Apple likely to test the bounds of iPhone love with newest model

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life. The unveiling of a dramatically redesigned iPhone will likely be the marquee moment today […]

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Property transfers from the week of September 4, 2017.

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of Sept. 4, 2017: • Mikhail Chinkaylo to Adam and Kimberly Fraley, 160 Kimberly Lane, Kingston Borough, $146,280. • Arden E. Fahey and Luzerne County Tax Claim Bureau to Ashrqat Ahmad Shehadeh, 139 W. […]

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Lego determined to get leaner

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — For Lego, it’s time to break down the blocks and start again. After building up sales aggressively since a near bankruptcy in 2004 through new ventures like films and new toy lines, the company seems to have hit a peak. Its sales are now falling for the first time in 13 years […]

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In ‘Gasland’ community, new tests revive old drilling debate

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) — The well water at Ken Morcom and Kim Grosso’s house is laced with so much explosive methane that a Pennsylvania environmental regulator who went there to collect samples this summer decided it would be safer to coast her SUV down the driveway. Morcom and Grosso want to leave but doubt they […]

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Driverless pizza deliveries to be tested starting today

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino’s and Ford are teaming to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars. Starting today, some pizzas in Domino’s hometown of Ann Arbor will […]

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Wells Fargo area president will step down in late September

WILKES-BARRE — Greg Collins, who served since 2009 as Wells Fargo’s community bank area president for Northeast Pennsylvania, will retire at the end of September. Until that time, Collins will continue serving the company, working to ensure a smooth transition of leadership across the region. A 25-year company veteran, Collins led more than 300 team […]

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Tom Salvo named circulation director for Times Leader Media Group

WILKES-BARRE — Tom Salvo has been named circulation director at the Times Leader Media Group, according to Publisher Mike Murray. Salvo started his career at The Philadelphia Inquirer as a district manager in the early 1980s and has more than 20 years of experience in newspapers. Before coming to the Times Leader, he worked in […]

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Riot Circus Arts training facility moves to new home in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — A new business has moved into town, taking up residence at a 200-year-old repurposed Methodist church. Riot Circus Arts, a training, health, wellness, fitness and events service focused on the aerial circus arts, recently moved from Rutter Avenue in Kingston to the church at 236 W. Main St. Riot Circus Arts owner Kayla […]

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Netflix makes 1st acquisition: comic book maker Millarworld

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service. Millarworld’s graphic novels “Kick-Ass,” ”Wanted” and “Kingsman” have already been turned into movies by major studios. Los Gatos, California-based Netflix didn’t disclose on Monday […]

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Man sells massive Nintendo collection to start business

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — A massive and nearly 100 percent complete original Nintendo collection has been sold. Nick Rodriguez, the 33-year-old collector, who kept a Nintendo collection worth thousands in a closet in his Irwin home decided this week to sell it all to Warp Zone, a video game store in Greensburg. “I was sad […]

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