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Apple looks into reports of iPhone 8 Plus splitting open

Apple has confirmed it is looking into reports that two user’s iPhone 8 Plus phones split open shortly after they were purchased. The reports — one in Taiwan, one in Japan — made the rounds on social media this week, showing images of smartphones in which the screen had separated from the rest of the […]

Comments - 10:21 am - updated: 10:30 am.

With eye on healthy eating, Kellogg’s makes CEO hire

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg’s CEO is retiring and will be succeeded by an executive from a vitamin and protein bar company, as packaged food makers try to keep customers who are looking for healthier products. The maker of Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts and Eggo waffles said Chief Executive John Bryant will be replaced by Steven […]

Comments - 3:33 pm - updated: 3:41 pm.

Sonic restaurant chain potentially the latest to be hit by a hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants. The fast-food chain said in a statement that its credit-card processor told them about the incident last week and that it’s now “working to understand the nature and scope of this issue.” It did not […]

Comments - 7:10 pm

Target eventually raising minimum wage to $15

NEW YORK — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers. The initiative announced Monday is part of […]

Comments - 2:48 pm - updated: 2:51 pm.

Tobyhanna Army Depot specialists cut hours from procedure with innovation

TOBYHANNA TWP. — Out-of-the-box thinking helped three Tobyhanna Army Depot visionaries realize a goal of minimizing human errors by reducing human participation in a testing process. It was an innovative idea made real by information technology specialists Brian Medwetz, of Mountain Top, John Kostiak, of Avoca, and Patrick Noel, of Waymart, who work in the […]

Comments - 6:14 pm - updated: 6:18 pm.

Adidas overtakes Jordan Brand for No. 2 spot behind Nike in U.S. sneaker sales

In a rapid rebound, Adidas has moved past Jordan Brand to reach No. 2 in U.S. sneaker sales. According to the market-research firm NPD Group, the German-based apparel company, which was struggling just a couple of years ago, has returned to being second behind industry goliath Nike. Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike. “This […]

Comments - 2:00 pm

Site of former chain restaurant in Wilkes-Barre to open as Valley Diner

WILKES-BARRE — The site of a former franchise restaurant on Kidder Street will be transformed into the Valley Diner. A sign outside the vacant Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon is advertising the new business, saying it will be “coming soon.” Lone Star closed in January 2015. BV Belk Properties of Charlotte, N.C., has advertised the […]

Comments - 11:47 am - updated: 5:56 pm.

Property transfers recorded in Luzerne County Sept. 11 to Sept. 15

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of Sept. 11, 2017: • Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Owen Loan Servicing LLC to Reynaldo Diaz-Rodriguez, 57-59 N. Pine St., Hazleton City, $78,000. The following real estate transactions have been recorded in […]

Comments - 12:57 pm - updated: 1:02 pm.

Apple unveils iPhone X, but will you pay $1,000 for it?

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest and most expensive phone — the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big test for both Apple and consumers. Will people be willing to shell out really big bucks for […]

Comments - 11:30 am

National Toy Hall of Fame selects 12 finalists for induction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The contenders for the Class of 2017 were announced Tuesday. Also up for the honor are the board games Risk and Clue, the Magic 8 ball, […]

Comments - 5:50 pm

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