Two new businesses open in downtown Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — The city has two new businesses on South Main Street — a tattoo parlor and a barber shop. Electric City Tattoo, which has another location in Scranton, opened July 14 at 94 S. Main St., known as the Allegheny Lofts building. Loyalty Barber Shop, with locations in Archbald and Scranton, will open Tuesday […]

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Spokesperson: Irish pub coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — Another dining option is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono in early August, a casino spokesman said Thursday. The yet-to-be-named Irish pub and eatery will be located near the main entrance and feature “weekend entertainment, authentic Irish fare, premium beverages and unique Celtic décor,” spokesman Cody Chapman said. More details will be available […]

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McDonald’s adds adult-size Big Mac onesie in clothing-line items it delivers

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — With McDonald’s now offering a delivery service, the fast food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonald’s describes the McDelivery Collection as “a selection of fun, fashion forward items you can […]

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Polish Connection opens on West Main Street in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Just in time for the upcoming Kielbasa Festival, the Polish Connection restaurant has opened on West Main Street. Owners Frank and Marie Ondish are serving up Polish favorites like pierogies, haluski, potato pancakes, kielbasa sandwiches and more. A grand opening was held last Saturday, July 15. The store/restaurant is on the section of […]

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Retailers see green for back-to-school shopping with recycled clothing

NEW YORK — For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material — but price still rules. Shoppers want quality and style in backpacks, jeans and the like without spending a lot more money. Retailers like […]

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Property transactions for the weeks of July 3, 10 and 17, 2017.

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the weeks of July 3, 10 and 17, 2017: • Lon Jr. and Heather L. Edmonds to Richard R. and Louise K. Whitenight, 50 E. Hollow Road, Nescopeck Township, $107,500. • Katherine Jarvis and Mary K. […]

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Winter is always coming for economy on ‘Game of Thrones’

WASHINGTON — From the North comes an army of ice zombies. From the East, an armada led by the “Mother of Dragons.” In the South, an evil queen plots world domination. The world of Game of Thrones may not sound much like our own. But after watching HBO’s hit series for six seasons, we’ve found […]

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Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

HOUSTON — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been […]

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Liz Weston: Chasing a dream? Fix your finances first

Mark Howard of Basalt, Colorado, earned a hefty six-figure income during his 25-year career in financial services. His dream, though, was to teach high school — a job that paid about $40,000 a year. When he floated the idea past his wife and business partner, Danielle Howard, her reaction was surprise and unease. He was […]

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US retail sales fall for a second month as consumers pull back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0.1 percent in May, the Commerce Department said Friday. Spending at retailers […]

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