Consumer

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
September 18, 2019 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year. The Fed's move reduced its key short-term rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an...
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Shelby Cassesse
September 16, 2019 - 11:32 am
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is hosting events to help low-income households maintain utility services this winter.
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Terry Dittes, director of the UAW GM department, announces that GM workers will go on a national strike at midnight on Sunday Sept. 15, 2019 in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, in Detroit, Mi. (Clarence Tabb, Jr./Detroit News via AP)
Associated Press
September 15, 2019 - 8:09 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo traders John Doyle, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday after the U.S. and China took steps to ease tensions in their costly trade war, putting investors in a buying mood. Technology, financial and consumer-focused stocks helped power the rally, which extended the market's solid gains from the day...
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Joe DeStio
September 10, 2019 - 2:46 pm
One state lawmaker says the price of Liquor in Pennsylvania is too high.
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Rachel Kalas
August 29, 2019 - 11:18 am
This may come as a surprise to many, but the fashion industry is the second most-polluting industry on the planet.
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In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo a for sale signs beckon buyers to homes along Park Avenue in Richmond, Va. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for June is released. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose more slowly in June as some of the country's most expensive housing markets saw stagnant or even falling prices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.1% in June from a year earlier, down from a 2.4% gain in May. Prices fell 1.3%...
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AJ Flick In Victory Lane After Winning Peoples Gas Sprint Division Race At Lernerville Speedway
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Scott Stiller
August 23, 2019 - 1:53 pm
Utility Company Using Racing Platform In Multiple Ways.
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Associated Press
August 21, 2019 - 3:44 pm
Student loan debt held by disabled veterans will be forgiven under an order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.
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Grocery Shopping
Larry Richert and John Shumway
August 14, 2019 - 11:28 am
Giant Eagle is partnering with a California based company to develop a checkout-free, cashierless shopping experience for custiomers.
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