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Business Features | June 24, 2016
Wolf signs bill ending fight over drilling rules
HARRISBURG — Legislation signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday killed tougher regulations over Pennsylvania’s traditional shallow oil and gas drilling industry that were approved in April by an independent regulatory board.

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Business Features | June 24, 2016
Largest banks pass Fed’s ‘stress tests’
NEW YORK — The largest U.S. financial institutions have enough armor to withstand the turmoil of a major and prolonged national and global recession, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.

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Business Features | June 23, 2016
House backs bill to bring gambling to ’Net
HARRISBURG — In a scramble to find cash just days from the state budget deadline, the Pennsylvania House backed a measure Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to the Internet and airports, but rejected a more sweeping expansion of casino-style gambling to bars.

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Business Features | June 23, 2016
Small hike slated
WASHINGTON — Millions of Social Security beneficiaries can expect only a meager increase in monthly payments next year, the trustees who oversee the massive retirement and disability program said Wednesday.

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Business Features | June 23, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
Survey says car quality has improved
DETROIT — Despite adding sophisticated electronic safety features and touch screens that once were prone to glitches, most automakers improved their reliability scores this year in an annual survey of new-car buyers.

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Business Features | June 22, 2016
Judge: Agency can’t set fracking rules
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another setback to the Obama administration’s efforts to tighten how fossil fuels are mined.

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Business Features | June 22, 2016
Obama to sign EPA bill
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will sign into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years, hailing a rare moment of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats.

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Business Features | June 21, 2016
Facebook investors OK stock issue
Facebook investors approved a proposal to issue 5.7 billion shares of Class C stock during the company’s annual shareholder meeting Monday.

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Business Features | June 21, 2016
Gun maker faces court
HARTFORD, Conn. — A gun manufacturer should be held accountable for selling the public semi-automatic rifles that were designed as military killing machines, a lawyer for families of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre told a judge Monday.

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Business Features | June 21, 2016
N.Y. passes bill allowing earlier drinking Sundays
NEW YORK — On Sunday mornings, some New Yorkers count down the minutes till noon, when they can legally order an alcoholic drink to cap their brunch.

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Business Features | June 18, 2016
Watch update to expand fitness
NEW YORK (AP) — Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you’re in a wheelchair, you’re out of luck.

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Business Features | June 18, 2016 Butler Eagle Online
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Disney’s Shanghai park could be capstone of CEO Iger’s career
Robert Iger first set foot on the site in China that would become a Walt Disney Co. theme park 17 years ago.

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Business Features | June 18, 2016
Co. to build Indian nuclear reactors
CRANBERRY TWP — A deal between the United States and India that will have the Westinghouse Electric Co. build six nuclear reactors in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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