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Court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims

Source: Reuters

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday concluded that FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon are employees and not independent contractors, and can... Full Story »»

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At mayor’s behest, council offers ‘show of unity’ on Civil War museum funding

Source: The Burg

Harrisburg’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to join Mayor Eric Papenfuse’s request to the Dauphin County commissioners to suspend the portion of hotel tax funding that is sent under contract each year to the National Civil War Museum. Read More »»

Developers looking for blight vote on Gettysburg Crossing

Source: The (Hanover) Evening Sun

A $3.05 million deed transfer put 12 acres of Straban Township property in the hands of a retail developer, Gettysburg Crossing, but the future of the land — 93 acres in all — rests with the township's planning commission. Read More »»

Hershey Co. launches trademark infringement court battle against candy importer

Source: The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Hershey claims LBB Imports LLC is bringing in foreign-made candy with packaging and labeling that mimics that of Hershey's well-known brands — Reese's, York, Malteser, Cadbury, Kit Kat and Rolo. Read More »»

Next for convicted Flying Tigers exec: a heavy sentence or new trial?

Source: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

Flying Tigers, now defunct, was a small aircraft repair and inspection business at Donegal Springs Airpark. Read More »»

Harrisburg city treasurer suspended from job at Equality Pennsylvania

Source: The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Harrisburg City Treasurer John Campbell was suspended from his job as development director at Equality Pennsylvania, an advocacy group. Read More »»

Armstrong picks Maier to head flooring business

Source: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

Donald R. Maier will be sticking around Armstrong World Industries after all. Read More »»

Building permits down 31 percent in Harrisburg area

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Residential building permits in Central Pennsylvania are down 21 percent through July compared to the same time a year ago, according to the latest building permits survey from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More »»

American and US Airways pull fares from Orbitz

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

American Airlines pulled its fare listings from Orbitz online travel website Tuesday due to a dispute over the commission Orbitz charges. Read More »»

China said to consider $16 billion EV-charging fund

Source: Bloomberg

China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build more charging facilities and spur demand for electric vehicles, according to two people familiar with the matter. Read More »»

Amazon to buy streaming video game platform Twitch

Source: The Associated Press

Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. Read More »»

Last-minute rush to comment on Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

A flurry of last-minute commenters on Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. made Monday's deadline, bringing the docket at the Federal Communications Commission to about 65,000 entries. Read More »»

Revs, bank to partner on community events

Source: York Daily Record/Sunday News

Organizers of York's annual Halloween Parade are adding a 5K road race and shortening the parade route to attract more marching bands. The changes were detailed Monday at a City Hall news conference at which the York Revolution and York Traditions Bank announced a three-year partnership to produce the annual Halloween Parade and York's July 4 fireworks and celebration. Read More »»

Health care workers learn how to adjust to different cultures, races

Source: WITF

A conference in Dauphin County aims to teach health care professionals how to better communicate with all people. Leaders hope that by making improvement, health outcomes will improve too. Read More »»

Maryland firm agrees to buy Good Books for $1.3 million

Source: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

A Maryland-based publisher has agreed to pay $1.3 million to buy the assets of defunct Good Books and pay off its debts. Read More »»

'Ski' taking HACC to its next phase

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

John Sygielski just finished his third year as president of Harrisburg Area Community College, a tenure marked by extensive, and sometimes painful, changes. Read More »»

Keystone Weaving in Lebanon sold

Source: Lebanon Daily News

Banyan, a private investment firm headquartered in Miami and the majority shareholder of North Carolina-based Burlington Technologies, announced Monday that it has purchased Keystone Weaving. Read More »»

Meat processor opens Denver cattle-buying station

Source: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

JBS USA is leasing space at 503 School Road, where Goods Livestock buys hogs and operates a livestock truck wash. Read More »»

Mechanicsburg couple's growing business includes design, paint

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

When Carol and Al Kemery struck up a partnership with Country Living magazine in 2007, it raised the entire profile of their Mechanicsburg-based interior design/paint business. Read More »»

High voltage line could bring money, but harm ecosystem

Source: The (Hanover) Evening Sun

PPL spokesman Paul Wirth said that the power line will benefit York County by driving down electric prices and generating revenue through temporary jobs and money paid to landowners for easements. Read More »»

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