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Online shopping bigger part of nation’s Black Friday puzzle

November 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11. more »»

New business spotlight on Glamour and Sass Nail Spa and Salon

November 29, 2015 It’s the type of place that brings a potpourri of offerings targeted toward beauty. Glamour and Sass Nail Spa and Salon does hair styling, cutting and coloring. more »»

Events and seminars

November 29, 2015 Society to host holiday party The West Branch Human Resource Society will hold Jingle Mingle from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9, at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive. more »»

Iran attracts investors with new oil contracts

November 29, 2015 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and... more »»

Chinese Chamber of Commerce officials visit

November 29, 2015 On Nov. 11, Dr. Vince Matteo, president and CEO of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, welcomed a delegation of Chinese business leaders. more »»

Regional bank announces cash dividend for quarter

November 29, 2015 Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. has announced that the company’s board of directors declared a fourth quarter 2015 cash dividend of $0.47 per share. more »»

Everyone loves delivery same day, until they have to pay

November 27, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it? That’s the problem merchants face as the busy holiday shopping season approaches. more »»

US consumer confidence falls hard in November

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Confidence in the economy eroded this month as Americans became more worried about the job market. more »»

Nestle confirms labor abuse among seafood suppliers

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA’s supply chains. more »»

$160 billion deal to combine Pfizer, Allergan raises outcry

November 24, 2015 By The Associated Press A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in whic... more »»

Area ranks 2nd on ‘least affected’ list

November 22, 2015 If you live in Williamsport or the surrounding area, your dollars are liable to bring you a lot more bang for the buck than many other places in the U.S. more »»

People in business

November 22, 2015 Senior vice president added to bank’s board Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. and R. Edward Nestlerode, Jr., chairman of the board of Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. more »»

Secret settlement for sugar, corn industries

November 22, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bitter billion-dollar battle in the sweetener wars came to an end Friday as sugar processors and the makers of high fructose corn syrup announced a secret out-of-court settlement. more »»

Events and seminars

November 22, 2015 Seminar looks at 1st steps Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will hold a “First... more »»

Nevada issues health guidelines for cryotherapy

November 22, 2015 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say... more »»

Ford workers narrowly approve new contract

November 22, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers. more »»

Marriott becomes world’s largest hotelier with Starwood purchase

November 17, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $1. more »»

‘McPick 2’: McDonald’s replacement for Dollar Menu

November 17, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the Dollar Menu, take two. McDonald’s hopes it has a catchy, new deal that will be as hugely popular as its Dollar Menu. more »»

Company growing, diversifying

November 15, 2015 A Williamsport company has found growth through diversification and perhaps a bit of risk taking. more »»

New business spotlight on South Side Ink Tattoos

November 15, 2015 Jeannette Angelique Valceda-Miller has long had that artistic touch. Now, she permanently displays some of her works on her clients. more »»



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