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Schiel’s Family Market launches Click & Go Powered by Rosie

WILKES-BARRE — Schiel’s Family Markets has been a staple of the Wilkes Barre community for 18 years, providing customers with fresh groceries and a friendly customer experience. Their new online shopping platform — Schiel’s Family Market Click & Go — is Powered by Rosie, a service that will deliver the same quality groceries and unparalleled […]

Comments - 11:59 am

Apple’s vow: New campus, 20K hires

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country’s new tax law. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after […]

Comments - 9:35 am

Can robots save mankind?

HONG KONG — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining artificial intelligence […]

Comments - 9:37 pm

Q&A: What Facebook’s shift could mean to users, businesses

NEW YORK — In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have “meaningful” conversations with — something the company laments has been lost in the sea of videos, news […]

Comments - 12:19 am

Some utility rates could go down after US corporate tax cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent. The tax overhaul that went into effect Jan. […]

Comments - 10:10 am

Business on ice: Deep freeze, snow hurt small companies

NEW YORK — When the temperature in New York plunged, so did revenue at Tanya Lim’s dog-walking service. Many of Lim’s clients were among the people who decided to work from home because of the cold, so they didn’t need her services. On a day when she and her three fellow dog-walkers would normally have […]

Comments - 12:09 am

Medical credit cards can mean aches and pains for patients

WASHINGTON — Few people look forward to a trip to the doctor or dentist, especially if they’re not sure how they will pay for it. Some choose to use a special kind of credit card offered by medical professionals to pay for care at certain locations or networks. Often pitched by office assistants, they can […]

Comments - 12:09 am

Why you should save for something fun

Financial planners tend to have firm ideas about the most important goals: You should save for retirement, pay off debt and build an emergency fund. Buying a pair of $200 sneakers or an ultra-high definition TV is probably not on that list. But maybe saving for something you really, really want isn’t frivolous. It may […]

Comments - 10:01 pm

What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology’s gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future. From a distance, the mechanical humanoids on a strip-club stage looked something like real dancers in robot drag. But close up, they […]

Comments - 10:39 pm

Behind the smart gadgets, Amazon and Google are waging war

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The flash of the CES technology show in Las Vegas is all about robots, drones and smart gadgets. But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events. But these tech giants have built an imposing […]

Comments - 12:12 am

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