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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 »»

McDonald’s net income rises 9 pct

October 22, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. on Friday said its third-quarter net income rose by 9 percent to $1.51 billion, its ninth straight quarter of earnings gains. more »»

Blair Milestone Dinner

October 21, 2011 A special recognition dinner honoring 41 Blair associates was recently held at the Conewango Valley Country Club. All have reached service milestones of 30, 35, 40 and 45 years. more »»

Economy shows signs of health after summer slump

October 21, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy appears slightly healthier than many had feared it was a few weeks ago, raising hopes that it can end the year on an upward slope. more »»

Oil prices fall with Gadhafi

October 21, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell after the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, although it should take months for Libya’s oil industry to recover and for the full impact to be felt on... more »»

Stocks mixed as Europe haggles over debt fix

October 21, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — New signs of division among European leaders over how to handle the region’s debt crisis led to confusion on financial markets Thursday. more »»

Fed says growth was moderate

October 20, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says its 12 bank regions expanded at a modest pace in September and early October, a slight improvement from the previous period. more »»

Apple miss drags tech stocks lower

October 20, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — A rare earnings miss by Apple pulled down technology stocks Wednesday. more »»

Consumers step up spending

October 15, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers stepped up their spending on retail goods in September, a hopeful sign for the sluggish economy. more »»



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