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Elder law firm named Top 10 Organization

WILLIAMSPORT —Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Williamsport and State College, has once again been named a Top 100 Organization by Pennsylvania Business Central in its annual list of Top 100 organizations. This annual list of honors by the business ...

Local law firm receives Business Partnership Award

WILLIAMSPORT — The Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently presented its annual Business Partnership of the Year award to the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak elder law firm. This annual award, initiated in 2014-15, is presented to an organization that helps ...

Local attorney named 2020 Professional Excellence Award Winner

STATE COLLEGE — The Legal Intelligencer announced that Amos Goodall has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 as part of The Legal Intelligencer’s 2020 Professional Excellence Awards series. “These awards recognize the achievements of Pennsylvania lawyers who have made a ...

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope. People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the pandemic helped by unemployment and federal relief checks. But the extra $600 in unemployment benefits ceases at the end of July and local eviction moratoriums are ...

United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry. The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in ...

Sons, daughters follow in fathers’ professional footsteps

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — At the Greater Johnstown School District, a call for Mr. Jones could mean Michael or Gerald. For the past three years, Michael Jones and his son Gerald Jones have been working together, helping students of the district navigate their studies. Michael Jones’ career as a ...

Gig workers face shifting roles, competition in pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — There were the two-hour, unpaid waits outside supermarkets when San Francisco first started to lock down, on top of the heavy shopping bags that had to be lugged up countless flights of stairs. And yet even after signing up for several apps, 39-year-old Saori Okawa still ...

England assesses the reopening of pubs

LONDON (AP) — It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year's Eve. The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency services as many had feared ahead of the biggest easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown. But one senior police ...

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

NEW YORK — Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones. Seattle-based Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Zoox, which was founded six ...

More gains for tech as US stocks head for a third monthly gain

Stocks headed higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday, as investors focus on the prospects for an economic recovery as more businesses reopen after being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 was up 0.8%, extending gains from a day earlier and on pace for its ...

Stocks shed early gains, but still on track for winning week

NEW YORK — Wall Street is stumbling in Friday afternoon trading after worries about rising coronavirus infections in several U.S. states undercut an earlier rally. The selling followed word that Apple will temporarily close 11 stores in Arizona, Florida and the Carolinas as coronavirus ...

Google loses appeal against $56 million fine in France

PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court has upheld a fine of 50 million euros ($56 million) Google was ordered to pay for not being “sufficiently clear and transparent” with Android users about their data protection options. Google was first slapped with the fine in January ...

Wirecard CEO quits after auditors can’t find $2.1 billion

FRANKFURT, Germany — The chief executive of German payment service provider Wirecard AG resigned on Friday after the company disclosed that auditors could not find 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in cash, adding to the accounting woes of a firm once regarded as a star of the growing ...

Dress For Success

RICK KESSINGER/THE EXPRESS Embelishment Salon and Formal Wear Studio offered free dresses on the Main Street curb this Thursday, May 21. Above is a photo of a nearly empty rack aside from a single remaining skirt with a large sign with “Free” written on it. Evidently it was successful!

Fishers Woodworking LLC offers a myriad of products

LOGANTON — Looking for some hand-crafted furniture for your backyard? Maybe a new porch swing? A decorative item? Fishers Woodworking, LLC is a small family-owned business that has been in business for more than 30 years. David Stoltzfus is the owner and operator of Fishers ...

Gig workers and self-employed keep waiting for jobless aid

WASHINGTON — Like many Americans cooped up during the virus outbreak, Jeff Kardesch of Austin, Texas, is spending a lot of time on social media. It isn't just idle talk with friends. Kardesch is struggling to find out when he’ll receive the unemployment benefits he needs. His business as ...

Kessinger Propane expands amidst pandemic

BEECH CREEK — The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been kind to local businesses, as many have been forced to either shut down or exclusively offer curbside services. Only a few weeks ago Gov. Tom Wolf announced the statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses and while there have been many ...

PPL contributes $500,000 to Operation HELP

ALLENTOWN— The PPL Foundation has donated $500,000 to Operation HELP to support customers dealing with temporary hardships as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. “These are extraordinary times for individuals and families throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania, and this ...

Jobless claims jump by 70,000 as virus starts to take hold

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits surged last week by 70,000 to the highest level in more than two years, indicating that the effect of the coronavirus was starting to be felt in rising layoffs in the ...

PA businesses can now apply for disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has implemented its disaster declaration for Pennsylvania so small businesses and private non-profits statewide can access SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help alleviate economic injury caused by the coronavirus. The loans may be used to pay ...