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Business Features | September 3, 2015
Productivity rises as labor costs fall
WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.

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Business Features | September 3, 2015
Groups: Rule would hurt Pa.
The federal government’s proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state’s broader economy, pro-business groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.

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Business Features | September 3, 2015
Many to hit roads
Restaurants, gas stations, hotels and other tourism businesses should have a profitable Labor Day weekend, as U.S. travelers are expected to spend an estimated $13.5 billion during the end-of-summer holiday, a 2 percent increase over the previous Labor Day weekend.

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Business Features | September 3, 2015
HACKED CAMERAS
Some top baby monitors lack basic security
NEW YORK — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

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Business Features | September 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
CURRENCY REDESIGN
Tubman, Anthony win support for new $10 bill
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.

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Business Features | September 1, 2015
Don’t pay ’em
HARRISBURG — Social service agencies and schools have started to feel a cash-flow crunch as the state’s budget stalemate enters its third month.

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Business Features | August 29, 2015
You can control investment fees in your portfolio
NEW YORK — Although you can’t control the fact that troubles in China can drag down stocks here by 10 percent in just over a week, you do have control over one crucial factor affecting your portfolio: how much you pay in expenses

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Business Features | August 28, 2015
30-, 15-year mortgage rates drop
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May.

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Business Features | August 28, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out cigar-shaped craft
LOS ANGELES — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.

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Business Features | August 28, 2015
Subway warned in 2008
NEW YORK — A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway’s advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

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