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Author Archives: Stacy Wescoe

Economic importance of child care touted by state Human Services Secretary

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead recently emphasize the important roll child care providers and educators play in the state’s economic recovery. “Because of child care and early learning providers who kept their doors open, essential workers had the peace of mind to know their children were safe while they staffed our hospitals, stocked our grocery shelves ...

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Pa. unemployment drops for fifth straight month (access required)

Unemployment in Pennsylvania declined for the fifth consecutive month to 6.6% in July. The state Department of Labor & Industry said the unemployment rate was down three-tenths of a percentage point from June. The U.S. rate fell by half a percent from June to July to 5.4%. Comparatively, the state’s unemployment rate was 6.4% below its July 2020 rate and ...

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Air Products named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens list (access required)

For the 10th consecutive year Air Products of Trexlertown has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, published by 3BL Media. The list recognizes companies with outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest publicly held companies in the country. “Sustainability and corporate responsibility is at the core of what we do. It ...

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PPL updates net-zero carbon emission plans (access required)

PPL Corp. of Allentown has set a new goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company is currently on track to achieve a 70% reduction from 2010 levels by 2035, and an 80% reduction from 2010 levels by 2040, it said. The latest goals, which cover greenhouse gas emissions from generation and other sources, reflect updated forecasts, analyses ...

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Mid Penn to acquire Riverview Financial (access required)

Mid Penn Bancorp Inc. of Millersburg has announced it will be acquiring Harrisburg’s Riverview Financial Corp. for approximately $124.7 million. The deal will be an all-stock transaction and the value is based on Mid Penn’s closing stock price of $27.47 on June 29.

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