Business

Retailers up their game after Toys R Us closures

NEW YORK (AP) — When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity. Rather than cede any more ground to online behemoth Amazon, companies like Target, Walmart and ...

Technology stock rally helps snap losing streak as rough week ends

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week’s steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt that the relative calm the markets enjoyed all summer had been shattered. Major U.S. indexes ended the week down about 4 percent, their worst ...

Seal of approval for CentreREADY

STATE COLLEGE — In an effort to build a better local workforce, the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County and the county’s public school districts and career/technical training institutions, have partnered together to create the CentreREADY program. CentreREADY is a workforce ...

PennDOT receives grant for interchange construction

BELLEFONTE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was recently awarded a $35 million federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant to move forward with construction of a new high-speed interchange between I-80 and I-99 in Centre County. The interchange will replace the ...

Off the beaten path

McVEYTOWN — Surrounded by the beauty of the Juniata River, mountains and farmland and the occasional rumble of trains going by, Quiet Valley Campground in McVeytown offers its guests a chance to unwind and get back to nature. Owned by Chris and Amy Renno, the campground is the perfect ...

Boyer Candy Co. purchases Clark Bar

ALTOONA — The Clark Bar is coming to Altoona. Boyer Candy Co. officials announced Thursday they have “bought the Clark Bar company.” “We are bringing back the Clark Bar. It started in Pittsburgh in 1917. It is 101 years old. We didn’t want it to disappear,” Boyer President and ...

Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital responds to local opioid crisis

LEWISTOWN — Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital has implemented a variety of initiatives to combat opioid and benzodiazepine addiction in the local community. “While we want to effectively manage our patients’ chronic pain, we are putting measures in place to ensure our staff is trained to both ...

Pampering available for pets in Mifflintown area

MIFFLINTOWN — After eight years as a grooming industry employee, Sara Flickenger said she wanted to open her own pet salon in Mifflintown. “There are so many different ideas I wanted to put to use,” Flickenger said. Flickenger Paws & Claws opened in March, in the building next to ...

Family Practice joins Geisinger

RICHFIELD — Effective July 5, Reisinger Family Practice is now called Geisinger Richfield and will continue to accept most major insurance plans. Dr. Gene W. Reisinger has practiced in the area for 32 years, bringing expertise in all areas of family medicine for patients in Snyder and ...

Boeing and Embraer attempt a joint venture

Boeing and Brazilian jet maker Embraer have agreed to form a joint venture that would push the U.S. aerospace giant into the market for smaller passenger planes. The new company is being valued at $4.75 billion. Boeing Co. said Thursday that it will own 80 percent while Embraer SA takes the ...