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Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Gas companies operating in and around the Marcellus shale say they are increasingly hiring skilled workers for engineering and construction jobs as... Full Story »»

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Aetna reaches 5-year deal with Geisinger Health System

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal

Aetna and Geisinger Health System signed a five-year contract that provides Aetna members with in-network access to all Geisinger facilities in Pennsylvania. Read More »»

Think Loud CEO said he told his co-investors, city leaders about conviction

Source: York Daily Record/Sunday News

The CEO behind Think Loud Development and its plan to bring a large data center and hundreds of jobs to the county said his co-investors — three members of the band Live — knew of his 2010 criminal conviction for theft by deception, and that it didn't bother them. Read More »»

Watchdog: Scam appears to target Hispanic, Asian business owners

Source: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

In a scam — possibly targeting businesses owned by people for whom English is a second language — a caller identifies himself as working for PPL. Read More »»

In Manheim Township, plans for old Stehli silk mill building still uncertain

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

It's coming up on seven years since developer Matt Bupp and a partner purchased the old Stehli & Co. Silk Mill in Manheim Township, and exactly what the spacious facility's future holds is still uncertain. Read More »»

Small by comparison, Conestoga farm succeeds in niche market

Source: Lancaster Farming

The Certified Angus Beef that local consumers buy — at a premium price — might have passed through a local farm family’s feedlot. Read More »»

Crews demolish Revonah Spinning Mill building

Source: The (Hanover) Evening Sun

Crews with Conewago Enterprise Inc. worked on the Revonah Spinning Mill on E. Middle Street in Hanover on Friday. Read More »»

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Source: The Associated Press

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Read More »»

Murder-for-hire suspect ordered to stand trial on all charges

Source: York Daily Record/Sunday News

Gregory Hess, 47, of North Codorus Township was ordered to stand trial on his second and third solicitation charges on Friday following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Richard Martin. Read More »»

At Google, each floor is its own fantasyland

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A visit to Pittsburgh Google in Larimer is a 45,000-square-foot fantasy Pittsburgh minus potholes and rainy days. Read More »»

JetBlue weighs first-bag fee in ticket-pricing overhaul

Source: Bloomberg

JetBlue Airways Corp., one of the U.S. industry’s holdouts in not charging for a first checked bag, is considering adding the levy as the carrier overhauls the way it prices tickets. Read More »»

Amazon loss widens as CEO alarms investors with spending

Source: Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) missed analysts’ estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling 10 percent. Read More »»

Zillow, Trulia are reportedly near merger agreement

Source: LA Times

The nation's two biggest real estate websites could soon become one. Read More »»

MarkWest expands Marcellus, Utica infrastructure

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Denver-based midstream company MarkWest Energy Partners completed two large-scale infrastructure projects in the liquids-rich areas of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Read More »»

Murphy & Dittenhafer to design new visitors center at Central Market

Source: York Daily Record/Sunday News

Murphy & Dittenhafer, a downtown York architectural design firm, has been tapped to design the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's new Visitor Information Center at Central Market. Read More »»

Pipeline meeting slated for LVC Aug. 5

Source: Lebanon Daily News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (FERC), will hold a public meeting Aug. 5 at Lebanon Valley College to take public comments about the proposed Transcontinental Gas Co. natural gas pipeline that would run through Lebanon County. Read More »»

Bulls Head Public House expands in Lititz, doubles size with lounge

Source: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

The Bulls Head Public House in Lititz at 14 E. Main St., has doubled its size with an expansion into the building just to the east, extending the pub to Zum Anker Alley. Read More »»

Harrisburg officials act on incremental steps to accelerate battle against blight

Source: Central Penn Business Journal

The stage is set — well, almost — for economic development to take off in Harrisburg. Read More »»

Adams County planning director steps down

Source: The (Hanover) Evening Sun

Adams County will bid farewell to its planning director after a three-year stint that officials said brought about collaboration and a balancing of historic preservation and economic development. Read More »»

Fair tax? Nonprofit vendors charge sales tax for first time

Source: (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

The state for the first time will be taking its cut off the top of food sales at the Shippensburg Fair. Read More »»

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