May 8, 2009

D&E Communications Q1 income drops 22 percent

Lancaster County-based D&E Communications Inc. posted
net income of $4 million in the first quarter, a 22 percent drop from the
year-ago quarter.

May 8, 2009

Bon-Ton comparable-store sales down 5.1 percent in April

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. today announced comparable-store sales
decreased 5.1 percent in April when compared with the year-ago period.
Comparable-store sales are sales at stores open for at least a year.

May 8, 2009

Mid Penn corrects Q1 per-share earnings

Mid Penn Bancorp Inc. of Millersville, Dauphin County,
reported first-quarter earnings per common diluted share of 2 cents.

May 8, 2009

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May 7, 2009

Eastern Insurance Holdings loses $555K in Q1

Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc. today reported a $555,000 loss
in the quarter that ended March 31, compared with earnings of $2.6 million in
the year-ago period.

May 7, 2009

Adults, youths could compete for certain summer positions

As spring turns to summer, and schools and colleges around the nation
wrap up their final exams, young people flock to jobs that require less
work experience than professional offices and factories.

May 7, 2009

Rendell, Pa. ag secretary petition court for dairy farmers

Gov. Ed Rendell and state Department of Agriculture Secretary
Dennis Wolff have petitioned the Commonwealth
Court to reverse a recent state Milk Marketing
Board decision they said hurts dairy farmers.

May 7, 2009

Hersha loses $9.8M in Q1

Hersha Hospitality Trust recorded a net loss of $9.8 million
in the quarter ended March 31, compared with a $4.1 million loss in the
year-ago period, the Harrisburg-based hotelier and real estate investment trust
reported today.

May 7, 2009

Protecting employers: Preventing 401(k) liability

Many employees lost substantial sums from their company 401(k) plans as
the stock market plummeted amid financial turmoil in the past year.

May 6, 2009

First Chester Q1 earnings rise on American Home Bank buy

First Chester
County Corp. reported
first-quarter net income of $2.6 million, up from $1.5 million in the same
period of 2008.

May 6, 2009

Subsidiaries of local warehouse developer file for bankruptcy

The subsidiaries of a local warehouse developer are seeking
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to documents the companies filed Friday
in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

May 5, 2009

Graham Packaging Q1 income rises 395 percent

York County-based Graham Packaging Holdings Co. reported a
395 percent earnings increase for the first quarter.