WILKES-BARRE — Patrons of the Anthracite Cafe will be able to be seated in the Coal Bin starting Saturday.
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry released its statewide unemployment report showing an increase of one-tenth of a percent increase for August, but is three-tenths of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 6.1...
WILKES-BARRE — Hoping to give students the experience in entrepreneurial thinking to succeed, Wilkes University appointed Dr. Rodney Ridley Sr. to lead the Allan P. Kirby Center of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Developer Robert Tamburro confirmed today the former Ground Round restaurant building on Mundy Street is being expanded from 5,000 to 12,000 square feet. Two new tenants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Vitamin Shop have signed...
A new Motel 6 officially joined the hospitality district along Highland Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, Wednesday. The 78-room facility's grand opening attracted local officials and G6 franchise representatives. The new hotel is part of a new...
WILKES-BARRE — Shurfine distributor Associated Wholesalers Inc. filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy last week, creating a ripple of concern through regionally owned supermarkets, but grocers contend shelves will remain stocked.
Coca-Cola has answered the prayers of many, many 90's kids. USA Today reports that Surge is back...
AVOCA — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, announced Monday the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $4.1 million grant to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to support a taxiway extension at the airport.
MOUNTAIN TOP — At age 16, Kyle Lisicki found himself in the role of vice president of sales and marketing for the Titan Gold cellphone company.
My favorite part of fall is decorating. Mums, pumpkins, colored leaves, it can look so pretty and make a home inviting. The local farmers markets are boasting lots of natural options to add pizzazz to any front porch.
Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
NEW YORK — Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.
NEW YORK — RadioShack warned Thursday that it may need to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization if it can't rework its debt or find another way to ease a cash crunch.
DALLAS — Aviation experts say some struggling regional airlines could fail, leading to reduced services and higher fares at smaller airports, but the director of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International doesn't anticipate problems...
WILKES-BARRE — Greg Johansen thought he would be an employer's dream.
CUPERTINO, Calif. — For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since...
At the Apple event underway in Cupertino, Calif., Chief Executive Tim Cook unveiled Apple Watch, “the most personal device we've ever created,” he said.
NEW YORK — General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home.
PITTSTON TWP. — Three years ago this week, the muddy waters of the Susquehanna flowed through GT Fabrication Inc. To avoid a repeat, the company has secured financing to move the business to higher ground.
Our region is fortunate to have an enthusiastic base of community volunteers. They come from various backgrounds and age groups to enhance our local churches, synagogues, fire companies, ambulance associations, youth athletic leagues and many other...
Penn State Wilkes-BarreNew faculty and staff members have been announced for the 2014-2015 academic year.
With school back in swing, fall sports, and other activities, I think I've entered the ranks of many parents who are constantly on the go. How we keep it all going is a carefully managed juggling act.
WASHINGTON — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns.
Dairylea Cooperative Inc. recently recognized Bloss Family Farm of Wapwallopen as a Pride of Dairylea recipient.
WILKES-BARRE — Homeowners struggling to meet monthly payments still have time to refinance through the Home Affordable Refinance Program, but many are not fully aware of the program.
SCRANTON — A new-medically equipped helicopter is the newest addition to Commonwealth Health's Critical Care Transport Team, said Renita Fennick, spokeswoman for Commonwealth Health.
To reduce the cost of a college education, know the right questions to ask. One way that a student can significantly reduce his or her college costs is by looking...
WILKES-BARRE — Jobs and potential employees — Luzerne County seems to have a pool of both — but a gap in skills is driving a wedge between the two.
While the egg industry in general has had sales as flat as a crepe, Eggland's Best L.L.C., a producer of higher-nutrition eggs, has seen unit sales increase by double digits each of the last 17 years, an average of 14 percent each year, said...
AAA Insurance has earned “Brand of the Year” status for its property and casualty insurance offerings, according to the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. AAA Insurance was the highest among competitors in...
Well here we are, marking Labor Day weekend already.
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.
WILKES-BARRE — As the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act approaches, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center is offering a series of webinars to help local business owners understand their responsibilities and...
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board opened its new, re-branded Fine Wine & Good Spirits store Thursday at the Pittston Crossings Shopping Center on Route 315.
CANADENSIS — An old-time Pocono resort in operation since 1953 has been sold.The Pocono Record newspaper reported that the Daniels Top-O-the-Poconos Family Resort near Canadensis sold last weekend for $1.3 million.
WILKES-BARRE — A new bar will open on South Main Street in the fall, and promoters hope it will help stir up the city's nightlife.
A $10 million state grant awarded to the Reading & Northern Railroad will aid in the construction of a bridge over the Lehigh River creating a railway connection to the Northeast from the Philadelphia region.
DURYEA — A new type of porous glass made locally is helping purify drugs in medical research and protect aircraft in the aerospace industry.
With 6,900 fewer persons officially unemployed than a year earlier, the jobless rate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area edged down by one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 6.8 percent, the lowest since October 2008, according to figures released...
WILKES-BARRE — Mia Bella fragrances have drifted to the shores of South Korea, United Kingdom and Germany with trade advisers from The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance guiding the way through the sea of market research and export...
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We have talked about it. We have written about it. And for the last few weeks, we have wallowed in it.
Labor Day means school begins this coming week for many area school districts, the college students are back in town, football season, and, yes, the stores will be pushing Halloween candy and decorations.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — With a grand opening planned for next week, Bob's Discount Furniture will be joining the list of new retail businesses opening in Wilkes-Barre Township this year.
WILKES-BARRE — Area companies will be highlighting employment opportunities and collect information on job candidates for future recruitment during The Times Leader September Career Fair.
HAZLE TWP. — A snip of scissors Thursday on a navy blue ribbon signified the opening of a new one million square foot American Eagle Outfitters distribution center in the Humboldt Industrial Park.