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Pennsylvania employers added 20,000 jobs in June

Hiring in Pennsylvania rebounded in June as employers added 20,000 workers to their payrolls. Employers recovered all the jobs lost in May, when they shed 7,800 ...
Owners rush to refinance at lower rates
The last time Mark McCollam refinanced the loan on his three-bedroom house in Los Angeles, he figured mortgage rates would only head higher from there. ...
Volkswagen emissions remedy ready, dealers say
DETROIT — Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger ...
Uber, Lyft offer car rental, lease options to lure drivers; critics call prices predatory
No car? No problem for ride- sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The companies are offering rentals, leases and financing deals aimed at getting ...
Worst over for oil market crash, industry giants Schlumberger, Halliburton say
The world's two largest providers of oilfield drilling and fracking services have declared that the worst is likely over in the 2-year-old oil market crash. Schlumberger ...
The ins, outs of electric power assisted steering
Question: I'm getting ready to buy a new car and am trying to sort out a few things that are new to me. One of ...
2016 Lexus RC 200t meets high expectations
Entry level, sometimes, is all you need. It all depends on how and where you enter. If you get there in a 2016 Lexus RC 200t, ...
2016 Mazda CX-9 has new look, engine
Mazda gave the CX-9 bolder styling, a new engine and superb handling for 2016, making it a seven-passenger SUV that separates itself from the crowd. ...
Telecoms rally, push stocks to 4th week of gains
NEW YORK — Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9.86 points, or 0.5 ...
PPG sells flat glass division, ending 'historic' era in Pittsburgh
PPG Industries Inc. ended a more than 130-year run as a flat glass manufacturer Thursday as it agreed to sell that part of its operation ...
Trib Total Media offers buyouts
Trib Total Media, publisher of the Tribune-Review daily newspapers and its affiliated Gateway weeklies, is offering buyout opportunities to select full-time employees. "As the media landscape ...
First National Bank parent buying Carolinas bank Yadkin Financial
First National Bank parent F.N.B. Corp. is pushing into the Carolinas with a $1.4 billion deal to buy Raleigh-based Yadkin Financial Corp. The all-stock acquisition, announced ...
7 tricks that make your iPhone or iPad better
Most iPhone and iPad users know that their gadgets will recharge about 25 percent faster if they put them in Airplane Mode and plug them ...
Empty nesters missing out on chance to save, study shows
CHICAGO — Raising kids costs a lot of money, so when they finally strike out on their own it stands to reason that parents would ...
Justice Department opposes Anthem-Cigna merger
The Justice Department on Thursday sued to block the $54 billion mega-merger of Anthem and Cigna, arguing it would eliminate competition, "harming millions of American ...
Stocks pull back, halting record-setting win streak
NEW YORK — A mixed set of earnings reports on Thursday put at least a temporary halt to the stock market's record-setting run. The ...
Roundup: Homes sales improve in June to best pace since early 2007; more
Homes sales improve in June; pace is best since February 2007 Americans purchased more homes in June — the fourth consecutive monthly gain — as ...
BNY Mellon sees dip in 2nd quarter profit
Bank of New York Mellon struggled with declining revenue in the second quarter and executives promised to hold costs down for the rest of the ...
Bad credit scores can lead to a lifetime of financial headaches
Most Americans know that a good credit score is essential to the health of their personal finances. But many may not realize that a bad score ...
U.S. Steel will rescind policy that government says discourages injury reporting
U.S. Steel Corp. agreed to rescind a policy that the government had alleged was discouraging employees from reporting workplace injuries. The company made the change as ...

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