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Decrease in banking issues reported to securities department; increase in vehicle loan complaints (access required)

The number of complaints and inquiries filed with the department decreased by 1,691, according to the department’s most recent annual consumer services report, released this week. During the 2013-14 fiscal year, the department received 5,885 complaints. This annual aggregation of complaints and inquiries gradually trended downward, and in the 2018-19 fiscal year, 4,194 complaints were received by the department, according to the report.

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1,500 net jobs lost in October: study (access required)

While economic indicators remain high for the U.S. economy as a whole, central and southeastern Pennsylvania have been beset by tumultuous global trade and a weak manufacturing sector for the last year and a half, according to a recently published study by analysts at RKL, a business consulting firm based in Lancaster.

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Is your company ready for sudden change? (access required)

The volatility of the value of a company is not uncommon around the unexpected exit of an organization’s leader, experts said, but what the management of a company does before and, in the short term after, sudden disruption in its leadership succession and ownership protocols, can determine its long-term success and survivability.

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A Conversation With: Christopher Cassel (access required)

Christopher Cassel, 37, has spent more than 15 years in wealth management and public accounting, with experience in financial planning, investment management, corporate retirement plan consulting and business succession planning. He joined Harrisburg-based Sevenbridge Financial Group earlier this year as a senior wealth adviser.

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Domani Wealth acquires EHD Advisory and passes $1.5 billion in assets (access required)

Domani Wealth of Lancaster, formerly ParenteBeard Wealth Management, has acquired EHD Advisory Services, an East Lampeter Township–based wealth management and financial planning firm. Domani Wealth, which has offices in Wyomissing, Hanover, Mechanicsburg and York, said with the acquisition, its assets under management and advisement now total more than $1.5 billion. As a part of the ...

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Mark Butler loved a bargain (access required)

Mark Butler, the man who rang up the first sale at the discount chain he help create in 1982 – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet – before going on to become its CEO, was remembered this week as a master businessman and philanthropist.

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