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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 […]

Comments - 10:55 am - updated: 11:10 am.

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. […]

Comments - 8:30 am

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 […]

Comments - 11:39 am

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 […]

Comments - 6:08 pm

$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 […]

Comments - 6:00 pm

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 […]

Comments - 9:45 pm

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 […]

Comments - 6:44 pm

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 […]

Comments - 2:11 pm

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 […]

Comments - 5:45 pm

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