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US plans to make airlines refund fees if bags are delayed

The Transportation Department will propose that airlines be required to refund fees on checked baggage if the bags aren’t delivered to passengers quickly enough. The proposal, if made final after a lengthy regulation-writing process, would also require prompt refunds for fees on extras such ...

US adds a solid 850,000 jobs as economy extends its gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging burst of hiring, America’s employers added 850,000 jobs in June, well above the average of the previous three months and a sign that companies may be having an easier time finding enough workers to fill open jobs. Friday’s report from the Labor ...

Sioux City program helps recent grads find immediate work

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cale McWilliams doesn’t like traditional classrooms. Instead, the May 2021 Sioux City East High School graduate prefers working with his hands. This willingness for hands-on learning proved to be beneficial since McWilliams was offered full-time employment while ...

A Little Bird cuts the ribbon again

Tina Newberry and Lisa Henderson had the second ribbon cutting ceremony for their store — A Little Bird — welcoming the community to visit their much larger store at 132 E. Main St., Lock Haven. The women opened A Little Bird at 310 N. Grove St., on Nov. 1, 2020, and soon learned they ...

First Quality provides support for Penn College student-parents

WILLIAMSPORT — The First Quality Group of companies, a leader in personal health care products and a longtime corporate partner of Pennsylvania College of Technology, has donated a number of sought-after items to the campus food pantry. In coordination with the college’s Inclusion Task ...

Geisinger Health Plan ranked best commercial health plan in state

DANVILLE — For the second year in a row, Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) ranked best among commercial health plans in Pennsylvania for member satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2021 U.S. Commercial Member Health Plan Study. Now in its 15th year, the annual study measures satisfaction among members ...