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Luzerne County property transactions, week of Oct. 30: Who bought what?

The following real-estate transactions were recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of Oct. 30, 2017: • Randy R. and Nancy S. Boldosser to Paus S. Rouse and Candace Abel-Rouse, 50 Lake Valley Dr., Black Creek Township, $145,000. • Joan L. Kalinoski to Heather B. Witthar, 10 E. […]

Comments - 8:24 pm

Advertiser Spotlight: Golden Mile Funding can help businesses when banks won’t

KINGSTON — Golden Mile Funding LLC is a company that funds local businesses in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties from their headquarters at 400 Third Ave., No. 315, Kingston. Company President Alan Peterson said that he and his partners started Skytop Business Loans in 2015, a company that still exists, but started Golden Mile in June […]

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Bargain business Grumpo’s Warehouse ‘best kept secret in Wilkes-Barre’

WILKES-BARRE — Married for almost 56 years, sharing a business for 34, Colette and John Wengryn were marking price tags at Grumpo’s Warehouse on a recent Tuesday. “How much for this?” John asked his wife, holding up a set of six tent pegs. Colette knew the answer, without consulting any charts: “$1.99.” “Since when?” John […]

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At Musical Energi in Wilkes-Barre, 70,000 items online — and more in the store

WILKES-BARRE — Walking into Musical Energi for the first time can be a bit intimidating, according to owner Jay Notartomaso. But you don’t need to take his word for it. Visiting the record store, at 24 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, might seem overwhelming at first, considering what feels like miles of music stacked on […]

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Wilkes-Barre Connect a ‘net’ gain for business community

WILKES-BARRE — If you’re looking to create and retain jobs for your business and you need support services to reach those goals, Wilkes-Barre Connect is ready to help. The organization was created in early 2016 by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce to encourage and foster new entrepreneurship and small-business growth in the area. Holly […]

Comments - 11:36 am - updated: 11:43 am.

Shop owner’s calling in Wilkes-Barre: Fixing phones (and other things)

WILKES-BARRE — Chris Piccolotti has seen plenty of smashed cellphones, cracked screens and busted game consoles. And he’s heard the stories behind most of them. “I’m usually pretty good at determining how it happened,” said the owner of Center City Repairs in Wilkes-Barre. But one job in particular stood out to him when a customer […]

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Sears, Whirlpool split after 100-year partnership

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears no longer will sell Whirlpool appliances, ending a business relationship that dates back more than a century. In a note sent to its stores last week, Sears said Whirlpool was making demands that would have made it difficult to sell its appliances at a competitive price. Sears has been ravaged […]

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Target: Customers want store to pause the ‘Christmas creep’

NEW YORK (AP) — Target says customers want the store to pause the “Christmas creep.” It says it wants to be more in tune with customers’ mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving. The retailer’s holiday plans also include a new e-gift service, adding kiosks that focus […]

Comments - 5:04 pm - updated: 1:30 pm.

503 men and women run the largest U.S. public companies. Only two are black.

The number of African-American chief executives among the largest U.S. public companies — already a tiny group — decreased by one this week when American Express announced the retirement of its longtime CEO, Kenneth I. Chenault. When he leaves the credit-card issuer’s corner office on Feb. 1, only two black chief executives will remain at […]

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White House: Business tax cuts aid families

WASHINGTON — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers who said the math was flawed. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims […]

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