Concept cars from Japan automakers offer glimpse into future

DETROIT — Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas — and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals — with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opened to the public Saturday. Concepts are used to test […]

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6 ways to get rid of bad gifts

NEW YORK — With the holidays gone, some people still have bad gifts hanging around. Time is ticking, since many retailers have 30-day return windows. But those who have waited can still find a few ways to discard weird sweaters or duplicate air fryers. That includes selling them on eBay, using gift-swapping sites or donating […]

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Property Transfers

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the weeks of Jan. 8 and Jan. 15: • Thomas E. Ladamus to BSL Real Estate LLC, 48 Carr Ave., Dallas, $107,500. • The estate of Leonard J. Yenchek to David John Jr. and Jacalyn Dixon, […]

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Lord & Taylor center in Wilkes-Barre Township confirms 200 layoffs

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Lord & Taylor distribution center on Highland Park Boulevard has notified the state Department of Labor & Industry that it is laying off 202 workers in March and April. The L&I website indicates the layoffs are due to “closure,” but Lord & Taylor’s parent company HBC says the local center is […]

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Schiel’s Family Market launches Click & Go online shopping

WILKES-BARRE — Schiel’s Family Market, a staple of the Wilkes-Barre community for 18 years, has a new online shopping platform. Known as Schiel’s Family Market Click & Go, the service will deliver the same quality groceries and unparalleled service that customers love while adding the convenience and flexibility of shopping from anywhere, and on any […]

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Apple’s vow: New campus, 20K hires

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country’s new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after […]

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Can robots save mankind?

HONG KONG — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining artificial intelligence […]

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Q&A: What Facebook’s shift could mean to users, businesses

NEW YORK — In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have “meaningful” conversations with — something the company laments has been lost in the sea of videos, news […]

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Some utility rates could go down after US corporate tax cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent. The tax overhaul that went into effect Jan. […]

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Business on ice: Deep freeze, snow hurt small companies

NEW YORK — When the temperature in New York plunged, so did revenue at Tanya Lim’s dog-walking service. Many of Lim’s clients were among the people who decided to work from home because of the cold, so they didn’t need her services. On a day when she and her three fellow dog-walkers would normally have […]

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