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Retirement and long-term care

By Dave Gardner Prospects for the Woodstock Generation to enjoy a healthy retirement appear to be increasingly filled with nagging unknowns, as this massive group of historic Americans transitions to walkers and wheelchairs. Lynn Evans, a certified financ (read more)

Business Briefs

MOHEGAN VALUE NOT APPEALED The assessed value for the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino property will remain $152.5 million because Mohegan Sun and the Wilkes-Barre Area School District did not appeal a Luzerne County Court decision from December, school district (read more)

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State gaming money gives projects in Lackawanna County a boost

by Jeff Horvath A project to build a trail linking the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to downtown Scranton and the renovation of a downtown building housing a small-business incubator are among local projects to benefit from more than $2.5 million in sta (read more)

Business startup series open to all entrepreneurs

Have you thought about starting a business but have questions or need guidance? Join several local organizations for a series on steps to starting and growing your own business. The series is sponsored by Penn State Hazleton, the Greater Hazleton Chamber (read more)

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Medical Compliance

by Dave Gardner As health care costs perpetually rise, an innovative series of physician processes are attempting to include patients within the nation’s caregiving teams and, in the process, inspire healthier behaviors. In the past, a physician’s efforts (read more)

Wilkes-Barre Focus

by Kathy Ruff Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the city of Wilkes-Barre continues to demonstrate its resiliency as a comeback city. After Hurricane Agnes’ devastating flooding in 1972, the city began digging out from not only the mud, but also the de (read more)

Real Estate In 2018

by Phil Yacuboski As we head into 2018, real estate agents are looking for the stability of the market to continue. “Everything has stayed pretty good in this area,” according to Adam Davis, a realtor with Classic Properties in Scranton and served as pres (read more)

Reform and the Payer

by Phil Yacuboski Congress did something in December it hasn’t done since President Ronald Reagan was in office — changed the tax code. Pennsylvania taxpayers will likely see some relief from the GOP tax bill, or will they? “If you have more money in your (read more)

Small Business Spotlight

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

It’s All About the Manager

by Biagio “Bill” Sciacca I was looking at some old paperwork the other day thinking about what I could throw out and what I should possibly keep when I came across the abstract of a very old study. I believe this study was conducted in the late 1950s or t (read more)

Incapacity Planning: Proper Planning Can Ease a Sensitive Subject

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“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” — William Jennings Bryan. We often take more time planning our vacations than we do our future. While it may not be a fun topic o (read more)


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NEPA sees 5,097 jobs retained, created last year

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania reported that 5,097 jobs in Northeast Pennsylvania were created or retained as a result of its work in 2017. They are part of a cumulative total of 49,896 job creations or retentions in the pro (read more)