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Unemployment falls in 75 pct. of US cities

November 3, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in about three-quarters of large U.S. cities in September, a sign that the nation’s modest job gains that month occurred across most of the country. more »»

Oil price rises on economy

November 3, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil climbed Wednesday with investors focusing on upbeat news about the U.S. economy. Benchmark crude rose 44 cents to $92. more »»

Most firms restore 401(k) matches

November 3, 2011 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Most of the companies that either suspended or reduced their 401(k) matches during the economic downturn have reinstated them, business consultant Towers Watson said in a... more »»

Consumers’ income stalls, but spending gets boost

October 29, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ incomes have stagnated for three straight months. Yet they boosted their spending in September 0.6 percent — three times the increase in August. more »»

Oil prices go down

October 29, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are lower alongside modest declines on Wall Street as investors acknowledge that Europe needs to tighten its belt for years. Benchmark crude fell 52 cents to $93. more »»

Whirlpool planning to cut 5,000 jobs

October 29, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. plans to cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, as it faces soft demand and higher costs for materials. more »»

Stocks mixed after big rally

October 29, 2011 A quiet day on Wall Street ended Friday with major stock indexes little changed after a big rally the day before. more »»

Realtor board

October 28, 2011 Pennsylvania Association of Realtors State President Guy Matteo swears in the 2012 officers of the Warren County Board of Realtors on Tuesda. more »»

Market rejoices over Euro news

October 28, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement to contain the European debt crisis electrified the stock market Thursday, driving the Dow Jones Industrial average up nearly 340 points and putting the Standard & Poor’... more »»

Economy expands in 3Q

October 28, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — A summer of modest economic growth is helping dispel lingering fears that another recession might be near. Whether the strength can be sustained, though, is far from clear. more »»

Oil prices jump 3%

October 28, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil is climbing on positive economic news for the U.S. and Europe. Benchmark crude rose $2.71, or 3 percent, at $92.90 per barrel in New York on Thursday. Brent crude rose $2.67, or 2. more »»

Northwest Bancshares’ 3Q profit up 8 percent

October 25, 2011 WARREN, Pa. (AP) — Community bank company Northwest Bancshares Inc. more »»

Stocks reach highest level since August

October 25, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes closed Monday at the highest point since the U.S. debt limit showdown in August. more »»

Oil tops $90

October 25, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil is up more than 3 percent on signs of economic growth in the U.S. and Asia. Benchmark crude rose $2.84, or 3.3 percent, to $90.24 per barrel in New Yor. more »»

Harley-Davidson announces recall

October 25, 2011 DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselve. more »»

Jobless rates fall in half of states

October 22, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, a sign that September’s pickup in hiring was felt around the countr. more »»

Verizon 3Q earnings double on pension effects

October 22, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings doubled at Verizon Communications Inc. more »»

Fuller joins Lewis’ staff

October 22, 2011 Michael and Lisa Lewis, owners and operators of the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., have announced the addition of Ralph Fuller, licensed intern, to their staff at the funeral home. more »»

Stocks rise sharply

October 22, 2011 A broad rally swept through the stock market Friday after McDonald’s and several other large companies reported solid earnings. more »»

Murdoch to pay $3.2M to family

October 22, 2011 LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch’s company said Friday it has agreed to pay 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) to the family of a murdered schoolgirl whose phone was hacked by the tabloid News of the Worl. more »»



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