Drifton Real Estate News
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Nov 1, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
Stacey Germano, a mother of six children, is personally seeing the impacts of the state budget impasse that has been dragging on for four months. Four of her six children would be in the Commission on Economic Opportunity's after-school program at Heights Murray Elementary School in Wilkes-Barre called "Kids Cafe." Comment?
Oct 7, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
For negligence in failing to prevent a vicious New Year's Day slashing that severely wounded a Nanticoke woman, a Luzerne County jury on Tuesday found the now-defunct Prospect Street Cafe and its owner should pay more than $650,000. After a little under two hours of deliberations, the jury found the notorious Nanticoke bar 80 percent responsible for the box-cutter slashing that mangled the face of 34-year-old Nanticoke resident Jennifer Mieczkowski in 2012. Comment?
Aug 4, 2015 | via Erie Times News
State lawmakers made a change to unemployment compensation eligibility in 2012 to address the long-term solvency of the fund. But that legislation had the unintended effect of denying eligibility to tens of thousands of employees whose work is weather-dependent. Comment?
Aug 12, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
ANDREW KRECH / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Bob Sypniewski speaks with supporters of keeping the Wilkes-Barre Area School District's three high schools open Tuesday night at Rodano's in Wilkes-Barre. Supporters of keeping all three high schools open in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District are embracing Bob Sypniewski as their savior. Comment?
Jul 7, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
The Greater Scranton and Pike/Wayne boards of Realtors are unlikely to participate in the wave of consolidations occurring among Realtor groups nationwide. The Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of Realtors and Greater Hazleton Association of Realtors plan to merge Jan. 1. Earlier this year, the Carbon County association merged with the Lehigh Valley group. Comment?
Friday Feb 5 | via Philly.com
HSBC North America Inc., the U.S. arm of the British banking giant formerly known as Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, has agreed to set aside $59.3 million to repay U.S. home mortgage loan customers who borrowed at high subprime rates from the former Household Financial Corp., which HSBC bought in 2003. Up to 2,400 Pennsylvania borrowers may qualify for reimbursement, according to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 2 | via AmericanBankingNews.com
Peoples Financial Services Corp released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 2 | via PennLive.com
Derry Township resident Mike Megoulas found out his house was in a flood zone more than a decade after he initially bought it. Private flood insurance is more affordable for him than insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Comment?
Thursday Jan 28 | via PennLive.com
The fall of Mechanicsburg native James Adams from his cushy, hedge fund heights to making minimum wage toiling on the graveyard shift at Waffle House is, literally, the stuff of Hollywood movies. But the real lessons taught by his precipitous plunge from a Wall Street-fueled mid-six-figure income to taking orders from wee-hour Waffle House patrons fresh from the bars have little to do with riches-to-rags discomforts. Comment?
Jan 12, 2011 | via City Journal
'Are any of these ideas actually stupid?' Stewart wondered. Cut to Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, who described Arizona's plans to sell its state government buildings for $735 million, lease them back, and keep on using them. Comment?
14 min ago | via Sydney Morning Herald
Booming property markets in Sydney and Melbourne have helped push furniture retailer Nick Scali's half year profit to a record high. Nick Scali's profits soared by more than 40 per cent to $14.1 million in the six months to December 31 as home buyers rushed out to buy furniture for their new pads. Comment?
15 min ago | via Examiner.com
Pundits, analysts, professionals and amateurs are all looking for answers for why the real estate market is defying their logic. People are people really pulling at straws, looking for the magic elixir as to why the Vancouver real estate market is performing the way it is. Comment?
22 min ago | via American Reporter
Will wonders never cease? I never thought the right-wing Republicans of the House of Representatives would join arms with the progressive Democrats that populate this newspaper and put the kibosh on President George W. Bush's greedy, unrealistic and anti-American $700 billion bailout plan for Wall Street. We hear the arguments about the impending ctastrophe, and we even admit that a few catastrophes are more than likely going forward without the plan. Comment?
23 min ago | via American Reporter
With $700 billion dollars - about $2,400 for every man woman and child in America - Congress has just about paid back all those American and foreign banks for every bad loan they've ever made. All those credit card debts that people didn't feel like paying will soon be paid for by taxpayer money, courtesy of Congress. Comment?
23 min ago | via American Reporter
After President Bush, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pressured congressional leaders to approve a $700 billion bailout of the financial markets as soon as possible to prevent a global economic panic, lo and behold, we still ended up with a global panic. Perhaps it eased a bit with Monday's 936-point gain, but that remains to be seen. Comment?
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