershey said in an email Friday. Read More »»

Obama to take executive actions aimed at boosting U.S. manufacturing

Source: Post-Gazette.com

United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld are among 19 industry executives, labor leaders and university presidents who helped shape a series of presidential executive orders aimed at spurring innovation and creating jobs. Read More »»

Women's health advocates denounce Komen Foundation's partnership with Baker Hughes

Source: Post-Gazette.com

Delivering protest petitions Friday afternoon to the Pittsburgh affiliate of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization, activists from local and national groups called for more attention to preventing breast cancer in women and less focus on building breast cancer awareness through partnerships with industry. Read More »»

Inside Washington: Profiting from failure

Source: The Associated Press

The Army's troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts for companies whose employees once worked for the Army, but it has failed on its promise to make data seamlessly accessible to soldiers in the field, according to records and interviews. Read More »»

13 European banks flunk test, must find 10B euros

Source: The Associated Press

The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) to cushion themselves against any future crises. Read More »»

Lancaster Stock Exchange proposal dies from lack of financial backing

Source: LancasterOnline.com

A proposal for a Lancaster-based regional stock exchange has died due to a lack of startup funds, its creator says. Read More »»

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