Kale Home Expo chairman

December 13, 2012

Kale Home Expo chairman

The Building Industry Association of NEPA announced Ken Kale, owner of Full Phaze Construction, has been named the chairman of the 2013 Home Expo March 1, 2 and 3 at the 109th Field Artillery Armory, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Kale has added many new features to the Expo and has dedicated a large portion of activities to Candy's Place Charity.

The Expo will feature approximately 100 booth spaces filled by many local home builders, remodelers, financial, and home-related services. Also featured: local Pennsylvania wineries and cheese and candy makers in a special wine tasting area of the show.

Booth space reservations are now being accepted by calling the BIA office at 287-33321 or Susie at 287-5313.

Honda issues recall

Honda is recalling more than 870,000 minivans and SUVs worldwide because they can roll away even though drivers have removed the keys from the ignition.

The recall announced Wednesday affects older-model vehicles sold mainly in the United States.

CEOs: No hiring dip coming

A survey of U.S. chief executives shows the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers is essentially unchanged versus three months ago, although fewer expect hiring to decrease.

The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that 29 percent of its member CEOs plan to increase hiring over the next six months, the same as in September when the group released its previous quarterly survey.

But only 29 percent expect hiring to decrease versus 34 percent in the previous report.

American unveils new fares

American will charge up to $88 more per round trip for passengers who want a basic ticket that includes checking baggage or changing the reservation later on. Currently the airline levies separate fees for those and other extras for everyone except premium passengers.

It's calling the new fare levels Choice, Choice Essential and Choice Plus.