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Clutter Stoppers finds niche in industry

Posted by:admin on January 27, 2014

So far, West Hempfield Township-based Clutter Stoppers has about a dozen employees and just one franchisee, in Franklin County. But longtime business partners Todd Sweet and Barry Weldon said a second franchise is in the works, and they think their concept has long-term legs.

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OSHA investigating Knouse Foods fire, leak

Posted by:admin on January 27, 2014

Last week, a tractor-trailer fire at the Knouse Foods plant in Adams County led first responders to evacuate the facility and encourage nearby residents to remain indoors while firefighters worked to control the blaze.

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Conservative groups, unions battle over pay in Pa.

Posted by:admin on January 27, 2014

The hottest political potato in Pennsylvania's Capitol this month is a bill that has drawn a network of conservative groups and labor unions into a clash over how tens of millions of dollars in dues payments are collected from hundreds of thousand public-sector workers.

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Balancing Act: Should sick workers stay home?

Posted by:admin on January 27, 2014

After four days in bed with the flu, Cindy Papale returned to her office only to have a colleague come in sniffling and coughing, touching common surfaces and spreading germs. Within a few days, Ms. Papale was out again with a fever. "If people would stay home, then the rest of us might not get sick, too," she said.

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Hospital chain said to scheme to inflate bills

Posted by:admin on January 24, 2014

The scorecards, according to one whistle-blower lawsuit, were just one of the many ways that Health Management Associates, a for-profit hospital chain based in Naples, Fla., kept tabs on an internal strategy that regulators and others say was intended to increase admissions, regardless of whether a patient needed hospital care, and pressure the doctors who worked at the hospital.

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Rankings schmankings; Pennsylvania’s doing just fine

Posted by:admin on January 24, 2014

If you took seriously the continuous stream of ranking, scorecards, grades and other “measurements” generated by various advocacy groups, you'd wonder why anyone bothers to stay in Pennsylvania. The consensus, whether it's on education, business climate, tax environment or social policies, tends not to be flattering.

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This is how Wal-Mart is bringing jobs back to the U.S.

Posted by:admin on January 24, 2014

For the past few months, Wal-Mart has been pushing its new face of corporate responsibility: After decades of sending work overseas through ruthless price competition, it's bringing them back to America, by committing to purchase hundreds of billions of dollars more in U.S.-made goods. But those manufacturing jobs, once they return, aren't going to look quite like they did in the past.

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