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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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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. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Distinctive-STYLE-1.pdf http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_Distinctive-STYLE-COVER.jpg

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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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