Pennsylvania to lift mask mandate June 28, at latest

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is lifting its mask mandate no later than June 28. The Department of Health announced Thursday that it will no longer require unvaccinated people to wear masks in public on June 28 or once 70% of adults are fully vaccinated, whichever comes first. People are ...


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Cancellations and postponements

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U.S. stocks rise as economy shows signs of improvement


Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors received more signals that the economy is continuing to heal from the pandemic. Economic reports showed that unemployment is falling and the U.S. economy grew at a solid rate during the first quarter. The S&P 500 was up 0.1% as ...

US average mortgage rates decline; 30-year loan at 2.95%


WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates declined this week, pushing the benchmark 30-year home loan back down below the 3% mark. Signs continued of the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average for the 30-year rate fell to 2.95% ...