Plains gets new U-Haul location at Lou’s Auto Repair

PLAINS TWP. — U-Haul Company of Pennsylvania has announced that Lou’s Auto Repair has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Plains community. Lou’s Auto Repair at 510 N. Main St. will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment and moving supplies. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. […]

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6 tax breaks for pet owners you can actually get

You love your pet. He’s like your child after all. But the IRS doesn’t quite see it that way. The IRS takes the position that the money you spend on Fido or Fluffy is generally a personal expense. Your pet gives you pleasure like that latte you bought on your way to work this morning. […]

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ON THE MONEYNow is a critical time to pay off credit card debt

It’s always good to pay off your credit card debt, but now may be a better time than ever to do so. Americans’ debt levels have been growing and interest rates are rising — a combination that could put consumers in a bind if they carry a balance on their cards. The Federal Reserve said […]

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Their view: The right way to give your teen an allowance

Here’s an idea: Hand your teenagers hundreds of dollars in one lump sum and leave it up to them to manage the money for the next, say, six to 12 months. Anyone who’s ever had or been a teenager may quail at the thought, but experts say this approach actually can work much better than […]

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5 Things: What Yellen’s Fed tenure will be remembered for

WASHINGTON — When Janet Yellen leaves the Federal Reserve this weekend after four years as chair, her legacy will include having shattered a social barrier: She is the first woman to have led the world’s most powerful central bank, a position that carries enormous sway over the global economy. Yellen will be remembered, too, for […]

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Keurig buys Dr. Pepper Snapple, creating a beverage giant

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Keurig will buy Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, creating a beverage giant with about $11 billion in annual sales. The companies, both the result of previous mergers, will bring under one tent global brands like Dr. Pepper, 7UP, Snapple, A&W, Mott’s, Sunkist and Keurig’s single-serve coffee makers. The company is still vastly […]

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A trip to the Super Bowl or 8,051 RailRiders tickets?

Even though Super Bowl LII is less than a week away, Philadelphia Eagles fans still have time to book their trip to Minneapolis. But just how much would the trip north cost? Would it be worth it? Are there other, and maybe better, options to better spend your money and still get that Super Bowl […]

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New headquaters, expanding workforce at Guard

WILKES-BARRE — Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance, having moved its headquarters to downtown Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square, is now in the process of filling about 170 jobs it says have been made possible by the move. The project, which began late last year, is well underway with many departments having moved to the building at 39 Public […]

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Authentically handmade? How to know

NEW YORK — Guatemalan women skilled in traditional Mayan beadwork technique have made chic pillows and pouches for West Elm. Hand-dyers in India, using petals collected from discarded Hindu temple floral offerings, help craft scarves for Eileen Fisher and Anthropologie. Baskets hand-woven in Rwanda are part of the home decor collection at Macy’s. Craftspeople in […]

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Should we pay people to save?

Long ago, people were rewarded for saving. Banks contributed something known as “interest” to the amounts deposited in savings accounts. OK, technically they still do, but you’d be forgiven for not noticing the tiny amounts added in a low-rate environment. The current average interest rate on savings accounts is 0.06 percent. Anemic rates may not […]

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