Business: Buffett’s firm buys 10M share stake in GM
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a new 10-million share stake in General Motors Co. in the first quarter. The investment comes as the Detroit automaker continues to rebound from bankruptcy three years ago. Fueled by U.S. vehicle sales, it posted first-quarter net income of $1 billion. Continue reading
U.S.: Obama issues veto threat against House defense bill
President Barack Obama threatened on Tuesday to veto a defense policy bill in the House of Representatives that would authorize higher Pentagon spending and tie his hands on national security issues from nuclear arms reductions to handling war detainees. Continue reading
World: Concerned about a euro exit, Greeks pull funds from banks
Greece's president spoke of "fear that could develop into panic" at the country's banks in the weeks before fresh elections that could precipitate Athens exit from the euro zone. Continue reading
Out of the Ordinary: Egg-throwing hostilities end in murder
What started as two neighbors throwing eggs at each other's apartments ended with the death of an innocent man stabbed in the back. Continue reading
Program trains veterans for high-demand jobs
A new Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor education benefit program helps train veterans in high demand occupations. Veterans may start applying immediately.
Hbg. Mayor: Focus on recovery plan, not bankruptcy
City Mayor Linda D. Thompson reiterated Tuesday that the court ordered financial recovery plan continues to be implemented in each city administration department by teams composed of department directors and appointed representatives who have direct responsibility for implementing each department initiative called for in the recovery plan.
Disputed casino license gets closer to market
The efforts to put a Pennsylvania casino license back out for bid and potentially make it available outside Philadelphia have taken significant steps forward in the past several weeks.
Former Hall’s Cafe now Rumplebrewskins
A new restaurant, Rumplebrewskins, has opened at the former home of Hall's Café at 834 N. Plum St.
Amazon ramps up its top offer of the day: jobs
Amazon.com Inc. has set a torrid hiring pace in recent months, accelerating a rate of employee acquisitions that was already well ahead of most large corporations.
Dimon survives votes on pay, chairmanship
The CEO of JPMorgan Chase survived a shareholder push Tuesday to strip him of the title of chairman of the board, five days after he disclosed a $2 billion trading loss by the bank.
Shift by U.S. muddles solar imports case
Renewable energy companies around the world are awaiting a decision Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department on whether to impose anti-dumping tariffs on solar panels imported from China, as a little-noticed policy shift by the department last year has made the outcome of the case unusually hard to predict.
GM says Facebook ads don’t pay off
General Motors Co. plans to stop advertising with Facebook Inc. after deciding that paid ads on the site have little impact on consumers' car purchases, according to a GM official.
Freedom Toyota To Help Senior Drivers Stay Safer Longer
HARRISBURG, Pa. In an effort to help area baby boomers and seniors use their personal cars and driving accessories safely and effectively, Freedom Toyota will show attendees at the Dauphin County 50Plus Expo why it is important to re-adjust car settings and equipment as their physical capabilities change. The Harrisburg dealership is partnering with area AAA (American Automobile Association) offices to help aging drivers understand the interaction between their changing physical...Read More »
Bill would raise Pa. Turnpike speed limit to 70 mph
The state House Transportation Committee has advanced a bill that would increase speed limits on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to 70 mph for all vehicles.Read More »
Susquehanna Bancshares names treasurer
A former Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. executive is returning to the company this summer.Read More »