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Disaster relief approved for areas affected by August storm

HARRISBURG (AP) -- Businesses and homeowners in Lancaster, York and surrounding counties affected by flooding in August will be eligible for low-interest federal loans. Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday those ... read more

Federal aid available to Susquehanna Valley residents affected by August flooding

Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved his request to declare a disaster in Lancaster and York Counties following record rain and flooding on Aug. 31. Homeown... read more

Canadian retail sales unexpectedly fall in August on lower gas

OTTAWA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The value of Canadian retail trade unexpectedly fell by 0.1 percent in August, the second decline in three months, in part due to lower sales of gas and clothing ... read more

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Central Florida unemployment rate down from August

Central Florida's unemployment rate dropped almost a full percent from last September, continuing a strong growth trend for the area. The region had an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent for September, ... read more


Gov. Tom Wolf announces federal aid is available to York, Lancaster County residents affected by late-August storm

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that federal aid is available for those who suffered significant flood damage to their homes and businesses during the severe storms that occurred in ... read more

Body found at old mine site in August still unidentified

BENTON, Ill. — Authorities are still trying to confirm the identity of a man whose body was found in August at an old coal mine in southern Illinois. The body of what officials say was a middle ... read more

Chinese stocks notch best day since August as officials calm worries about market, economy

China’s main equity benchmarks on Friday produced their best daily gains since early August to end another ugly week on a high note, after Beijing officials offered apparently calming comments about t... read more

Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $1B through August

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado report shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million. The Denver Post reports ... read more

LePage says his hospital stay in August was for ‘cardiac issue’

Gov. Paul LePage said publicly for the first time on Thursday that he was admitted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor in late August after experiencing what he described as a “cardiac issue.” U... read more

Canada: Data suggests GDP should not be stellar in August - NBF

According to National Bank of Canada’s analyst Kyle Dahms, lackluster retail numbers countrywide coupled with an earlier reported weakness for shipments in the month, suggests GDP should not be stella... read more

Feds OK disaster declaration for York County's August flood damage

Feds OK disaster declaration for York County's August flood damage York County residents may be eligible for a low-interest disaster loan program after the U.S. Small Business Administration declared ... read more



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