More young Americans out of high school also out of work
For this generation of young people, the future looks bleak. Only one in six is working full time. Three out of five live with their parents or other relatives. A large majority — 73 percent — think they need more education to find a successful career, but only half of those say they will definitely enroll in the next few years.
Nasdaq weighs fee discount
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is considering offering discounted trading fees to the financial firms that lost money after the exchange botched their trades during the ill-fated debut of Facebook Inc. shares, people familiar with the matter said.
Germany grapples with role in rescue
As Europe careens deeper into political and economic crisis, the immediate survival of the euro turns more than ever on a single question: Will Germany act?
Buffett discloses Lee stake
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed a 3 percent stake in newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises Inc. Tuesday, after the Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the company's proposal to have its investment treated as confidential.
Greece warns of going broke as tax proceeds dry up
As European leaders grapple with how to preserve their monetary union, Greece is rapidly running out of money.
Building your own clock might not be as hard as it sounds. Kids who visit the Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia will get the chance...Read More »
County commissioners group backs part of Corbett budget plan
A major component of Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal — phasing seven county-run human services programs into one block grant system — has been agreed to by the statewide association representing county commissionersRead More »
Policy group criticizes Corbett for Shell $1.65B tax credits
The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center today criticized Gov. Tom Corbett for news that his administration could offer Shell Oil Co. up to $1.65 billion in tax credits to locate its natural gas processing plant in western Pennsylvania.Read More »
Payday lending bill nears final House vote
The state House is scheduled to take its third and final vote today on a bill that would bring payday lending to Pennsylvania.Read More »
Pricing it right makes all the difference
As Central PA enters the “hot phase' of the 2012 market — June and July — many owners are wondering why their home hasn't sold yet even though it's been on the market for a few months now.Read More »
DEP launches natural gas vehicle website, assistance plan
The state has launched a website and plan to help commercial and municipal vehicle fleet owners make decisions about converting to compressed and liquefied natural gas, according to a news release.Read More »
Pa. Senate slated to pass unemployment compensation fix
The state Senate today is expected to pass a Republican-backed plan to sell as much as $4.5 billion in bonds to pay off the commonwealth's unemployment compensation debt to the federal government.Read More »
Apple, Google expand their battle to mobile maps
Since they got together in 2007, the iPhone and Google Maps have seemed like ideal digital bedfellows. But not for long. Mobile map technology is about to become the latest battleground in the two tech giants' escalating war over who dominates the future of computing.Read More »
Promoting nutrition, Disney to restrict junk-food ads
The Walt Disney Company, in an effort to address concerns about entertainment’s role in childhood obesity, plans to announce on Tuesday that all products advertised on its child-focused television channels, radio stations and Web sites must comply with a strict new set of nutritional standards.Read More »
Sands ordered to accept guard union
Over the past 23 years, Sheldon Adelson has built the world's largest casino company — bigger than the next 10 competitors combined. He's done it without having a single of his 40,000 workers in Bethlehem, Las Vegas and Asia join a labor union.Read More »