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Unemployment rate drops in NEPA

The unemployment rate in Northeastern Pennsylvania went down in September for all the right reasons, an expert says. The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent in September. The MSA’s rate was the 15th lowest among Pennsylvania’s 18 MSAs. MSA rates ranged from 3.7 percent in the State College ...

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50 northeastern Pa. landowners sue gas company over leases

A group of more than 50 property owners with natural gas leases in northeastern Pennsylvania this week lodged the latest claims that the state’s largest Marcellus shale gas producer and related companies shortchanged their royalty checks. The federal lawsuit filed in Scranton accuses Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. of improperly taking out fees and using phony prices for royalty calculations, ...

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Editorial: Natural gas era unfolds in Pennsylvania without a cohesive strategy to make it sane and safe

When it comes to natural-gas drilling, where’s the leadership? Looking back on the coal-mining era, given the perspective of time, it’s easy to wonder why our state and federal lawmakers failed us on so many levels. In their zeal to take advantage of a new, abundant energy source, all but a few of our leaders largely turned their backs on ...

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Gas prices drop below $3 in region

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Gasoline prices dropped below $3 a gallon at some stations in Northeastern Pennsylvania for the first time in nearly four years. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, the last time the price was this low in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area was Dec. 3, 2010. Gas prices typically decline in the autumn due to decreased driving and the switch to winter-blend gasoline, but prices ...

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