Business

Ryu to become interim Geisinger CEO on Dec. 1

DANVILLE — Geisinger announced Thursday that its Board of Directors has appointed Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D., as interim president and chief executive officer of Geisinger, effective Dec. 1. Ryu, who has served as executive vice president and chief medical officer since September 2016, succeeds ...

Uber wants to resume self-driving car tests

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads. The company has filed an application on with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test in Pittsburgh, and it has ...

Wages surge as US adds a robust 250,000 jobs in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before Tuesday’s congressional ...

Handmade items a’plenty

BELLEVILLE — Four years ago, Cindy Zook used homemade soap for the first time. She loved it so much it became a staple in her home. One day, Zook thought to herself, “Maybe I could make this myself.” So, she did. Zook started making soap with local goat milk and participated in a ...

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 ...