Pittston Walmart set for grand reopening

PITTSTON — Pittston area residents will get their first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter on Route 315 on Friday. A grand reopening, ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 8 a.m. “We’re looking forward to re-introducing our store to the community with expanded offerings and a fresh look,” said Store Manager Roger Orlandini. “Our everyday low […]

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Pennsylvania liquor stores to increase prices on 422 items

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state-owned liquor stores are using new power over pricing to increase the cost of 422 items at the end of this month. Liquor Control Board communications director Elizabeth Brassell said Wednesday that 393 of the increases will amount to $1 per bottle. A 2016 state law gives the agency authority […]

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Want to stand out? Check out the Times Leader ‘Distinctive Style’ section

Fall into fashion with the Times Leader’s special section “Distinctive Style,” where we highlight local boutiques, shops and salons. We introduce you to some of the top trends for the upcoming seasons from some our favorite places in NEPA.

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FDA looking to lower nicotine level in cigarettes so they’re not so addictive

For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive. U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency’s staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate nicotine levels but hasn’t done […]

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WBS Airport sets another passenger record

PITTSTON TWP. — For the second straight month, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has set an all-time record for passenger travel. At the June meeting of the airport board, Executive Director Carl Beardsley Jr. reported that May was the best month in history for passenger travel — 24,088 to be exact — a 17.5 percent increase […]

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Sweet success: Hershey profit soars on higher demand for Easter candy

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Hershey, the maker of Milk Duds and Reese’s peanut butter cups, said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit soared 40 percent thanks to higher demand for its Easter-related chocolate and candy. But the company also warned that people are making fewer shopping trips, making it less likely that they’ll pick up its […]

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McCarthy Tire lawyer makes ‘Rising Stars’ list

WILKES-BARRE — Colleen Horn Doyle, legal counsel for McCarthy Tire Service, has been named to the prestigious “2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers, a national rating service of outstanding lawyers. The “Rising Stars” list recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. […]

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Judge halts Sunoco pipeline work in eastern Pennsylvania

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An administrative law judge has temporarily halted work on part of a natural gas pipeline in eastern Pennsylvania. The judge wants the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to hear and rule on whether Sunoco violated a 2015 settlement agreement with West Goshen Township. The township in Chester County contends Sunoco jumped […]

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Yes, you can buy happiness

WASHINGTON — Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time. People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don’t, new research finds. Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 people in four countries and also ran […]

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$2.7B Google fine could just be the start

SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of the European regulatory assault that’s headed its way. In June, a European Commission ruling slapped down Google for abusing […]

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