Business: Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing
Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis." Continue reading
U.S.: Gov’t taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud
Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the government for replacement cards. Continue reading
World: Pakistan seeks face-saving formula in NATO talks
Pakistan is unlikely to re-open supply routes to NATO troops in Afghanistan unless the United States offers a politically acceptable formula in talks on ending a six-month standoff on the issue, a Pakistani official said on Thursday. Continue reading
Out of the Ordinary: Man survives 2,400-foot helicopter jump without a parachute
Stuntman Gary Connery has pulled off a truly amazing feat, jumping 2,400 from a helicopter and landing safely on the ground without the use of a parachute. Continue reading
Pa. beer wholesalers take stand against liquor privatization
Beer wholesalers in Pennsylvania are speaking out against ending the state’s longtime liquor monopoly.
Lancaster DID renewal set for shorter term
With no complaints or comments so far, the plan for the renewal of Lancaster's Downtown Improvement District is more than halfway through a year-long process toward approval.
Midstate group: Doing business locally keeps money in community
In the more than a year and a half since its founding, the midstate's Buy Local Coalition has grown rapidly as a way to increase the opportunities for local firms to network with each other to keep money circulating in the community.
Budget office: Tax hikes, budget cuts could earn recession
The Congressional Budget Office warned that the country could be thrown into a recession if Congress tries to reduce the nation's deficit quickly with a combination of budget cuts and higher taxes scheduled to take place at the end of the year.
Some big firms got Facebook warning
Capital Research & Management wanted to buy into the Facebook Inc. initial public offering. But days before the IPO, an underwriting bank on the deal warned the big investment firm about Facebook's dimming revenue prospects.
Private firms gain relief
The foundation that oversees accounting rule-making created a panel aimed at making it easier for millions of privately held companies to follow accounting standards.
Individual health policies fall short, a study finds
More than half of all medical insurance policies sold to individuals now fail to meet the standards of coverage set by the federal health care law under review by the Supreme Court, a new study says.
Insecurity touches the tycoons of Greece
While money pours out of Greek banks and Europe debates whether or not Greece deserves its next handout, the people potentially in the best position to help shore up the nation’s finances are mainly keeping their heads down.
Start early to get ahead
What does being ready for elementary school really mean? It used to mean starting the first day of school with all the supplies on the list, but now, more and more parents are aware of the positive effects of a high-quality early childhood education for their child’s success...Read More »
Avoiding hives–or worse–when sending your food-allergic tot to preschool
Four-and-a half-year-old Nora Flaherty has a classroom of little PALS at the Dickinson College Children’s Center in Carlisle who help keep her safe from peanuts and tree nuts. It was two years ago when Nora’s mother, Heather, first had the displeasure of watching her daughter’s face fill out like a helium balloon after she ate Chinese takeout noodles cooked in peanut oil...Read More »
Trisomy 13 teaches a family about grief
It was a moment the expectant mother will never forget. During a routine ultrasound in July of 2011, doctors noticed some abnormalities in Devany LeDrew’s 22-week-old pregnancy...Read More »