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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 »»

Dow average turns positive for 2011

October 15, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Stronger retail sales and surging profits from Google sent stocks higher Friday. more »»

Oil prices up

October 15, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices climbed to near $87 per barrel Friday as encouraging economic news in the U.S., China and Europe raised hopes that the global economy won’t fall back into recession. more »»

Businesses increase inventories

October 15, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies were confident enough in the economy in August to keep stocking their shelves, even as other data stoked recession fears. more »»

For first time in four months fewer job openings posted

October 13, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers advertised fewer jobs in August than the previous month. Some may have pulled back on hiring plans in the face of wild stock market swings and renewed recession fears. more »»

Stocks rise on Euro hopes

October 13, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — European leaders moved more decisively Wednesday to control the region’s debt crisis, and sent stocks sharply higher. more »»

Struggling Liz Claiborne selling namesake brand

October 13, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a makeover. Financially struggling Liz Claiborne Inc. more »»

103K jobs, but it’s not enough

October 8, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs crisis isn’t getting worse. But it isn’t getting much better, either. The economy added just enough jobs last month to ease fears of a new recession. more »»

Wholesale stockpiles grew 0.4 percent in August

October 8, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles of autos, computer equipment and heavy machinery in August, boosting inventories for a 20th straight month as their sales rose at th... more »»

Stocks down on Europe, jobs

October 8, 2011 A three-day rally on the stock market faded Friday after a mixed jobs report and credit-rating cuts for Italy and Spain. more »»

Service sector loses jobs

October 6, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. service companies cut workers last month for the first time in 13 months, according to a private survey. more »»

Johnny Appleseed Festival set

October 6, 2011 The Sixth Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival will kick off Friday, Oct. 7, at Memorial Field, Sheffield. New this year will be a wine trail sponsored by Howe’s True Value on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. more »»

Oil prices up on good economic signals

October 6, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — Oil rebounded Wednesday from 12-month lows on signs that financial leaders will move to bolster struggling European banks and on positive U.S. economic news. Benchmark crude jumped $3. more »»



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