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Sunderland joins Pennian Bank as VP

MIFFLINTOWN — Kayelene Sunderland brings more than 35 years of experience to Pennian Bank. She was most recently employed by Kish Bank as a Vice President and Trust and Wealth Management Administrator. In her new position, Kayelene will be a Vice President and Trust Officer, working in the ...

Nurses, auto strikes may be signs of awakening US unions

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Registered nurses staged a one-day strike against Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California and Arizona on Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages as the nation’s labor movement has begun flexing muscles weakened by decades of declining ...

Stocks’ mixed finish nudges S&P 500 to a 2nd weekly gain

Major U.S. stock indexes finished little changed Friday after a day of mostly quiet trading capped the S&P 500’s second straight weekly gain. The market shook off an early stumble thanks largely to gains in health care stocks, makers of consumer products and retailers. Technology, ...

Festival held to fund Endowment Fund

BELLEVILLE — Valley View Retirement Community will host Family Fund Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 on the terrace lawn and parking lot. During the event, a variety of activities will be available on the Valley View campus. The Henry Werner Group Singers will provide music. ...

US stock indexes end mixed to close out a volatile month

Major U.S. stock indexes ended little changed Friday after a listless day of trading ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend capped a solid week of gains for the market. A late-afternoon flurry of buying gave the S&P 500 its third straight gain. The benchmark index also snapped a string of ...

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family to settle some 2,000 lawsuits over their contribution to the national opioid crisis is receiving growing pushback from state and local officials who say the proposed deal doesn’t include enough money ...

Farms worry as New York City considers foie gras ban

FERNDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City proposal to ban the sale of foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, has the backing of animal welfare advocates, but could mean trouble for farms outside the city that are the premier U.S. producers of the French delicacy. A majority of city ...

US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth straight weekly loss. Stocks tumbled after President Donald Trump responded ...

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

You’re not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ...

S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove another round of selling on Wall Street Friday. The latest losses marked the fifth straight drop for the S&P 500 and the worst week of the year for the market just seven days after the ...