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Stocks post solid gains as technology shares lead rally

Stocks shook off another bout of volatile trading and finished solidly higher Friday, led by gains in technology and health care companies. Despite the rally, the S&P 500 still posted its fourth straight weekly loss, extending Wall Street’s September swoon. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% ...

Juniata Valley Bank parent corp appoints new VP

MIFFLINTOWN—Juniata Valley Financial Corp. (OTC PINK: JUVF), parent company of The Juniata Valley Bank, announces the appointment of James A. Hane as vice president, mortgage & consumer lending manager. Hane is a 1992 graduate of Penn College of Technology with an associate degree in ...

Stocks close sharply lower as tech sector takes another hit

Wall Street experienced more whiplash Wednesday as stocks closed broadly lower, wiping out the market’s gains from the day before. The S&P 500 fell 2.4% after giving up an earlier gain. The selling, which accelerated in the afternoon, was widespread, though technology stocks accounted ...

King takes over ownership of Lewistown funeral home

LEWISTOWN — The Barr Funeral Home now has a new owner and a new name. Stephen D. King, who has worked at Barr Funeral Home for the past six years, is now the owner of what will now be known as King-Barr Funeral Home in Lewistown. King is the son of Joyce (Long) King, and the late Douglas ...

Wall Street steadies itself, halting 4-day losing streak

Stocks on Wall Street shrugged off an early slide and closed higher Tuesday, halting the first four-day losing streak since the market was selling off in the early days of the pandemic. The S&P 500 climbed 1.1%, led by solid gains in technology and communications stocks, and companies ...

TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack” when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the ...

Wall Street falls, S&P 500 down 1.2% as global markets swoon

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street slumped Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain, though the S&P 500 had pared its losses by the end of the day. The drops began in Asia as soon as trading opened for the week, and they accelerated in Europe on ...

Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday after the company’s founder resigned amid allegations of fraud — just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors. The company said late Sunday that Trevor ...

EU states worry South America trade pact may hurt Amazon

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU countries remained divided Monday on whether to approve a preliminary free trade deal drafted last year with South American countries because of concerns related to the Amazon deforestation and the respect of European standards. Speaking at an informal meeting of the ...

Judge agrees to delay restrictions on WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the ...