CVS bids $69 billion for Aetna amid health care changes

Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans’ health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services. The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will pay about $207 in cash and […]

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A&A Auto’s new ‘super store’ nearing completion

WILKES-BARRE — A new A&A Auto “super store” could be open by the end of the year in Kingston. Rudy Forlenza, general manager and director of retail facilities for A&A, said the company will consolidate its current Wilkes-Barre and Kingston sores into one new, much bigger facility. Construction of the new store is nearing completion […]

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Cyber Monday more popular than ever

With the busiest shopping weekend of the year over, bargain hunters still had plenty of deals to entice them during what’s become known as Cyber Monday. Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township was just one of the local places offering discounts on Monday. “There are some pretty good deals to be had,” said Steve Poremba, […]

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Advertiser spotlight: Roll Call 911 right on target

SCRANTON — Roll Call 911 is more than a gun shop. According to Joe Harris, who co-owns the store with his father, Tom, there is not another store like the shop, which is located at 701 Hudson Ave. “There’s nothing that I can really compare it to. We are absolutely unique in many regards,” he […]

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New CFO named at Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — With more than two decades in the casino industry, most recently as vice president of finance at Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge, La., Bradford Cobb has joined the executive team at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township as its new chief financial officer. As CFO, Cobb will oversee the financial accounting, regulatory […]

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Amazon enters holidays with stores that aren’t online

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon goes into the holiday season with a newly magnified brick-and-mortar presence, giving it more opportunities to sell its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and other gadgets. The online retailer now has more than a dozen Amazon Books stores, which also sell toys, electronics and small gifts. Kohl’s has carved out space […]

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Advertiser Spotlight: Humphreys, ‘the old-fashioned, hometown’ shoe store

SHAVERTOWN — Humphreys Bootery and Bags has been selling casual footwear in its community for years — it will celebrate its 60th birthday in 2018. The store, at 1900 Memorial Highway, Shavertown, in the Back Mountain Shopping Center, opened in this location in 1958, and currently sells men’s and women’s casual footwear, children’s UGG boots, […]

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Safety group: Stay away from these toys …

BOSTON (AP) — Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list Tuesday at a Boston children’s hospital. The nonprofit organization has […]

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Luzerne County property transactions, week of Oct. 30: Who bought what?

The following real-estate transactions were recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of Oct. 30, 2017: • Randy R. and Nancy S. Boldosser to Paus S. Rouse and Candace Abel-Rouse, 50 Lake Valley Dr., Black Creek Township, $145,000. • Joan L. Kalinoski to Heather B. Witthar, 10 E. […]

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Advertiser Spotlight: Golden Mile Funding can help businesses when banks won’t

KINGSTON — Golden Mile Funding LLC is a company that funds local businesses in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties from their headquarters at 400 Third Ave., No. 315, Kingston. Company President Alan Peterson said that he and his partners started Skytop Business Loans in 2015, a company that still exists, but started Golden Mile in June […]

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