Mortgage rates nose higher

As of the end of July, mortgage rates continue to give back some of the gains seen post-Brexit, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving up for a second week in a row to 3.6 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30- (read more)

All about the science and distribution sectors

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By Howard J. Grossman, AICP Warehousing, distribution, biosciences, healthcare and life sciences sectors have changed our economy. The location of The Commonwealth Medical College has helped focus attention on these sectors. The Northeastern Pennsylvania (read more)

Heritage Tourism: Home is where our heritage is

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By Natalie Gelb This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) national and state heritage area. To commemorate this important milestone, the community is invited to join LHV to pay tribute to the visionaries who founded the (read more)

New rules for financial advisors

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By Peter Shelp After months of deliberations and hearings, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as directed by the Department of Labor, released more than 1,000 pages of new rules on April 6. The rules provide a set of standards that must be fo (read more)

Belief in your brand matters

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By Dave Taylor In a sense, companies compete for two groups of people — customers and employees. While gaining customers is the predominant goal, winning the battle for high-quality employees is usually critical to achieving that goal and sustaining succe (read more)

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For professionals in industry, economic development and higher education, challenges in developing a skilled workforce must feel a lot like they are knocking their heads against the wall.The stories in our adult education guide illustrate that colleges an (read more)


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