Mechanicsburg Business News

PennDOT to close section of I-83 this weekend

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LEMOYNE — PennDOT will close sections of Interstate 83 Saturday evening into Sunday morning while it removes the temporary bridge over I-83 south in Lemoyne.

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Japan deflation persists, industrial output falls

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Japan's consumer price index fell 0.4 percent in April while industrial production also fell from a year earlier, despite slight gains from the month before, the government reported Friday.

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Gov. Tom Corbett pushes transportation bill at New Cumberland news conference

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Some of Cumberland County's transportation infrastructure has seen its fair share of wear-and-tear.

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Monroe Township animal rescue gets help taking care of dog

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MONROE TWP. — Speranza Animal Rescue’s latest rescue is now out of the woods thanks to donations from area residents and help from a Maryland veterinary neurologist.

Owner Janine Guido and rescue volunteers did not know exactly

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Average US household far from regaining its wealth

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The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.

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Stocks rise as lackluster reports ease Fed concern

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The stock market rose Thursday after a pair of lackluster economic reports raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue to boost the economy with its stimulus program.

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State police to cover I-83 for enforcement effort

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Pennsylvania State Police and Maryland State Police will coordinate efforts for a special enforcement of Interstate 83 from York to Baltimore.

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McDonald's CEO: I lost weight by being more active

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They might start calling it the McDiet.

McDonald Corp.'s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again." But he said he

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Cheap leases offered to spur electric car sales

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Auto companies are hoping lower lease prices can put a charge into sluggish electric car sales.

Honda announced Thursday that it's slashing the monthly lease cost of its tiny Fit EV by one third, following similar moves by other

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Indexes edge up as Fed slowdown fears ebb

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Stocks are ending slightly higher after a report of tepid U.S. economic growth raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue its stimulus program.

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Hollande, Merkel call for full-time eurozone boss

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France and Germany are pushing for the creation of a full-time president for the 17-country euro currency bloc with stronger powers to drive economic policy.

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Lightlife veggie burgers recalled for undeclared milk on label

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Giant Food Stores said it removed from sale several varieties of Lightlife Food's Veggie Burgers due to undeclared milk on the ingredient label.

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OPEC to meet amid Iran-Saudi tensions

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Once the symbol of oil dominance, OPEC faces new challenges as its members gather for a ministerial meeting this week on how much crude to pump.

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Signed contracts to buy US homes at 3-year high

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The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in the coming months.

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday

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Stocks edge higher; utilities lead gains

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Utilities stocks led an early advance on Wall Street Thursday after Berkshire Hathaway's MidAmerican Energy agreed to buy NV Energy, a Nevada-based electric and natural gas company, for $5.6 billion.

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US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.81 pct.

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Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages jumped this week to their highest levels in a year, signaling slightly higher costs for homebuyers. But rates still remain low by historical standards.

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Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 354K

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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring and remains near a five-year low.

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Official: Companies showing interest in developing in former Carlisle industrial sites

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CARLISLE — Companies are showing interest in Carlisle's former industrial sites even as debris is still being cleared.

Two hotels are “at the table” for a spot at the former International Automotive Components site, said Perry

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Stock futures move higher on buoyant mood in US

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Stock futures rose Thursday with a pair of government reports showing that the economy grew in the first three months of the year and that the employment outlook remains stable.

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